Are weapons allowed?
Visitors are prohibited from bringing the following items onto the Nasher Sculpture Center property: weapons and tools including firearms, knives, cutting tools, realistic replicas of firearms, disabling chemicals like mace, pepper spray, tear gas, chlorine, liquid bleach or compressed gasses or other potentially dangerous instruments; armaments or devices which can cause bodily harm to visitors, staff, or others, and/or physical harm to Nasher Sculpture Center Property; or any items specifically prohibited to possess as per Texas State Penal Code 30.06 and 30.07.
Do you allow food and drink?
With the exception of food and drinks that may be purchased and consumed in the Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck serving area and other designated areas, we do not allow outside food and drink to be brought into the museum. Eating, drinking, or carrying food/drink items in all gallery areas is strictly prohibited.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking, including smokeless electronic cigarettes, is strictly prohibited anywhere on museum property, in front of the museum entrance or inside any exhibit area.
Is photography allowed?
Yes, however flash photography is not allowed in the museum. Photographs of special exhibitions, or art works on loan are subject to the approval of the Curator. The use of tri-pods and selfie sticks is not allowed in the museum.
Do you offer tours on the weekend?
Yes. A drop-in docent tour is offered at noon every Saturday except the first Saturday of the month. Family tours are offered during our Target First Saturday series. Exact times can be found on that day’s schedule. Drop-in tours for groups under 10 people are complimentary through the Museum Ambassador Program on Friday through Sunday, based on availability.
Do you offer reciprocal entry with other museums?
The Nasher accepts American Association of Museums, International Committee on Museums and Texas Association of Museums cards. We also accept members of the Texas Reciprocal Member Program and the Guggenheim ArtPass.
Do you offer free admission?
We offer free admission for Members, each Target First Saturday, Til Midnight and for various special events throughout the year.
How many guests may a museum colleague bring in?
An employee of another museum or member of AAM, ICOM or TAM may bring two guests.
Will rain impact my visit?
A considerable portion of our galleries are located inside. To enjoy the outdoor galleries in the rain, we have a number of umbrellas on hand. (Available upon request. Quantities limited.) Umbrella stands and bags are positioned at both front and garden entrances.
Must visitors pay the entrance fee in order to dine at the cafe?
Visitors that are non-members must buy a ticket to the galleries in order to gain access to the cafe.
What days are you closed?
We are closed every Monday as well as Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Can visitors take professional pictures (such as engagement or graduation photos) in the garden?
Yes. However, all professional photography must be scheduled through our Private Events department at [email protected] or 214.242.5182.
Are pets allowed?
With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted.
What is your policy on luggage?
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.