JUNE: The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday with 5 daily time slots: 12pm-1pm; 1pm-2pm; 2pm-3pm; 3pm-4pm; and 4pm-5pm. The first time slot is reserved for guests who are 60 years and older or in a high-risk group and requires guests to be masked.

JULY-OCTOBER: The Museum is open Wednesday-Monday, closed Tuesday, with 6 daily hour-long time slots beginning at 11am. The last time slot is 4pm. The first time slot is reserved for guests who are 60 years and older or in a high-risk group and requires guests to be masked.

Admission for members remains free, but please reserve tickets online prior to arrival. Visitors without a booking/tickets are accommodated when possible, but admittance is not guaranteed.

Here’s an overview of the changes we’ve implemented:

  • Admission Capacity and Timed Entry: Guests purchase their tickets in advance for an hour-long time slot. PAAM Members receive free admission, but must make an online reservation in advance.
  • PPE: Unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering while at the Museum. Others are encouraged to do the same.
  • Enhanced Cleaning Procedures:  All touchpoints are sanitized multiple times throughout the day. There are touch-free sanitizers throughout the building.
  • Physical Distancing: Guests are encouraged to maintain a distance of at least 6-feet from guests outside of their own party.
  • Contact Reduction: We have decreased our touchpoints by propping doors and installing foot door pulls. The bathrooms are closed to the general public and are only available for ticketed guests.

PAAM is a fully accessible facility with two handicapped-accessible parking spaces located on Commercial Street in front of the museum and one space in PAAM’s private lot, located on Bangs Street. A parking placard is required for these spaces. A wheelchair is available for guests at the front desk. Restrooms are equipped with handicapped-accessible stalls.

The Museum School is located on the second floor of the Museum and can be accessed via the school entrance on Bangs Street. An elevator to the museum school is available.

  • Restrooms equipped with baby-changing stations
  • Coat room available

Visitors are welcome to sketch from works displayed in the PAAM galleries. Students and artists must provide their own drawing supplies. Pencil and colored pencil are permitted. Please do not block entrances or exits.

Non-flash photography is permitted, with the exception of occasional special exhibitions.

PAAM welcomes and encourages group visits. Please call in advance to make an appointment. A $15 charge per person includes a tour of PAAM’s facility and current exhibitions.

PAAM Members enjoy reciprocal admission to the following New England art museums. Sign up for membership today and save!


JUNE: Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-5pm

– Hour long time slots
– 12pm slot reserved for guests 60+ or high-risk individuals
– $12.50 general admission
– Free for PAAM members and guests 16 and under