A Museum Devoted To Contemporary Art, Architecture, and Design
Timed-entry tickets are available at 30-minute intervals. The last ticket reservation for Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays is 6:30 p.m. See below for pricing details.
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 [email protected].
Closed – Dec. 24 through Dec. 29, 2023
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enhance your SMoCA visit with our digital exhibition guide! Scan the QR code below to access a map of the museum with a guide of the exhibitions.
¡Mejora tu visita a SMoCA con nuestra guía de exhibición digital! Escanea el código QR abajo para acceder a un mapa del museo con una guía de las exposiciones.
Learn More about our offered tours on our Groups and Tours page.
Some of our galleries are closed for installation. During this time, admission is on us!
Timed-admissions are required for entry to SMoCA. Speed up your admission process by booking online and save $2. Timed-admission reservations are still required during pay-what-you-wish periods.
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
Pay what you wish on Thursdays and every second Saturday of the month. Free tickets must still 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.
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.
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 and north of SMoCA to travel east toward Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Then turn south and enter SMoCA via the main, east-facing doors.
OR: Use the passageway just south of AZ/88, traveling east past the restaurant and then south, past Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts to SMoCA’s main, east-facing doors.
Civic Center Library Garage – 3803 N Drinkwater Blvd
Directions to SMoCA: The northwest corner of the middle (second) level of the garage opens directly to Scottsdale Civic Center. Travel west through Scottsdale Civic Center, over the Drinkwater Boulevard overpass, past Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, and then south, along the west side of the Center, to reach SMoCA and enter the Museum from the main, east-facing doors.
OR: Use the ramp from the middle (second) level of the Library Garage to access the sidewalk along Drinkwater Boulevard. Use the crosswalks at the intersection of Drinkwater Boulevard and 2nd Street to cross both roads and approach SMoCA from the south, passing Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Turn north between the Center and SMoCA to enter the Museum from the main, 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 either of 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
Directions to SMoCA: There are walkways between this parking lot and Scottsdale Civic Center at various points along the south side of the parking lot. Once within the Civic Center grounds, travel south past Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and enter SMoCA 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 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
Both the Scottsdale Trolley System and Valley Metro have routes near the Scottsdale Arts campus.
Valley Metro – Take the Indian School route to Scottsdale Road or Drinkwater Boulevard, then walk south toward Scottsdale Civic Center. Or take the Scottsdale Road / Rural Road route to 2nd Street, then walk east toward Scottsdale Civic Center.