Your Visit

Overview

Hours

Galleries

  • Sunday: 10AM–5PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10AM–6PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM–6PM
  • Thursday: 10AM–8PM
  • Friday: 10AM–6PM
  • Saturday: 10AM–5PM

Visitor Desk

  • Sunday: 10AM–5PM
  • Monday: 9AM–6PM
  • Tuesday: 9AM–6PM
  • Wednesday: 9AM–6PM
  • Thursday: 9AM–8PM
  • Friday: 9AM–8PM
  • Saturday: 10AM–8PM

Café

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 8:30AM–4PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30AM–4PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30AM–4PM
  • Thursday: 8:30AM–4PM
  • Friday: 8:30AM–4PM
  • Saturday: Closed

Store

  • Sunday: 10AM–5PM
  • Monday: 10AM–6PM
  • Tuesday: 10AM–6PM
  • Wednesday: 10AM–6PM
  • Thursday: 10AM-8PM
  • Friday: 10AM-8PM
  • Saturday: 10AM–8PM

Special hours

The Wexner Center is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


Ticket Sales

Tickets for most Wexner Center events are on sale at wexarts.org, the Visitor Desk on the entrance level of the Wexner Center, and the North High Street entrance of Mershon Auditorium.

When purchasing tickets online, you can print them at home or hold them at the box office. If your event is in the Wexner Center, you can collect will call tickets at the Visitor Desk during regular hours.

If you are attending a Wexner Center event in Mershon Auditorium, you can collect tickets at the will call window in the entrance vestibule on the North High Street side of Mershon up to an hour before an event begins.

The Wexner Center does not produce some events held in Mershon Auditorium, but we are happy to welcome them into our building. Those events may require purchase through Ticketmaster.

The Visitor Desk remains open for in-person ticket sales until one half-hour after a film start time, until the start of the second film of double features, or until a performance or other event in the Wexner Center begins. The Mershon Auditorium box office opens for ticket sales one hour before an event begins.


Gallery admission

Free for all audiences during regular hours thanks to the generous support of American Electric Power Foundation, Mary and C. Robert Kidder, Bill and Sheila Lambert, Adam Flatto, CoverMyMeds, and the PNC Foundation.

Please note: You will be asked to check backpacks, large purses and other large bags, and umbrellas before entering the galleries. 

Gallery hours are closed between exhibitions. Check the current schedule.


Tours and Gallery Experiences

Tours and other gallery learning experiences are great ways to find out more about the Wexner Center’s exhibitions and architecture, bringing art alive through spirited discussion and providing insights into contemporary culture. Educator-led and self-guided tours are available to audiences of all ages.

All tours are available free of charge. Each tour is customized to meet the needs and interests of participants. For more information about tours and gallery experiences, contact the Department of Learning & Public Practice at education@wexarts.org or (614) 292-6493

Learn more about teaching, learning, and interpretation at the Wex.


Directions

Located on The Ohio State University campus just west of High Street and 15th Avenue.

Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210


Parking

Thanks to the partnership between the Wexner Center and CampusParc, The Ohio State University’s parking concession manager, and our shared commitment to making the arts more accessible, we now offer $2 parking for Wexner Center programs and events. Some events held in Mershon Auditorium are not Wexner Center events and are therefore ineligible for the discount. Visit our calendar to see upcoming Wexner Center programs and events.

On the day of your program or event, request a validation sticker for your parking ticket at the Wexner Center Visitor Desk or the Mershon Auditorium box office. Present your validated parking ticket when leaving a CampusParc garage, and the price discount will be automatically applied.

Watch our Instagram video and see how easy it is to validate your parking ticket.

Please note: While there are multiple options for parking, we recommend Ohio Union South Garage to ensure the discount applies. There can be special event parking in Arps and Ohio Union North Garages that prohibits the discount application. Check Ticketmaster for upcoming special events.

All CampusParc garages are subject to $25 parking (credit card only) on Ohio State football home game days. The parking discount will not be applied. Check the Ohio State football schedule.

Nearby CampusParc garages:

  • Arps Garage (at 1990 College Road North) is about a block north of the Wexner Center, with entry gates on 18th Avenue. It is generally available for visitor parking after 4 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends.
  • Ohio Union South Garage (at 1759 North High Street) is about a block and a half south of the center, with entry gates on High Street and College Road. Visitors can park in this garage anytime.
  • Ohio Union North Garage (at 1780 College Road South), just north of Ohio Union South, has entry gates on High Street and College Road and is generally available for visitor parking after 4 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends.
  • Accessible parking is available at all CampusParc Garages. There are also a very limited number of metered parking spaces in front of Mershon Auditorium; please note that some of these are reserved for Ohio State permit holders.

Learn more about drop-off points and parking on our accessibility page.

For the most up-to-date parking information please visit the CampusParc website.

See traffic impacts for any parking and lane closures on the Ohio State campus.


Public Transportation

COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority) buses provide direct and easy access to the Wexner Center from downtown and other city and suburban neighborhoods. 

Plan your COTA trip to the Wexner Center (1871 N High Street).

Ohio State’s CABS (Campus Area Bus Service) program provides free bus transportation throughout the campus area.


Land Acknowledgment

The Wexner Center for the Arts would like to acknowledge that the land we occupy is the ancestral and contemporary territory of the Shawnee, Potawatomi, Delaware, Miami, Peoria, Seneca, Wyandotte, Ojibwe and Cherokee peoples. Specifically, the Wexner Center for the Arts resides on land ceded in the 1795 Treaty of Greenville and the forced removal of tribes through the Indian Removal Act of 1830. We want to honor the resiliency of these tribal nations and recognize the historical contexts that have and continue to affect the Indigenous peoples of this land.