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Make your trip to The Bass a regular family affair with a variety of ways to explore contemporary art.

Learn FAQ’s

Where is the Creativity Center entrance?

The entrance to the Creativity Center is located off of Park Avenue. The physical address is 2121 Park Avenue.

Is there a coatroom or storage for larger items?

Backpacks and any bags larger than 11 inch x 14 inch are not permitted into the galleries. Upon your arrival, the front desk will gladly check any large bags, umbrellas, and backpacks.

Is the museum suitable for children?

We welcome children of all ages but ask that visitors 12 years-old and younger be supervised by an adult at all times. Galleries that may contain sensitive material are clearly marked prior to entrance.

Are there food/beverages available inside the museum?

Food and beverage are available for purchase at The Café by Thierry Isambert. Serving coffee, pastries, small plates and an assortment of lunch dishes, The Café provides a gourmet dining experience to your visit to the museum. For a menu, please visit: http://thebassmuseum.wpengine.com/visit/#cafe

Are outside food/beverages permitted inside the museum?

Outside food and beverage are permitted inside the museum, but please note that both outside food/beverages and food/beverages purchased inside the museum are not allowed inside the galleries.

Is touching the art allowed?

Works of art can be incredibly fragile. To protect them, we ask that all guests not touch any work of art, frame, base, or protective covering, and maintain a distance of two feet from any artwork, unless directed otherwise. Occasionally artwork on view is interactive and visible signage will be clearly marked.

Is photography or videography permitted inside the museum?

Photography and videography for non-commercial, personal use are permitted throughout the museum unless otherwise directed by gallery signage or museum security. If you see a “No Photography” sign or are directed by museum personnel to avoid photography of certain exhibitions, please help us respect these requests. Please note that videography or photography for commercial or promotional purposes other than the museum is strictly prohibited. If you are a member of the media, please contact [email protected] to request a press badge.

Is there Wi-Fi?

The Bass offers free Wi-Fi throughout the museum. If you have issues connecting, please see a Guest Services Associate for assistance.

I’m visiting with small children and have a stroller. Are strollers allowed?

To protect the art and to clear pathways throughout the exhibitions, strollers are not permitted inside the galleries. Please check with the front desk or a museum security guard about where you can park your stroller before entering a gallery.

Are there any family-friendly activities available for my visit?

  • Drop-in anytime to the Creativity Center Friday and Saturday during your museum visit from September to May for free art-making activities, design challenges, books, and more.
  • Borrow an activity kit full of interactive visual aids from the front desk and take into the galleries to help your child explore the museum on a more engaging level.
  • Pick up a free art exploration guide from the front desk and take it with you through the related galleries with fun activities for your children to engage with works on view.

Does the museum offer any days exclusively for families with children?

On the last Sunday of every month (excluding December) join us in the Creativity Center from 2-4 PM for Family Day, a free program that encourages conversation, exploration, and experimentation through art activities for the whole family. Admission is free throughout the day to all visitors on Family Days.

Does the museum offer art classes?

Yes! The museum offers a range of programs for adults and children (ages 2-18). To browse through Creativity Center classes and art camps, please visit: http://thebassmuseum.wpengine.com/learn/. For all upcoming events and programs, please visit: http://thebassmuseum.wpengine.com/events/.

Are there volunteer opportunities for teens?

The latest addition to our volunteer opportunities is the Teen Board, aimed at bringing teens together to help plan events and activities for the community. Open to students aged 13 through 18. To apply, please visit: http://thebassmuseum.wpengine.com/learn/teen-board/

Do you have a lost-and-found?

Yes. If you lose a personal item while visiting the museum, please notify a Guest Services Associate or contact the front desk at 305.673.7530 or [email protected]. We’ll do everything we can to help you recover your items.