General Museum Information

ADJUSTED HOURS DATES: December 10, 2015 and December 21, 2015

General Admission for Kentucky Derby Museum:

Admission includes our Historic Walking Tour of 
Churchill Downs Racetrack"The Greatest Race" 360-degree 
high-definition film*, two levels of permanent and temporary exhibits.

*General Admission tickets can only be purchased in-person.
*During renovations of The Great Hall (Nov. 2 - Dec. 5), we will have daily "Gallery Talks" as we prepare for the newly updated immersive media experience, "The Greatest Race" which premieres December 6.

Discounts provided by the Kentucky Derby Museum: AAA (adult and child), CAA (adult and child), Military (active and includes family members), Track employee (Racing ID required), Groups of 15 people or more together, organized school groups, and multi-tour discounts. The Museum reserves the right to alter discounts and prices at any time.

To purchase specialty tours online, visit Tours

Kentucky Derby Museum Hours:

Summer Hours (March 15 – November 30)
Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open at 8 a.m. Sunday after Derby

Winter Hours (December 1 - March 14)
Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All times shown are in Eastern Time.

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Day.

No pets allowed at the Museum; Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

Kentucky Derby Museum Parking & Transportation Information:

Download the detailed parking map.

Parking is available in front of the Museum. On race days during the Churchill Downs Racetrack meets, there will be a charge for parking in this lot. Visit for the racing calendar.

TARC Bus Service: You can easily take a bus from the downtown area to the Museum. Visit the TARC website to find route information.

Taxi Service: Service is available 24 hours a day and both companies can also handle those with accessibility needs. 
Contact Ready Cab at (502) 417-4406 
or Yellow Cab at (502) 636-5511.