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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Museum and Museum Shop Hours

The museum will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26. Normal hours of operation will resume on Friday, November 27.

Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 PM

The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission and Parking

The museum is free and open to the public.

Metered public parking is available in front of the museum on Wheelock Street and behind the museum on Lebanon Street. An all-day public parking garage is also located on Lebanon Street.

Accessible parking is located on the south side of Wheelock Street, across from the Green. From there go under the archway and immediately turn left and follow the ramp to the entrance of the museum.

Bus Parking

Parking for school buses is located in the A Lot on East Wheelock Street. Once passengers have been dropped off at the museum entrance, continue driving east on Wheelock Street. Cross North Park Street (go straight through the traffic light). Drive just under .3 mile. A Lot will be on your left, marked by a small black and white sign. The bus may wait in the A Lot until it is time to pick up the students. The driver should stay with the bus.


All packages, umbrellas, backpacks, and baby carriers must be left in the checkroom at the entrance to the museum.


When taking notes, drawing, or using Family Guides, please use only a #2 pencil. Pens, highlighters, and other writing materials may not be used in the museum. Pencils are available at the Visitor Services Desk.

Photography in the Museum

We welcome visitors to photograph or videotape works of art owned by the Hood Museum of Art (Trustees of Dartmouth College) for personal use only. No flash, please! Photographs cannot be commercially published, sold, reproduced, transferred, or distributed. Works of art on loan to the Hood Museum of Art may not be photographed.

Anyone interested in obtaining photographs of works of art in the museum's collection for publication, or other commercial uses, please click here.

Signs or objects labels marked with the symbol No photography symbol indicate that no photography is permitted for that object or exhibition. If in doubt, ask a member of our visitor services team! Handheld cameras or mobile phones may be used in the permanent collection galleries with available light only. Flash photography, tripods, and other photographic equipment are not permitted in the galleries. The Hood Museum of Art reserves the right to further restrict photography in the galleries as necessary.

All image and photography shoot requests by the media should be directed to the Head of Publishing and Communications.

Sketching in the Galleries

Sketching is allowed in the galleries. We ask that visitors use only a #2 pencil. Pencils and stools are available upon request at the Visitor Services Desk.


Accessible restrooms are available on the second floor of the museum and on the ground floor near the Hood Museum of Art Auditorium.


Assistive listening devices are available free of charge for all events


The museum galleries and the Hood Museum of Art Auditorium are wheelchair accessible. Please refer to maps for parking and entrance.


For accessibility requests, please call (603) 646-2808 or email

Questions? Feel free to contact us.

Last Updated: 11/25/15