Things to Know
Whether you're a first-time museum visitor or a life-long member of the DAM, you need to know a few things about the museum.
Please Don't Touch
Even the lightest touch can damage a work of art, so please do not touch the art. Your great-great-grandchildren will thank you.
Photograph with Care
Photography for personal, noncommercial use is permitted in our permanent collection galleries but is not permitted in temporary exhibition galleries or for special loans to the museum. You will find a sign at the gallery door or on the object label if photography is not allowed. If you're not sure, ask a security officer.
With the exception of professional photographers escorted by staff, cameras must be handheld and no flash photography or tripods are allowed.
Sketch with Pencils
Feel free to sketch with pencil in notebooks 8-½ by 11 inches or smaller. Colored pencils and ink pens are not allowed in the galleries, except in designated artmaking areas.
Bring the Kids
The DAM is a fun and fascinating place for kids of all ages. Strollers are available at our welcome centers, and family restrooms are located in both buildings. Visit the Kids & Families page.
Stow Your Bags & Packages
Please use our free lockers on level one of both buildings.
Talk About It
We encourage dialogue in the galleries, but please be courteous to others. If you need to talk on your cell phone, stay in lobby areas. Follow the DAM on Twitter and Facebook to tell us what you think and stay informed about the museum's event and exhibitions.
Don't Eat or Drink in the Galleries
Snack in designated areas. Food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.