Polk Museum of Art


Visitor Info

Museum Location

800 East Palmetto Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801


Members: Free
General Admission: $5
Seniors (age 62+): $4
Student Admission (K-12, and college/vocational with valid ID): Free
Children age 5 and younger are admitted free.

The Museum is FREE to everyone on Thursdays, thanks to the Chao Foundation; on Fridays, thanks to our corporate partner BB&T; and on Saturdays, thanks to our corporate partner MIDFLORIDA Credit Union.

Visitors may shop in the Museum Store without paying admission.

*There are additional charges for certain special events, classes, exhibitions, and performances. Smoking, food and beverages are prohibited in the Museum. Photography is not permitted, except by prior arrangement. All camera equipment must be left at the front desk.

Museum Hours

Summer Hours (June 1 – September 1):
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and major holidays.

Regular Hours (Resuming after Labor Day):
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 1 – 5pm
The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and major holidays.

Administrative Offices:
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and on major holidays.


The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Designated parking and a wheelchair ramp are present. A wheelchair is available at the information desk in the front lobby for guests needing assistance. Wall text is installed to be read at wheelchair height.

IRS Form 990

The Museum’s IRS Form 990 is available for viewing here and at guidestar.org (just search for Polk Museum of Art and log in). You can also download our FY 2014 financial audit HERE. Polk Museum of Art is a private, 501(c)(3) organization that relies upon the generosity of the community for its support. Contributions are tax deductible.

From one of our visitors:

“This museum is small but mighty. You can go around in a very short time and observe a lot, and then go around again and observe more.”
– R. Ritz, Kingspoint, Sun City, Florida


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One weekend Visitor Services Associate position is open.  The hours are 9:45…