Admission, Hours, and Directions

Hours and Admission

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: Noon–5 pm
Closed Mondays
Open on Thursdays until
9 pm during the academic year

Holiday Hours
Independence Day closed
Thanksgiving closed
Christmas Day closed
New Year’s Day closed

The Colby College Museum of Art is now open for Colby students, faculty, and staff who are participating in the college’s COVID testing program.

To ensure we are following capacity guidelines, a timed-entry reservation is required for all visitors. Staff will also be available onsite to assist with the ticketing process. Click here to register. 

Timed-entry reservations are available in one-hour intervals; visitors can enter anytime within their chosen one-hour window and stay for as long as they’d like. Please review our safety guidelines prior to your visit

We look forward to welcoming the general public back as soon as we are able to do so safely. Please watch for updates and visit us at Colby Museum @ Home

Faculty who are arranging visits for classes should continue to coordinate plans with Miriam Valle-Mancilla, Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of Academic Access. 

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 one-half mile on the left.

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. The Museum is ahead on the right.

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.


Parking is available in the Roberts lot behind the Museum, and limited parking is available in front of the Museum. The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the north and south entrances of 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

Located in the lobby of the Colby Museum of Art, the Cafe offers a selection of Starbuck’s coffee, tea, and beverages and a selection of upscale sandwiches, salads, snack, and dessert options. The Cafe operates during all hours that the museum is open to the public.

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

For accommodations, check HotelsCombined.