A Museum Devoted To Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design
The Museum will allow 30 visitors every hour to maintain social distancing. Tickets will be available in 60-minute intervals. The last ticket reservation for Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is 4 p.m. and Thursdays is 6 p.m
For information about our current COVID-19 policies and protocols, please visit ScottsdaleArts.org/notices.
For additional questions, please contact SMoCA’s admissions at 480-874-4666 during regular business hours or email SMoCA@ScottsdaleArts.org.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Scottsdale Civic Center
There is construction underway in the park area of Scottsdale Civic Center northeast of SMoCA. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.
As new information becomes available regarding construction, it will be detailed here.
Access to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Please note: due to ongoing construction, there is no direct access to SMoCA from certain businesses around Scottsdale Civic Center, including AZ/88 and the Saguaro hotel. For information about nearby parking, including ADA-accessible spots, and directions from the parking to SMoCA, scroll toward the bottom of this page.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.
SPECIAL HOURS: Closed all day Aug. 31. Closing early on Sept. 1 at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, all tours are temporarily suspended. Learn More.
Excited to see our new exhibitions? Reserve your admission in advance and save $2.
Non-members: $10 online, $12 walk-up
Students, seniors (65+), veterans, active duty-military, and teachers: $7 online, $9 walk-up
Free admission for the following:
- 18 years and younger (with valid ID)
- ONE Members and guest pass holders
- Healthcare workers and first responders (with valid hospital or equivalent ID)
- Active members in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program
You can reserve tickets online, in person, by email at SMoCA@ScottsdaleArts.org, or by phone at 480-874-4666.
Pay-What-You-Wish on Thursdays and every second Saturday of the month. Free tickets must be reserved in advance.
Groups of seven (7) or more must reserve a time before visiting the museum. To find out more information, or to reserve your time, please visit our information page here.
Due to capacity restrictions, the museum reserves the right to refuse groups that have not scheduled a time for their visit.
Timed-admissions are required for entry to SMoCA. Speed up your admission process by booking online.
Main Phone Lines
Admin and Curatorial: 480-874-4640
Public Relations/Media: 480-874-4626
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Enter SMoCA via staff door on the north side of the building. Main (east) entrance is currently closed.
North – From North Scottsdale: Take Scottsdale Road south, turn left on Second Street, turn left on Wells Fargo Avenue.
South – From the Red Mountain Freeway (202): Take exit 7 for Scottsdale Road north 3.5 miles, turn right on Second Street, turn left on Wells Fargo Avenue.
East – From the Pima Freeway (101): Take exit 47 for Indian School Road west 2 miles, turn left on Drinkwater Boulevard, turn right on Second Street, turn right on Wells Fargo Avenue.
West – From Phoenix: Take Indian School Road east, turn right on Scottsdale Road, turn left on Second Street, turn left on Wells Fargo Avenue.
Convenient, free parking is available at the following locations. See the next section, below, for details on ADA-accessible parking.
Civic Center Lot and Garage – 3888 N Wells Fargo Ave
Directions to SMoCA: Use the passageway directly east of the garage, south of the salon, and north of SMoCA. Travel east toward Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, then turn south to enter SMoCA via the east-facing doors. Due to construction, the sidewalk along Wells Fargo Avenue next to the garage is not open. We recommend using the garage’s south entrance and exit.
Civic Center Library Garage – 3803 N Drinkwater Blvd
Directions to SMoCA: Use the ramp from the middle (second) level to access the sidewalk along Drinkwater Boulevard. Use the crosswalks at the intersection of Drinkwater Boulevard and 2nd Street to cross both roads. Walk west past the Center, then north between SMoCA and the Center to enter via the east-facing doors.
If parked on the bottom (first) level or top (third) level of the Drinkwater Boulevard Garage, use the elevator located on the east side of the garage to access the middle (second) level and follow the directions above.
Old Town Parking Corral – 3806 N Brown Ave
Directions to SMoCA: Walk south down Brown Avenue, east along 2nd Street just south of SMoCA, and finally north between SMoCA and the Center to enter via the east-facing doors.
Pepperwood Lot – 7319 E 1st Ave NOT CURRENTLY RECOMMENDED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
Directions to SMoCA: Because construction in Scottsdale Civic Center blocks the normal route between this lot and SMoCA, a route around the construction area is necessary. Walk west via 1st Avenue, south down Brown Avenue, east via 2nd Street just south of SMoCA, and finally north between SMoCA and the Center to enter via the east-facing doors.
Details below for various ADA-accessible parking spaces near SMoCA. For directions to SMoCA from each parking area, see the section above.
- South entrance: 1 ADA-accessible parking spot
- South exit: 6 ADA-accessible parking spots
- North end: 8 ADA-accessible parking spots. Parking in these ADA spots at the north end of the garage is NOT RECOMMENDED during construction. There is no open path between the AZ/88 restaurant area and SMoCA, and the sidewalk along Wells Fargo Avenue is blocked by construction.
- Parking lot west of garage: 5 ADA-accessible parking spots
Civic Center Library Garage – 3803 N Drinkwater Blvd (access to crosswalk from middle level)
- Middle (second) level: 4 ADA-accessible parking spots at the north end. Ramp from this level to the crosswalk.
- Top (third) level: 0 ADA-accessible parking spots, but elevator is located on the east side of the garage to access middle level.
- Bottom (first) level: 8 ADA-accessible parking spots at the north end, but not located near elevator, which is needed to access middle level.
Old Town Parking Corral – 3806 N Brown Ave (access to Scottsdale Arts Campus from top level, via 2nd Street)
- Top level: 9 ADA-accessible parking spots
- Lower level: 0 ADA-accessible parking spots
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts – 7380 E 2nd St
- Circle Drive just south of the Center: 4 ADA-accessible parking spots