Young visitors in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Young visitors in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

Reduced occupancy of 25% might result in a wait to gain entry. While queuing for entry, visitors should observe social distancing. Visitors are required to wear a mask or multilayered face covering. Social distancing must be observed while in the Museum.

Access to some areas will be limited or remain closed in compliance with public health directives, including theaters, classrooms, libraries, collections storage, and picnic/snack areas. This may include the closure of some portions of some exhibits.

The public will not have access to coat checks, lockers, or backpack/purse storage, nor the use of rental equipment such as headsets, portable speakers, strollers, etc. unless required for ADA accessibility.

Group visits, public programs, special events, and volunteer/docent activities will continue in virtual formats only. Please check our events page for all our upcoming virtual programs!

The museums will operate with a modified schedule. This includes closing at 4 p.m. each day to provide additional time for cleaning and sanitizing. Additionally, facilities operating on Wednesdays will reserve from 10 a.m. to noon for higher-risk populations. This corresponds with DCA’s weekly free day for NM state residents 60 and older. The public is encouraged to visit each facility’s website or call to confirm days and hours of operation before visiting. The Museum's front desk can be reached at 505-476-1204. For General Museum Information call : 505-476-1200 or email

Girard Multimedia Guide - Available Online Only

The Girard Wing exhibition Multiple Visions comes alive with our multimedia tour, which highlights certain displays within our famous permanent exhibition. Click here to use our online version of the Multiple Visions Multimedia guide on your phone while you visit the museum. It is recommended to load the guide before your visit, as loading may take some time to complete. (Pick up a FREE iPod Touch at the front desk, to learn about collection objects in greater depth.- Not Currently Available Onsite)

Photography in the galleries.

Noncommercial photography without flash or tripods is permitted and encouraged in most galleries! We invite you to take photos for personal use and to share pictures of your visit online. Join us on Flickr, Picasa, or Facebook.

Dining- please call for current hours of operation

Museum Hill Café is steps away (165 steps, to be exact) and is open for lunch Tuesday thru Friday 11-2, Brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 10-2, and Friday, (reservations only) between 5 and 7. They are closed on Mondays. Wonderful views, great food, and wine list, free WiFi! 505-984-8900.  Also available for private parties, call 505-984-8900 or send an email to

Visiting with Children.

The Museum of International Folk Art is a great place for families with children.  Our exhibitions are all created with the visitor experience in mind,  including engaging ages 3 to 103Please explore our online tours and experiences ahead of your visit! Hands-on activities and interactives are not available under NM COVID-19 Health Guidelines and Safety Protocols. Youth under the age of 16 are always FREE.

Tree of Life Play Area - CLOSED

Currently CLOSED DUE TO NM COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Our Tree of Life toy lounge is filled with toys and books that encourage imagination. Our newly renovated book and toy area encourages imaginative play with discovery boxes, miniature tree houses, puppets, a make-a-tree activity, and books. A favorite destination for kids of all ages!

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond -

Our perennially favorite permanent exhibition of Alexander Girard's collection of folk art from around the world has special appeal to children. We invite you to explore our online tours and experiences ahead of your visit!   (Certain pieces of particular interest are noted in the printed gallery guide. Families can also pick up an iPod Touch and take a multimedia tour of the Girard Wing.- Currently not available)

Online activities -

Miss us when you're gone? Bring your love of folk art home with you. Check out our upcoming virtual family programs, fun online experiences, and resources, as well as creative and engaging DIY projects and lesson plans.  Available to you 24/7,  DIY and lesson plans are free and downloadable.

The good folks at DK Eyewitness Travel named us one of the Top Ten Children's Attractions in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos!


Green Initiatives:

We go the extra mile through our green efforts, recycling plastic and metal beverage containers, cans, other plastic containers, corrugated cardboard, and paper. We try to purchase eco-friendly products and advocate for reuse and repurposing of materials by our staff and our visitors.