Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Fee
Never! The Davis is free and open to everyone. All programs and exhibitions are open to the public free of charge.

Parking is free and available for all visitors in the Davis Parking Facility, located just inside the Wellesley College entrance on Route 135, across from the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center.

Disability Access
The Davis is fully wheelchair accessible and wheelchairs are available on site. Exhibitions and facilities are ADA compliant.

Group Visits and Tours
The Davis offers free public tours throughout the academic year,  which are scheduled on demand. The Palley Program supports bus subsidies for public school class visits to the Davis.

For soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee and pastries, visit the Collins Café (located directly across from the Davis entrance), open daily from 8 am to 2 pm.

Photography Policy
Personal, non-commercial photography without flash or tripod is permitted in the permanent collections galleries (not in special exhibitions). The use of flash or attachments, film or video cameras, is not permitted in the Davis without specific written permission in advance from the Museum’s administration. Click here for more information about Davis policies.

Study Spots and WiFi Access
Visitors enjoy free WiFi in the Davis lobby and galleries. Come and hang out… benches, couches, and chairs are located throughout the galleries to accommodate your visit.  Feel free to bring a laptop to the Davis, but we ask that you refrain from charging electronic devices in the galleries.

Drawing/Painting Policy
Visitors may bring pencils and paper into the galleries for sketching and note-taking. Pens, paints, inks, and other liquids are not permitted. Click here for more information about Davis policies.

Collections Access
Have you found something via our Collections Search that you simply must see? If an object is not currently on view in the galleries, you may make an appointment with the Davis Collections Care and Management staff for a private viewing in the Print Study Room! Access is available to all: students, faculty members, and general visitors, and supports course-related study, research projects, and life-long learning. For more information contact us.

Connect to the Davis
Several groups support the Davis, raising friends and funds on campus and beyond.  Students, alumnae, and the general public are warmly invited to participate in the Davis Museum Student Advisory Committee, the student tour guide program, and Friends of Art.  Get involved!

Internships and Employment
The Davis offers many employment and internship opportunities for Wellesley College students and recent graduates.