Young visitors in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond
Young visitors in Multiple Visions: A Common Bond

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

Visitors are required to wear a mask or multilayered face covering. Social distancing must be observed while in the Museum.

The public will not have access to coat checks, lockers, or backpack/purse storage, nor the use of rental equipment such as headsets, portable speakers, strollers, etc. unless required for ADA accessibility.

On-site tours are not available, but live virtual tours are now available on zoom with advanced registration. Join Us Online to a wonderful jump into the Girard world of "Multiple Visions"!

Please check our events page for all our upcoming virtual programs!

Girard Multimedia Guide - Available Online Only

The Girard Wing exhibition Multiple Visions comes alive with our multimedia tour, which highlights certain displays within our famous permanent exhibition. Click here to use our online version of the Multiple Visions Multimedia guide on your phone while you visit the museum. It is recommended to load the guide before your visit, as loading may take some time to complete. Also available online a full downloadable PDF version of our gallery guide (Pick up a FREE iPod Touch at the front desk, to learn about collection objects in greater depth.- Not Currently Available Onsite)

Photography in the galleries.

Noncommercial photography without flash or tripods is permitted and encouraged in most galleries! We invite you to take photos for personal use and to share pictures of your visit online. Join us on Flickr, Picasa, or Facebook.

Dining- please call for current hours of operation

Museum Hill Café is steps away (165 steps, to be exact) and is open for lunch Tuesday thru Friday 11-2, Brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 10-2, and Friday, (reservations only) between 5 and 7. They are closed on Mondays. Wonderful views, great food, and wine list, free WiFi! 505-984-8900.  Also available for private parties, call 505-984-8900 or send an email to

Visiting with Children.

The Museum of International Folk Art is a great place for families with children.  Our exhibitions are all created with the visitor experience in mind, including engaging ages 3 to 103Please explore our online tours and experiences ahead of your visit! Youth under the age of 16 are always FREE.

Tree of Life Play Area 

Our Tree of Life toy lounge is filled with toys and books that encourage imagination. Our newly renovated book and toy area encourages imaginative play with discovery boxes, miniature tree houses, puppets, a make-a-tree activity, and books. A favorite destination for kids of all ages!

Multiple Visions: A Common Bond -

Our perennially favorite permanent exhibition of Alexander Girard's collection of folk art from around the world has special appeal to children. Click here to use our online version of the Multiple Visions Multimedia guide on your phone while you visit the museum. (Certain pieces of particular interest are noted in the printed gallery guide. Families can also pick up an iPod Touch and take a multimedia tour of the Girard Wing.- Currently not available)

Online activities -

Miss us when you're gone? Bring your love of folk art home with you. Check out our upcoming virtual family programs, fun online experiences, and resources, as well as creative and engaging DIY projects and lesson plans.  Available to you 24/7, DIY and lesson plans are free and downloadable.

The good folks at DK Eyewitness Travel named us one of the Top Ten Children's Attractions in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos!

Green Initiatives:

We go the extra mile through our green efforts, recycling plastic and metal beverage containers, cans, other plastic containers, corrugated cardboard, and paper. We try to purchase eco-friendly products and advocate for reuse and repurposing of materials by our staff and our visitors.