The Dayton Art Institute

Dayton, OH

Where are we going?

The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N
OH 45405

937 223 5277

What is there to do?

Founded all the way back in 1919, the Dayton Art Institute is one of the area's premier fine arts museums, and YOU can visit on your next family day out!

Are you ready to immerse yourselves in the wonderful world of art?

Sitting atop a hill on the edge of the Great Miami River, the museum is home to some incredible special exhibits, as well as collections of art from all around the world.

In fact, the collection spans 5,000 years of art history, with important works from Oceania, Asia, and Europe, as well as some incredible pieces of American fine and decorative arts - don't miss the outdoor sculptures either!

In fact, there are 26,000 objects within the collection, and at any given time, the institute galleries display about 1,000 of these works.

Art is so much more than just paintings, and at this popular art institute, children can explore all the various techniques, genres and forms that art comes in, and even be inspired! It's a great place for them to start exploring what they love and don't love about the art, and questioning the reasons why.

If all that art wasn't enough, the Dayton Art Institute hosts concerts, youth and family programs, social events and classes throughout the year, AND there is also an interactive gallery for families and children, to stimulate creativity and curiosity.

Are you ready for an art-tastic family day out in Ohio?

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8 suggested admission

Children: Free for students

Discount: Suggested admission of $5 for seniors, groups & active military


Need a little extra help?

The Dayton Art Institute is committed to reducing barriers and ensuring that the museum is welcoming and accessible to all who walk through its doors. Staff and volunteers at the Guest Services Desk are available to answer specific questions about your visit to the museum. The museum provides wheelchairs free of charge


When can we go?

11am - 5pm Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 8pm close Thursdays, 12pm - 5pm Sundays

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays


Any top tips?

Ask about any free tours that are happening on the day of your visit!

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