Explore for Free

Take advantage of free general admission to explore the Museum at your own pace.

Free Fun Stuff for Kids and Adults

DMA Friends

DMA Friends is a FREE membership program that allows you to earn badges and points to unlock special rewards when you visit the DMA.

Art Spot

11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Center for Creative Connections (C3)  Catch the creativity bug at the C3 Art Spot. Use ordinary everyday materials to make something new and creative.  Learn more about the Center for Creative Connections.

Smartphone Tours

Bring your own web-enabled device (such as an iPhone or Blackberry) to the Museum, and visit DMA.mobi to explore the DMA with a smartphone tour.

Everyday Family Fun

Explore the galleries with our Art To Go family tote bags or our Arturo Family Gallery Guides – both designed just for kids and their families!

Free Exhibitions

Concentrations 56: Stephen Lapthisophon

In his first U.S. museum solo show, Dallas-based artist Stephen Lapthisophon investigates how language and mark-making are linked to the formation of self-identity.

Robert Smithson in Texas

Robert Smithson in Texas is the first examination of five projects Smithson proposed throughout the state of Texas.

Self-Guided Tours

Pick up copies of tours in C3 or print them at home.  Explore the galleries with guides designed specifically for kids and their parents to explore the Museum.

Pop-Up Art Spot

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday–Sunday.  Looking for a hands-on experience in the DMA galleries?  Visit the Pop-Up Art Spot for creative writing, playing, and sketching activities inspired by works of art.

Late Nights

Join us on the third Friday of each month, when the Museum is open until midnight offering hundreds of experiences for visitors of all ages.  See the full schedule of events. 


More to Explore


100 Experiences

Begin your visit to the DMA with the complete list of 100 Experiences. It's a great starting point for experiencing cultures from around the world, a great lunch, one-of-a-kind shopping, classes for children, live music, volunteer opportunities, and of course, the renowned collection of art at the DMA.