Plan Your Visit

Essential Information for Your Holter Experience

We look forward to providing you with an exceptional experience. Prepare to be inspired, amazed, and enriched by our exhibits and offerings.

Museum Operating Days and Closures:

The Holter Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am to 5:30pm, and Sundays 12pm to 4pm. Museum closures include the first few weeks in January, November 23, and December 25. These closures allow for gallery maintenance, preparations, and holiday observances.

Admission Information: Not in Effect until January 19, 2024

Walk-in visitors do not require general admission tickets; members are always welcome for free admission. Visitors can purchase tickets at the door. 

The museum accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover

All purchases of discounted admissions (Military and Seniors) will be asked to show their valid ID to receive the discounted admission prices upon check-in at the Front Desk. If a valid ID cannot be provided, additional charges will apply. 

General Admission Pricing


Members, Military Members, & Seniors (Age 70+)

Free Days

Fridays, Artwalks, and Exhibition Openings


Children (17 & under)


Adults (age 18 – 69)

Reduced Rate TBD

During HoHo Holter Holiday Sale

Plan a Group Visit to the Holter!

A group of 10 or more people may request a group visit. Please email or call Hannah to request today. or 406-442-6400 x 109

Plan a School Field Trip to the Holter!

All Montana schoolchildren may access the museum through docent-led tours that include hands-on activities! Please email or call Anna to learn more. or 406-442-6400 x 10

Become a Holter Museum Member for the Best Value!

Starting at $60, a Holter Museum of Art annual membership pays for itself in only six visits! Admission and membership revenue support the Holter Museum of Art, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds directly fund exemplary research and collections, vital educational outreach programs, rich and beautiful exhibitions, and stellar creative experiences. The Holter Museum of Art is sustained by community participation and generosity. Your patronage helps to ensure diversification and stability of funding while providing outstanding service to patrons.

View the museum’s numerous membership levels and join today!


12 E. Lawrence St. 

Helena MT, 59601

The museum’s main entrance is located on Lawrence St. The education entrance is located on Cruse Ave.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a “service animal” as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Service animals are not pets. They are working animals who have been trained to perform work or tasks for a person with a disability. The work or task must be directly related to the person’s disability. 

Examples of such work or tasks include: 

  • Guiding people who are blind
  • Alerting people who are deaf
  • Pulling a wheelchair
  • Alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure
  • Reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications
  • Calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack
  • Individuals with mental disabilities may also use service animals that are individually trained to perform a specific task. 

Dogs that are not trained to perform tasks that mitigate the effects of a disability, including dogs that are used purely for emotional support, comfort, therapeutic benefit, and companionship, are not service animals under the ADA. 

Food and beverages may not be consumed anywhere in the museum. 

Bottled water is not permitted in the exhibition galleries. There is a water bottle filling station located in the Held Hallway, right off the main lobby. 

Individuals with disabilities who would like to request accessibility accommodation are encouraged to send an email as far in advance as possible. 

Please call 406-442-6400 x 109 or send an email to two weeks in advance of your visit.

The museum has one manual wheelchair available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Non-commercial Use: 

  • The museum permits still and video photography for non-commercial use only, unless otherwise posted. The Holter does not permit the use of its name, image, or collections for commercial purposes without prior approval. 
  • For the safety of our visitors and collections, the use of drones, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, staging equipment, and/or lighting enhancements is not permitted at any time. 
  • Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the museum for educational and promotional uses, including but not limited to the museum’s website and other marketing initiatives.

Commercial Use: 

  • Working members of the media and those wishing to take or use photos or video for commercial use must communicate with Holter staff to be reviewed for potential approval. 
  • Please submit requests to film, photograph, or record audio at least 14 days in advance of the event whenever possible. Completing the request does not ensure that permission to film, photograph, or record audio will be granted.
  • All permitted must be escorted by a museum staff member while in the building. 

Contact the Executive Director via or 406-442-6400 x 105

The use of tobacco (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, and all other tobacco products) is prohibited on all properties owned by the Holter Museum of Art.

  • Strollers/Double strollers
  • Cameras
  • Mobility aids (wheelchairs, canes, walkers, etc.)
  • Service animals (not pets or emotional support animals)
  • Firearms/ammunition
  • Knives (including pen, pocket, or “Swiss Army”-style knives)
  • Aerosol cans (including pepper spray and Mace)
  • Pets and emotional support animals (except service animals)
  • Tripods
  • Monopods
  • Selfie sticks
  • Luggage
  • Cigarettes or E-cigarettes
  • Skateboards/scooters

Visitation policies at the Holter Museum are designed to protect visitors and staff as well as secure and preserve the collections, facilities, and historic buildings entrusted to the Holter’s care. While on the museum premises, No visitor shall:

  • Carry firearms, other dangerous or deadly weapons, or explosives, either openly or concealed on the premises. The prohibition on firearms applies to all visitors, including those with firearm permits, but not to active law enforcement personnel authorized to carry firearms. Note: Kirpans (ceremonial knives) are religious articles of faith often worn by Sikhs. These knives are permitted in the museums as long as the blades are 4 inches or less in length, consistent with Montana and Federal laws.
  • Display or carry placards, signs, or banners
  • Destroy, damage, or remove property
  • Climb upon any part of the building
  • Use loud, abusive, or otherwise improper language
  • Loiter, sleep, or participate in unwarranted assemblies
  • Create any hazard to persons or things
  • Perform obscene or indecent acts
  • Engage in disorderly conduct
  • Use, possess, or sell illegal drugs
  • Bring dogs or other animals, other than service animals
  • Take photographs for advertising or any other commercial purpose
  • Solicit for commercial or charitable purposes or distribute advertisements, pamphlets, handbills, and flyers.
  • Injure or disturb any exhibit by any means except to secure personal safety
  • Throw or toss rocks, or any other missiles into, from, or while on the premises
  • Engage in ball games, or any athletic activity, except in places as may be officially designated for such purposes
  • Smoke or carry lighted cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, or pipes into the Holter’s  building, or have a fire of any kind on the premises
  • Damage, deface, pick, or remove any herb, shrub, bush, tree, or turf, or portion thereof

Please contact our Education Director, Anna, at or call 406-442-6400 x 10 to inquire or schedule a tour.

Volunteers can dedicate their time to many areas of the Holter Museum of Art. They are continually learning new skills and taking on new experiences and challenges. Maybe some of these tasks will catch your eye and interest! Email or call Hannah for more information: or 406-442-6400 x 109

We are pleased to provide you with a versatile venue for your event, providing you and your guests a unique opportunity to privately view our contemporary art exhibitions featured in our galleries while congregating in a creative, community space made for arts and entertainment. 

If you are interested in scheduling an event, please fill out our Event Rental Application or contact our Events Manager Hannah at or 406-442-6400 x 109 for more information.