Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

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Crystal Bridges is open Wed. through Mon. with free, timed tickets required.

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We’re Open on July 4th!

crystal bridges in summer

Looking for things to do during the long July 4th holiday weekend? Crystal Bridges offers American art, architecture, and nature! 

If you plan on coming to the museum, Crystal Bridges will be open during its regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, July 4 (10 am to 6 pm). In order to maintain proper social distancing, we are currently offering limited capacity, timed-ticket entry. Visitors must register for a timeslot and will receive an email prior to their visit with information about how to prepare and what to expect. Timed tickets help ensure the museum has limited attendance per state guidelines.

Visitors and staff are also required to wear face coverings. Per state guidelines, face coverings are required for visitors ages 10 years and older. At Crystal Bridges, face coverings are recommended for ages 2-9. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.

Get your FREE timed tickets here, and let us know when we can expect you. 

Here are the hours for each day of the week:

Saturday-Monday: 10 am to 6 pm

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday-Friday: 10 am to 9 pm


Scroll down for a list of information and things to do with Crystal Bridges during the July 4th weekend:

Discover the American experience through art

Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

When entering the galleries at Crystal Bridges, visitors are greeted by a wall displaying a series of portraits. Paintings in this area highlight and celebrate multiple perspectives that make up the wide range of American experiences.

Spend some time wandering through five centuries of American art in our permanent collection and learn something new about a familiar figure or someone completely unknown to you. 

If you’d prefer to social distance this weekend, you can also view the galleries from your home through our 360 virtual tour!


Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… and State of the Art 2020

Hank Willis Thomas, All Things Being Equal

Hank Willis Thomas, All Things Being Equal… at Crystal Bridges

If you’re coming to the museum this weekend, make it a priority to visit our two FREE exhibitions: Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… and State of the Art 2020.

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…: Combining familiar images from sports and advertising with histories of art and politics, conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas examines popular culture, and how art can raise awareness in the ongoing struggle for social justice and civil rights. This exhibition is not to be missed. Its last day at Crystal Bridges will be Monday, July 13.

State of the Art 2020 features the artwork of 61 contemporary artists working and creating around the country today. If you’re wondering what art in the United States looks like in the year 2020, this is the exhibition for you! Found throughout the permanent galleries and at the Momentary, the full exhibition will be on view through July 12, with some artworks staying up through November.


Grab a bite outdoors at the food truck

food truck

Visit our North Lawn and enjoy a bite from our food truck, High South on a Roll! This is a perfect stop for a snack or cold beverage, especially if you are out walking or biking on the trails around Crystal Bridges.

The food truck is open during the following hours:

Wednesday-Friday, 2 pm – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm


Spend happy hour at Eleven with Bar and Bites

Join us for Bar and Bites on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 3 to 9 p.m. Enjoy Eleven’s full bar menu, signature cocktails, and a single menu offering. Please remember that you must wear a face covering unless eating or drinking.


Watch the Orchards Park fireworks from your car





Although the museum will be closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, guests can park at Crystal Bridges’ Additional Parking lot at the top of the hill and watch the Orchards Park fireworks from their cars. Please remember to practice social distancing. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information on the fireworks, click here.







Visit! If you’d prefer to stay home this weekend, you can still find plenty of ways to engage with Crystal Bridges on our website, including the full art collection digitized, art activities, coloring pages, virtual reality videos, and much more!


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