Visiting the Meadows during COVID-19

Steps WE are taking to minimize your risk:

  • Advance-purchase, timed-entry tickets to assist with capacity management
  • Protective acrylic panels at the Admissions Desk and Museum Shop workstations
  • Hand sanitizer units stationed throughout the building

Steps we expect VISITORS to take to minimize risk:

  • Children must always stay with adults.
  • Practice proper hygiene for the prevention of disease as directed by the CDC, including frequent handwashing and cough/sneeze etiquette.
  • Leave large bags, backpacks, and other bulky items at home; they cannot be taken into the galleries or left at the Admissions Desk. A small number of cubbies (unmonitored) are available for temporary storage of such items.
  • If experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

Thank You!


Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays until 9:00 p.m.

The Meadows Museum is closed on Mondays, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


To exhibitions and upper galleries:

$12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for students.
Complimentary admission on Thursdays after 5 p.m.
Meadows Museum members and children under the age of 12 are admitted free.
SMU faculty, staff, and students receive free admission upon presentation of their University photo ID.

The Meadows Museum will admit active military and their families for free at all times as a participant in the Blue Star Museum program (PDF)

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5900 Bishop Blvd. Dallas, TX 75205
Tel: 214.768.2516
Fax: 214.768.1688

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 750357 Dallas, TX 75275-0357

Meadows area map

Directions and Parking

The Museum is located on the edge of the Southern Methodist University campus, on Bishop Boulevard, one block north of Mockingbird Lane. Entrance to the parking garage underneath the museum is at the corner of Bishop and Schlegel. Parking is FREE for museum visitors!

From Central Expressway (US 75): exit Mockingbird Lane (exit #3). Turn west and go two blocks (Stadium is on the right). Turn right on Bishop Blvd., turn right on Schlegel Street and make an immediate left into the parking garage under the Museum. Enter the right entrance into the garage which is marked “Meadows Museum Parking Only.” Visitors may access the museum entrance from the stairs on street level or by riding the elevators from the first or second level of the parking garage.

From Love Field Airport, Dallas: Take the airport exit to Mockingbird Lane and turn left on Mockingbird Lane. Proceed east approximately five miles, passing Hillcrest Avenue. Turn left at the next traffic signal, Bishop Boulevard. Drive approximately 200 feet to Schlegel Street, turn right and make an immediate left into the museum’s underground parking garage. Enter the right entrance into the garage which is marked “Meadows Museum Parking Only.”

From Dallas-Fort Worth Airport: Take the “south” airport exit to 183 East. Take I-35 East (Stemmons Freeway) proceeding south to the exit marked “To US-75.” Move to one of the two left lanes to merge with US-75 North. Continue north on US-75 approximately four miles to Mockingbird Lane (US-75 exit # 3). Turn left, proceeding west, approximately 1/2 mile to Bishop Boulevard. Turn right onto Bishop Boulevard and drive approximately 200 feet to Schlegel Street turn right and make an immediate left into the museum’s underground parking garage. Enter the right entrance into the garage which is marked “Meadows Museum Parking Only.”

Public Transportation

By Rail – Take the Red, Blue, or Orange Line to SMU/Mockingbird Station (Mockingbird Lane at Central Expressway). From SMU/Mockingbird Station walk/bike west on Mockingbird Lane approx. 3/4 mi. to Bishop Boulevard and turn right, the museum is the first building on the right. Bike racks are located behind the Museum, on the east side of the building. Alternatively, catch either the Museum Express or Mustang Express FREE shuttles from SMU/Mockingbird Station to campus. Consult ( for routes, schedules, and operating hours.

By BusConsult DART ( for the most up-to-date schedules and availability.

Gallery Rules

  • Umbrellas, backpacks, or other bulky items are not allowed in the galleries.
  • Photography without flash is permitted in the galleries, except where indicated.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the galleries except for special programs.

Writing and Sketching in the Galleries

  • Visitors may bring reasonably sized sketchbooks into the galleries.
  • Writing and sketching materials may include pencil, crayon and oil pastels only. (Absolutely no charcoal or wet materials are allowed in the galleries).
  • Do not use the walls or benches as writing or drawing support; use only hand-held boards or notebooks.
  • Keep all materials at least three feet away from the art. Many of our artworks are extremely fragile and can be damaged by the slightest touch.

Do not bring large, sharp objects into the galleries including rulers, t-squares, and easels.