A world-class collection of American art, stunning architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark forest with five miles of trails. Admission to the museum is always free.
Planning a visit to Crystal Bridges? Use this page to learn about hours, parking, and what to expect while you’re here.
We have something for all types of learners. From educator resources to family activities to scholars, find what speaks to you and engage with us.
There’s more to the museum than just the galleries— come enjoy hands-on creative fun with art classes for all ages and experience levels..
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Museum & Buildings
Trails and Grounds open daily sunrise to sunset.
The depiction of plants is a long practice in the history of art. Hosted by our Library and Archives department, join archivist Kariah Burst and Landscape and Outdoor Experience Manager Samantha Best to learn about the herbs that we hold in our archives. We hope to see you there!
Free with purchase of exhibition ticket.
Exhibition tickets are $12 for adults (free for members, SNAP participants, veterans, and youth 18 and under). Reserve exhibition tickets online, with Guest Services in-person, or at (479) 657-2335.
Kariah Burst is the archivist at Crystal Bridges and is in charge of archival processing, preservation, digitization, and access. She holds a Master of Library and Information Sciences with an archival certificate and has worked at the museum for 4 1/2 years.
Samantha Best, Landscape and Outdoor Experience Manager, started a landscape architecture and construction company with her husband which she would run for 18 years. Within this role, Samantha honed her skills at understanding how people use outdoors space, worked to educate her clients about environmental stewardship and sustainable landscape practices, and brought unique design solutions to the landscapes of hundreds of clients. As a builder, Samantha was steeped in the practicalities and details of landscape construction.
In 2020, Samantha and her family discovered Northwest Arkansas on a summer road trip, a journey that would change the trajectory of her career, ultimately leading to her current role at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Here, Samantha combines her knowledge of designing with nature and her love for storytelling to activate the museum’s outdoor spaces in ways that educate and inspire guests to take an active role as environmental stewards in their daily lives. In addition to her role at Crystal Bridges, Samantha is a board member of Friends of Hobbs, a city planning commissioner for Rogers, AR, an Arkansas Master Naturalist, and a member of the Arkansas Environmental Education Association.