Wednesday, Friday, Saturday | 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday | 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday | 12 noon – 5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
$3 seniors age 62 and up
Free for children, students, members, and military families
Blue Star Museum
Rochester Art Center is proud to be one of more than 2.000 museums to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. The Blue Star Museums program runs from Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013, but it is a policy Rochester Art Center has chosen to adopt year-round.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1, which includes active duty military and five immediate family members, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve.
To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program.
The Rochester Art Center is located at: 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Please download and print a map of the street area of downtown Rochester.
To get to our exquisite award-winning, glass-walled, copper & zinc clad, 21st Century building with open & art enhancing spaces
From Highway 52 North or South: Take the 2nd St SW exit / Go East / Continue East on 2nd Street until it Ts at Civic Center Drive / The Rochester Art Center is directly in front of you, accessible via the circle drive of the Mayo Civic Center
From Highway 63 (Broadway)
From the North: Turn left onto 2nd Street SE, Go East / Continue East on 2nd Street until it “Ts” at Civic Center Drive / The Rochester Art Center is directly in front of you, accessible via the circle drive of the Mayo Civic Center
From the South: Turn right onto 2nd Street SE / Go East / Continue East on 2nd Street until it Ts at Civic Center Drive / The Rochester Art Center is directly in front of you, accessible via the circle drive of the Mayo Civic Center
Park free in any city ramp for the first hour, on weekdays after 5:00 pm until 1:00 am, and weekends from 9:00 am to 1:00 am. The Civic Center ramp is across from the Art Center accessible from First Avenue SE.
Meters are enforced 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except major holidays. Meters are not enforced after 5:00 pm on weekdays or on Saturdays or Sundays.
Wheelchair visitor parking is available in the Civic Center ramp across the street.