The museum is fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available at the front desk. Auxiliary hearing devices are available at the front desk for the audio tour, as well as large font scripts.
A self-guided audio tour in English is offered free of charge and subject to availability. The audio tour must be checked out from and returned to the front desk. Audio tours should be returned 30 minutes before museum closing.
For the enjoyment of our guests, cell phones need to be switched off in the museum. Mobile phone usage is not allowed in the galleries.
Children must be attended at all times. Playing and running in the galleries including the garden is prohibited. Strollers are allowed in the galleries unless otherwise noted at the museum entrance.
Deliveries need to be taken to the Visitors and Staff Entrance at the northern side of the building along Olive Street. Visitors need to use this entrance and sign in at the security office.
If you require first aid during your visit, please inform the nearest security officer.
No food or drinks shall be brought into the museum. Food and drinks may be purchased and consumed in the Nasher Cafe serving area or other designated areas. Eating, drinking or carrying food/drink items in all gallery areas is strictly prohibited.
Inquire at the security office beside Nasher Cafe about lost belongings or call 214.242.5130.
No luggage, including small carry-on and oversize backpacks, is allowed in the galleries or garden. These items may be checked into the museum’s unsupervised cloak room at the front desk. The museum reserves the right to have a discretionary policy regarding what can and cannot be allowed in the galleries. Questions about the luggage policy can be referred to the security office at 214.242.5130.
Sketching is allowed in the galleries and garden with pencil, graphite, oil pastels and conté crayons. Walkways and artworks may not be blocked while sketching. For groups to sketch in the museum, please call Colleen Borsh, Education Assistant, at 214.242.5170.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the museum or in front of the entrance.
Wet umbrellas should be left in the umbrella stands at the front and back doors. Umbrellas are available for visitors to borrow while walking through the garden.
Adult groups can enjoy a special group rate by booking in advance. You may choose to experience the Nasher Galleries and Garden at your own pace, or request a docent-guided tour.
Teachers are invited to reserve free self-guided visits or docent-guided tours for student groups of 10 or more.
The following student/chaperone ratios are required for all school tours:
For kindergarten through 8th grade, one adult chaperone is needed for every five students.
For 9th-12th grade, one adult chaperone is needed for every 10 students.
Chaperones must supervise the students at all times.
Groups larger than 60 students and adults will either need to schedule multiple visits, or divide the students into smaller groups that visit at separate times on one day (when time is available).
School tours booked at least three weeks in advance receive free admission.
Docent -guided Tours are not available from June to August. You may arrange a Self-guided Visit during normal business hours.
Tours should not be considered scheduled until a confirmation is received by phone or email.
For more information or to schedule a school tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214.242.5180.
The Nasher Sculpture Center’s Mission is to be an international focal point and catalyst for the study, installation, conservation and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture.
No flash photography is allowed in the galleries.
Photography and filming for advertising or other commercial purposes is permitted at the Nasher Sculpture Center under the following conditions:
$300 minimum per half-day*
$500 minimum per half-day*
$1,500 minimum per half-day* ($3,000 for over 4 hours)
*Facilities are rented in half-day (4-hour) increments. Fees may be increased depending on the scope of the project or for additional staffing costs that are deemed necessary by the Nasher Sculpture Center.
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