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General Questions

Are face masks/coverings required?

No, face masks are not required. We still request that you wear them, vaccinated or not. Our guidelines will adapt as the risk level improves.

What is the Museum’s reopening procedures?

To view the Museum’s reopening protocols and guidelines visit.

What is SMoCA?

A small-scale Museum devoted to contemporary art, architecture, and design.

Where is SMoCA located?

Is parking available?

Free, mostly covered parking is conveniently located near SMoCA. For a full list of parking options, including ADA-accessible parking, and directions from parking to the Museum, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.


How much is admission?

$10 non-members, $7 students, seniors (65+) and veterans

Free for ONE Members and patrons 18 & younger

Free on Thursdays and every second Saturday of the month

On Feb. 13, walk-up admission prices are changing.

View details.

What is a timed ticket?

A reserved time slot to visit the Museum to ensure social distancing at a reduced capacity.

What if I miss my entry time or no longer can attend?

You can exchange your timed-entry ticket for another available day and time. To exchange your current ticket, call 480-499-8587 or visit us in-person during normal business hours.

If I am a ONE Member, do I receive free admission to SMoCA?

Yes. Visiting the Museum is always FREE for ONE Members.

Become a ONE Member today! Visit the Membership Page.

How do I purchase event tickets?

All upcoming SMoCA events can be found on our Events page. Tickets can be purchased online or via phone at 480-499-8587.

Can I exchange or return tickets?

Ticket(s) may be exchanged for another day and/or time slot up to the day of your advanced ticket(s). There are no refunds or ticket returns.

Do SMoCA event tickets also grant free admission to the Museum?


Plan your visit

Is SMoCA appropriate for Children and Families?

Most of the exhibitions at SMoCA are both appropriate and recommended for children and families; however, occasionally we do show artworks with adult content. When this is the case, we inform visitors with signage in the Museum lobby and galleries. Interested in a family friendly tour? Contact us.

What is SMoCA's accessibility?

A wheelchair is available for Museum visitors to borrow. Wall texts in large print are available at our front retail desk.

Is SMoCA open on holidays?

SMoCA is closed on major holidays.

Is SMoCA open late?

Yes, SMoCA is open until 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings. And the Museum is free every Thursday of the month.

Does SMoCA have a cafe?

Although SMoCA does not have a café, take advantage of the many restaurants and bars directly surrounding the Museum’s art campus.

Can I bring food & drinks to SMoCA?

Food and drink are not allowed in the exhibition spaces where there is artwork present, but for some programs that take place in the SMoCA Lounge, food and drink are permitted.

Does SMoCA offer tours?

No. All tours are temporarily suspended. Learn more.

Does SMoCA have a gift shop?

Yes! Shop@SMoCA offers classic design objects and furnishings, contemporary jewelry, art and architecture books and imaginative gifts for all occasions. Also, there is an additional gift store next door at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts building. Two great gift stores all on one campus!

Does SMoCA allow photography?

Photography in some exhibitions and galleries is allowed for personal use only (flash, tripods, and selfie sticks are not allowed). Please check exhibition signage to see if photography is permissible. Use #SMoCA to tag your photos on social media.

Can you reserve seating for SMoCA events?

All SMoCA events are general seating only. Free events sometimes require an RSVP to help the staff prepare for crowd numbers, but do not guarantee seating. Space is limited. First come, first served.

About the Gallery

What is currently on display in the galleries at SMoCA?

SMoCA typically features 2–4 exhibitions each season that change roughly every three months during fall, spring and winter. Check the current exhibitions. SMoCA also houses a permanent James Turrell Skyspace in its outdoor courtyard that can be accessed during museum hours.

What is Center Space?

Center Space is curated by Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation. The gallery is a newly imagined community space for visitors to learn about the arts by doing. Each fall and spring exhibition will feature hands-on activities or interactive displays. It is located next door to SMoCA inside Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts building. Admission to Center Space is free and its hours are Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.

What is SMoCA Lounge?

A mixed-used space in the Museum designed as a “living installation” for events, gatherings and presentations. For rentals, call 480-874-4604 or visit online. To contact the Curator of Programming about events, email [email protected].

Does SMoCA accept donations?

Yes. A donation box can be found in the Museum’s front lobby near the admission desk.

If you or your business wish to inquire about sponsoring a Museum exhibition or program, please call the SMoCA Development Office at 480-874-4620.

Does SMoCA have a rental program?

Yes! The Museum, SMoCA Lounge, and the outdoor James Turrell Skyspace are all available to rent for private events. Contact the Facility Rental Manager for more details at 480.874.4604 or [email protected].

Does SMoCA have a permanent collection?

Yes, SMoCA has a collection of about 2,000 artworks ranging from paintings and works on paper to decorative arts to video and sculpture. Visit our collection page to view a sampling. We have a permanent collection exhibition annually. For additional questions about the collection contact [email protected].

How do you submit your artwork to SMoCA for consideration?

SMoCA does accept unsolicited artists submissions. Please see instructions on how to properly submit work here.

Also, if you are an Arizona artist interested in selling your work at the Shop@SMoCA, please email [email protected].

Are there any special programs or events that I can enjoy during my visit?

Check our diverse events and consider adding a performance presented by our sister division, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, to your visit!

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