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Admission to the museum is free! (Rarely, some activities may have a fee. Check specific activity for details).
Everyone (ages 4 and older) must register for a ticket.
No need to print your tickets, just check in with us at the front desk before you enjoy your museum experience.
Register for your free tickets here (make a hot link to this address: or get your tickets at the front desk.


Click here for further information about booking a tour:
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Most Culver Center films require a paid ticket. Get tickets now or in person (but if you get them now, you can skip the line!).
Matinee (Saturday & Sunday afternoons): $8
General Admission: $10
Seniors (55+): $8
Students (with ID): $5

Museum Hours


UCR ARTS will be closed December 23rd, 2022 through January 2nd, 2023


THU: Noon to 5 p.m. (open until 9 p.m. on First Thursdays)
FRI-SAT: Noon to 7 p.m.
SUN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Hours vary. Please check showtimes.


Cesar Chavez Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Veterans Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
New Year’s Eve

First Thursdays – Downtown Riverside Artswalk
5-9 p.m.

Family First Sundays (October to May)
11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Screening Room and Events
Screening and event start times vary, check specific page for details


The museum is located at:
3824 & 3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA. 92501

We are a part of the University of California, Riverside, but we aren’t on the university campus. We’re in the heart of downtown Riverside on pedestrian-protected street. The entrance to the museum is at 3824 or 3834 Main St. (a pedestrian-only street) between Market St. and Orange St. in downtown Riverside.


From CA-91 W
Take exit 64 for Mission Inn Ave. toward Downtown.
Turn right onto Mission Inn Ave. Turn left onto Lime St. Turn right onto University Ave. Turn left onto Orange St.
The entrance to the City of Riverside’s parking garage #2 is located on Orange St. on the right.
Additional garages are located on 9th St.
Please check parking rates before entering.

From CA-91 E
Take exit 64 toward University Ave. Continue onto Mulberry St. Turn left onto University Ave. Turn left onto Orange St.
The entrance to the City of Riverside’s parking garage #2 is located on Orange St. on the right.
Additional garages are located on 9th St.
Please check parking rates before entering.

From the 60
Take the Market St. exit and turn left onto 9th St.


Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) <>. bus stops
are located on the same block, just north of the museum.


Public bicycle racks are located outside the entrance at 3834 Main St.
Or, to map your route click here <>


City of Riverside parking garages 2 and 6 are closest to the museum.
Get a map of all parking options in downtown Riverside.
Check current parking rates before parking.
We do not have a parking lot and cannot validate parking.

What to Expect When You Visit

We know that you might have many questions about what to expect when you visit UCR ARTS. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that you can access here *make a hotlink to pdf*. We hope this information will help you to have a wonderful experience at UCR ARTS!

Make it a Riverside Day!

Downtown Map

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Dining Options

Visitors can enjoy a variety of foods at establishments near UCR ARTS along Main St., 9th St, and neighboring blocks downtown.

Arts Around Town

Every first Thursday of the month UCR ARTS stays open late as part of a monthly community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in downtown Riverside and the Inland Empire.

Riverside Artswalk is hosted by the Riverside Arts Council and sponsored by the City of Riverside and Riverside Downtown Partnership. For a map of participating venues and events, visit:

Community events and festivals are held in downtown Riverside throughout the year. For a look at upcoming arts-related events as well as a map of public art sites visit:

Family First Sundays take place October through May (UCR ARTS will participate December through May in 2021-22). Family First Sundays are a seasonal series of free family programs featuring different activities for children and teens.

UCR ARTS History

UCR ARTS encompasses two renovated buildings, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in downtown Riverside.

The California Museum of Photography’s art deco façade sits adjacent to the Culver Center of the Arts, originally built in 1895 and renovated in
1924 to include Spanish Renaissance details. Both buildings were department stores in their early years as commercial destinations along Main St. before the thoroughfare became a pedestrian-only promenade.

Next time you visit us, we encourage you to sit and relax outside in the tree-lined mall in front of the museum’s entrance and admire the architecture of our historic buildings before or after you view our exhibitions inside.

When you are done visiting us, our downtown location serves as a great jumping off point for a walking tour of Riverside’s rich cultural and architectural history. Visit for additional inspiration.