Exhibition Tickets

Entry tickets recommended

Due to anticipated high demand and our gallery’s limited capacity, visitors are asked to purchase an Arts & Exhibition ticket in advance.

How it works

When completing the form below, select the day you plan to attend the exhibition. You do not need to select a time. Your ticket is good for the entire day. Just stop by anytime during hours the Athenaeum is open.

Be sure to plan enough time to enjoy the exhibition and art throughout our first floor.

Are you a member? Boston Athenaeum members do not need to reserve a time. Simply bring your member card when you visit.

Looking for a guided tour of the exhibition? This ticket does not include a guided tour. See our events listings for more information on docent- and curator-led tours of this exhibition.

Exhibition Reservation Form

Your Contact Information




Reservation Information


NOTE: the Athenaeum is closed on Sundays
You cannot select a Sunday, as the Athenaeum is closed on that day. The Library is also closed on May 27 for Memorial Day. Please select a different date.


Valid ID required for entry


No charge with proof of active membership in a reciprocal program

Must provide proof of program participation


To reserve a tour for more than 10 people, please contact the Membership office at membership@bostonathenaeum.org or 617-720-7604







Payment Information






(4-digit year)