Hours, Admission & Location


The museum will be open Monday, July 4, 2022 from 10 am-5 pm.

The museum is open Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am–5 pm, Fridays 10 am-7 pm.

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Visitors may purchase advanced general admission tickets at or by calling 978-542-1511.

Please note: Due to health safety protocols, capacity is limited in The Great Animal Orchestra exhibition. Visitors may experience long wait times, especially on the weekends. Read the FAQs below for details on how to use our waitlist system.


Adults $20, seniors (65 and over) $18, students (with ID) $12, youth (16 and under) and Salem residents free (does not apply to student tour groups).

Members are and Corporate Members are admitted free to all sites and special exhibitions.

People who work in Salem receive free general admission upon presentation of a business card or employee ID at the admissions desk.

For a full list of complimentary admissions, click here.


Location & Information

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970.
Phone: 978-745-9500, 866-745-1876
For guests who are deaf or hard of hearing: 978-740-3649
Program and Ticket reservations: 978-542-1511
Group Tour reservations
: 978-542-1514

Know Before You Go

Masks are encouraged for all visitors. Learn what steps are being taken to ensure the health and safety of our community at

For information on directions and parking visit

The Great Animal Orchestra FAQs