Purchase a general admission ticket online

Buy a general admission ticket

Buy a ticket for General Admission to the museum in advance to expedite your check-in at the museum. A General Admission ticket includes entry to all exhibitions and general programs. Please present your eTicket or print out to the Welcome Desk. You will find the link to your eTicket in your confirmation email.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Please note: Some programs and events require a special ticket, please check the special program and event link below for tickets. If you are planning on taking advantage of a general admission discount, please purchase your tickets in-person at the Welcome Center . Special discounts include: Blue Star Museums (from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day), Museums for All (SNAP EBT card), NARM, and NEMA.


Museum Hours:
Tuesday–Friday: Noon – 5 pm, Thursday nights until 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm


General Admission tickets do not include access to the Waterman Research Center. If you wish to access the research center, please request an appointment in advance online at Researching at CHS. Walk-in appointments are not currently available.


For tickets to a special program or event, please access through our events calendar.