Admission to the Polk Museum of Art is always free.

Admission is free for everyone year-round, thanks to  the Chao Foundation, MIDFLORIDA, Share Foundation, Southeastern University, and Southern Homes.

Smoking, food and beverages are prohibited in the Museum. Photography is allowed in many galleries of the Museum. Please look for the signs at the entrance to each gallery indicating where photography is prohibited.

Museum Hours

Regular Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, 1 to 5pm
The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays, major holidays, and for its annual Gala. The next Gala will be on March 4, 2017.

Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day):

Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays.

Administrative Offices:

Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and major holidays.


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


Polk Museum of Art

800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 688-7743

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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