Polk Museum of Art


Visitor Info

Museum Location

800 East Palmetto Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801


Admission is free for everyone year-round, thanks to the following organizations and individuals: Tuesdays, thanks to Southeastern University; Wednesdays, thanks to a Friend of the Community; Thursdays, thanks to our partnership with the Chao Foundation; Fridays, thanks to BB&T; Saturdays, thanks to MIDFLORIDA; and Sundays, thanks to Clayton & Beverly Hollis.

*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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