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Plan Your Visit to the Monet Exhibition

October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020

Here are some tips to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature at the Denver Art Museum. We can't wait to welcome you for this only-in-Denver exhibition!

Read our Monet Ticket Tips blog for more information about tickets.


The DAM strives to be accessible to everyone. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome in the museum and galleries, and may be borrowed at the front desk. Scooters and motorized wheelchairs also are permitted, as are canes and walkers that convert to stools. You may also use the museum-provided gallery stools (available at the exhibition entry).

Large-print booklets containing the exhibition text are available for complimentary use in the exhibition.

Learn more about museum accessibility.


There are different versions of the Monet audio guide for adults and families, both available in English and Spanish. Audio guides are included with the price of the ticket.

  • Please keep the volume on your audio guide at a reasonable level.
  • All hand-held audio devices come with a headset.
  • You also may opt to use your own earbuds plugged into the hand-held audio device.
  • Please ask a gallery host if you have any questions about using the audio guide.
  • Feel free to experiment with either guide or check them both out.


The weather in Colorado can change dramatically in a short time. Please dress comfortably and in layers to adapt to the changing weather and the different temperatures in the museum.


Please do not have any food or drink in the galleries. The Callahan Café in the Hamilton Shop on level one is a great place to buy and enjoy drinks and snacks. Here is a list of some of the dining options near the museum.


College and adult groups (10 or more people) can receive group-rate admission with advance reservations. Two-week advance reservations required. To make reservations or schedule your group tour today, call 720-913-0088 or email


For your safety and comfort as well as the protection of the objects, we ask that you store large bags and backpacks (including purses) before you enter gallery spaces. Free lockers are available on the first and lower levels for your convenience (lockers require a quarter, which is returned when you're done).


Members receive the best price for tickets for Monet and exclusive access. Learn more about member-only offerings to Monet.

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There is a lot of building construction happening in the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Please allow extra time for traffic and parking.

The most convenient place to park is the Cultural Center Complex Garage at 12th Avenue and Broadway. You may be able to pre-purchase your parking permit online and guarantee your parking space in the Cultural Center Complex Garage, even when it’s marked full or closed (quantities are limited). To purchase a one-time use ePermit for the garage, visit (Please note the DAM does not own or operate this garage.)

You also can try SpotHero to reserve parking. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Denver Art Museum SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

Learn more about public transportation, driving directions, and parking.


We are a photography-friendly museum, and photography without a flash for personal use is permitted. Please do not use tripods, monopods, or similar equipment in the galleries. Use the hashtag #MonetatDAM to see what others are sharing online.


The Martin Building (formerly known as the North Building) is under renovation.

The Light Show, on levels 3 and 4 of the Hamilton Building, showcases objects from the DAM's collection. Access to the rest of the Hamilton Building is included with your ticket to Monet.


If you have any questions, feel free to ask at the museum welcome center on level one, or ask in advance by calling 720-913-0130. Volunteers and staff throughout the museum are also happy to help.

Jeffrey King is the director of visitor services at the Denver Art Museum. Jeffrey has been at the DAM since December 2011.