Young visitors in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Young visitors in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

Visitor Guidelines

There is an accessable elevator up to the Museum Hill plaza, next to the parking lot drop off location. The public has access to self coat check. The public has use of equipment such as wheelchairs and portable stools. For other accomdations for ADA accessibility please contact our front desk at 505-476-1204.


Girard Multimedia Guide - Available Online Only

The Girard Wing exhibition Multiple Visions comes alive with our multimedia tour, which highlights certain displays within our famous permanent exhibition. Click here to use our online version of the Multiple Visions Multimedia guide on your phone while you visit the museum. Loading the guide before your visit is recommended, as loading may take some time to complete. Also available online is a downloadable PDF version of our gallery guide.

Photography in the galleries.

Noncommercial photography without flash or tripods is permitted and encouraged in most galleries! We invite you to take photos for personal use and to share pictures of your visit online. Join us on Instagram and  Facebook.

Dining- please call for current hours of operation

Museum Hill Café is steps away (165 steps, to be exact) and is open for lunch Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am -2 pm.  They are closed on Mondays. Wonderful views, great food, and wine list, free WiFi! 505-984-8900.  Also available for private parties, call 505-984-8900 or send an email to

Visiting with Children.

The Museum of International Folk Art is a great place for families with children. Our exhibitions are all created with the visitor experience in mind, including engaging ages 3 to 103. Youth under the age of 16 are always FREE.

Tree of Life Play Area 

Our Tree of Life toy lounge is filled with toys and books that encourage imagination. Our newly renovated book and toy area encourages imaginative play with discovery boxes, miniature tree houses, puppets, a make-a-tree activity, and books. A favorite destination for kids of all ages!

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond -

Our perennially favorite permanent exhibition of Alexander Girard's collection of folk art from around the world has a special appeal to children. All-ages themed Treasure hunts are available at our front desk as a way to explore this vast exhibit together. Click here to use our online version of the Multiple Visions Multimedia guide on your phone while you visit the museum. Certain pieces of particular interest are noted in the printed gallery guide. 

Online activities -

Miss us when you're gone? Bring your love of folk art home with you. Check out our upcoming virtual family programs, fun online experiences, resources, and creative and engaging DIY projects and lesson plans. 

The good folks at DK Eyewitness Travel named us one of the Top Ten Children's Attractions in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos!

Green Initiatives:

We go the extra mile through our green efforts, recycling plastic and metal beverage containers, cans, other plastic containers, corrugated cardboard, and paper. We try to purchase eco-friendly products and advocate for reuse and repurposing of materials by our staff and our visitors.