Exhibit Galleries and Museum Store

Mon-Sat: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m.
Closed: Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Skala Bartizal Library

Tues-Sat: 9:30am – 4pm
Closed: Sunday and Monday; Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Note: If you would like on-site research assistance, we strongly recommend making appointments with our librarians at least two business days in advance.


Admission Fees

Senior 65+$9
Active Military & Veterans$5
Youth (6-13)$3
Children (5 & under)Free

Individual/ Family Members:
Bring Membership Card

Corporate Members:
Bring Proof of Employment (Business Card is sufficient)

Museums for All: 
We aim to be accessible to all families and individuals. Through Museums for All, we’re pleased to offer free admission to guests who might not otherwise be able to visit with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card from any state. For more information, see the NCSML blog post about Museums for All or contact the NCSML.

Blue Star Museum: 
Active military families receive free admission from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.

Admission for People with Disabilities:
We also offer a special rate of $5 per person for groups with disabilities. This includes all chaperones, family members and caretakers in their party. Please call in advance to book your group and secure this rate.


The NCSML offers complimentary parking for our guests.

Heated Parking Garage: To access our temperature controlled garage, simply pull your car next to the large sensor outside of the garage entrance. The door will open automatically. (Our elevator is accessible from inside the garage.)

Parking Lot: We also have a parking lot in front of the building. We’re sure you’ll see this one first — you can’t miss it!

Bus Parking: Buses are welcome to park and unload in the roundabout circle drive in the front of the building.