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 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays is 6:00 p.m

Important Note: That an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks related COVID-19 exposure. Review our Reopening Guidelines to learn more about SMoCA’s policies and procedures.

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 Park

There is construction underway in Scottsdale Civic Center Park. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.

As new information becomes available regarding construction, it will be detailed on this website 

Access to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

If you park in Wells Fargo Avenue garage west of SMoCA, the best access is through the passageway just north of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. 

There is no access to SMoCA from the north. Please note, during construction there is no direct path to SMoCA from AZ/88 or the Saguaro hotel. 




Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.

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.


We’re offering half-price admission while we’re installing our new spring exhibitions. For more information visit our Upcoming Exhibitions page.

$5 Non-members

$5 Students, seniors (65+), and veterans

Free with a ONE Membership

Free admission for the following:

  • 18 and younger
  • Culture pass holders
  • Healthcare workers and first responders (with valid hospital or equivalent ID)
  • Active membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Program
  • ONE Member guest passes

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.

Important Update

Timed-admissions are required for entry to SMoCA. Speed up your admission process by booking online. On Feb. 13, walk-up admission prices are changing to $12 for non-members and $9 for students, seniors (65+), veterans, active-duty military, and teachers. Save $2 on admissions after Feb. 13 by booking online!

Groups of six (6) must reserve a timed-entry before visiting the Museum.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions all tours are temporarily suspended. Learn More.


Main Phone Lines

SMoCA Store: 480.874.4666

Admin & Curatorial: 480.874.4640

Programming: 480.874.4639

Development: 480.874.4609

Education: 480.425.5348

Marketing: 480.874.4653



Driving Directions

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 7374 East Second Street in Scottsdale.

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.




Free parking available in parking garage behind Los Olivos restaurant or on Drinkwater Blvd in the Civic Center Library parking garage. Additional, free parking is available at the Civic Center Lot and Garage (Wells Fargo Avenue), Old Town Parking Corral (East Second Street and Brown Avenue) and Pepperwood Lot (East First Avenue at Buckboard Trail)