Wichita on the Cheap

Live the Good Life for Less & Never Miss a Deal

Wichita Art Museum Free Admission for Permanent Collection

The Wichita Art Museum announced they will now have FREE admission to their permanent collection gallery. This is HUGE news! Visitors will no longer be charged general admission to view artwork in the galleries that showcase WAM’s permanent collection, which the City of Wichita owns.

The Art Museum is located in downtown Wichita. This is a premier attraction but truly a community place where everyone is welcome. They have lots to do and see for youth and adults. Read this article to learn about all the FREE activities and things to do. 

The Wichita Art Museum was founded in 1935, and we are lucky to have such a wonderful community attraction in our city. The museum collection includes over 6,000 works of art.

Pro Tip: The Wichita Art Museum has a FREE kid’s space Called PLAY with kids’ crafts, toys, and more. 

Wichita Art Museum Free to Visit

“The museum’s founder, Louise Caldwell Murdock, wanted Wichita to have an art museum, and her will established the collection of art by American painters and sculptors as a gift to the city. We want every Wichitan to have access to this incredible collection every day the museum is open,” said WAM Director/CEO Anne Kraybill.

Visit their website HERE. 

Pro Tip: Don’t forget that the Wichita Art Museum is open LATE on Fridays. Visit WAM’s Facebook Page to see what FREE special events or activities are happening. 

  • We have attended multiple times, and I highly recommend it. This is great for Date Night or the whole family. We took our daughter to the FREE Kids area called PLAY, which is open late on Fridays, and saw an incredible FREE performance in the commons area.

Wichita Art Museum Friday Nights


Visitors will no longer pay general admission (previously $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 55+ and $3 for students) to view the museum’s permanent collection galleries. Only the museum’s major, temporary exhibitions will have a special ticket price for adults (children under 18 will always be free).

Wichita Art Museum Storytelling Exhibition

WAM’s Access-For-All campaign will continue to be supported by Colby Sandlian of Sandlian Realty. Thanks to the endowed fund he created with the Wichita Foundation, admission to major, temporary exhibitions will be just $3 to WAM visitors using EBT cards who participate in SNAP benefits. Mr. Sandlian’s generous donation will also support free admission on one Saturday during each temporary exhibition, which will coincide with the museum’s Family ArtVenture program. – From Wichita Art Museums website. 

Book fair Wichita Art Museum

Friends of the Wichita Art Museum has book sales throughout the year! Check back or sign up for our FREE email Newsletter so you never miss a deal! 

Wichita Art Museum Hours: The Wichita Art Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but open Wednesdays through Sundays and until 9 p.m. on Fridays. 

Phone Number: 316-268-4921

Location: 1400 Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203


Scroll to the top