Things to Know

The Tucson Museum of Art welcomes all visitors to its beautiful downtown campus in the historic El Presidio neighborhood. Whether you are making a visit to the Museum a day trip or as part of your whole vacation plans, the Tucson Museum of Art has some great resources to make your visit the best it can be.

To help all visitors enjoy the museum experience and protect the artwork on view there are a few policies.

Food and drinks
Food and drinks (including water bottles) are not permitted in the gallery spaces. Water fountains and restrooms are available in many of the galleries.

Large bags and strollers
To protect the artwork, large bags (including backpacks and large purses) and large strollers are not permitted in the galleries. There are lockers and small strollers available for visitors. Please inquire at the information desk.

Casual hand-held photography and videos are permitted at the Tucson Museum of Art for personal, noncommercial use.  For the safety of the art, flash photography, shoulder mounted video cameras, lights, tripods, “selfie sticks,” and other bulky equipment are not permitted in the galleries.  The Tucson Museum of Art encourages visitors to share images from their visit on social media sites, as long as they are not offered for commercial purchase.   Photography of temporary exhibitions or borrowed works of art are not permitted, unless otherwise posted.  Please respect signage prohibiting the photography of specific works of art.   Professional or commercial photography and video queries should be directed to the Director of Public Relations and Marketing.

Public Transportation
Sun Tran is the local bus company operating city buses around Tucson. There is a Sun Tran bus stop by the east entry of the Museum on Alameda Street. Routes 3, 81, 82, 83, 103 stop there. For more information on Sun Tran buses including operating hours and schedules as well as the most up-to-date information for the public bus system, please visit their website at

Downtown Resources
The Museum is located in the historic El Presidio neighborhood of downtown Tucson. To learn more about downtown including other points of interest, the Presidio Trail Historic Walking Tour, and nearby restaurants, please visit the Downtown Tucson Partnership website at

Area Attractions
Tucson is blessed with a great variety of arts, heritage, nature and cultural organizations. As a proud member of the Southern Arizona Attractions Alliance, the Museum is part of the discount offering in the Tucson Attractions Passport with more than 40 other area attractions. To learn more about what to see and do while in Tucson and to buy your Attractions Passport, please visit

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