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Admission, Hours, and Directions

Hours and Admission

Before visiting, please read our visitor guidelines. 

Regular Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: Noon–5 pm
Open Thursdays until 9 pm September–May
Closed Mondays

Holiday Hours
Independence Day closed
Thanksgiving closed
Christmas Eve: 10 am–3 pm
Christmas Day closed
New Year’s Eve: 10 am–3 pm
New Year’s Day closed


Directions to the Museum

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From North or South
Take interstate 95 to Exit 127 Waterville Oakland. Turn toward Waterville (east) on Kennedy Memorial Drive (Rt. 137) and follow the blue signs to Colby. After nine-tenths of a mile on Kennedy Memorial Drive, turn left onto First Rangeway (opposite Inland Hospital). Proceed 1.1 miles on First Rangeway and turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive. In a half mile you will arrive on campus The museum is another half mile on the left. Drive past it and turn left at the Roberts Lot access road. Park in the Roberts Lot and enter the museum through the Bixler Art and Music Center.

Click here for Google Maps directions to the Museum.

East from Farmington, Maine
Take Rt. 2 to Norridgewock. Take Rt. 104 into Waterville past Elm Plaza shopping center on the right. There will be a stoplight ahead. Stay in the right lane and take a right onto Eustis Parkway. At the end of Eustis Parkway turn right onto North Street (MaineGeneral Medical Center is on your right). Continue up the knoll, keeping to the left (Mayflower Hill Drive) where the road forks. Turn right at the Roberts Lot access road, immediately before the museum. Park in the Roberts Lot and enter the museum through the Bixler Art and Music Center.


West from Belfast, Maine
Take Rt. 137 west for approximately 45 minutes. When you reach Winslow, turn left onto Carter Memorial Drive, go through two sets of lights and across the Carter Memorial Bridge into Waterville. At the lights, turn left onto Kennedy Memorial Drive. Go through two sets of lights, and at the third light turn right onto First Rangeway (opposite Inland Hospital). Proceed 1.1 miles on First Rangeway and turn left onto Mayflower Hill Drive. In a half mile you will arrive on campus.The museum is another half mile on the left. Drive past it and turn left at the Roberts Lot access road. Park in the Roberts Lot and enter the museum through the Bixler Art and Music Center.

Parking

Museum parking is available in the Roberts Lot, behind the museum, with additional parking across Mayflower Hill Drive in the Alumni Lot. Visitors can enter through the main entrance along the Bixler Pedestrian Walkway, through the Stradley Terrace along Mayflower Hill Drive, or through the north or south entrances of the Bixler Art and Music Center.
 
The museum is wheelchair accessible through the Bixler Art and Music Center.

Museum Floor Plans

Colby College Museum of Art Floor Plan, First FloorColby College Museum of Art Floor Plan, Second Floor

Local Dining and Accommodations

The Museum Café is temporarily closed.

For places to eat in Waterville, please view the following list of area restaurants >

For accommodations, check HotelsCombined.