General Museum Information
General Admission for Kentucky Derby Museum:
Admission includes our Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs, "The Greatest Race" 360-degree high-definition film, two levels of permanent exhibits as well as special exhibits.
- Adults: $14
- Senior Citizens (55+): $13
- Young Adults (13-18): $11
- Children (5-12): $6
- Children (Under 5): FREE
*Effective September 1, 2015, Adult admission will be $15; Senior age criteria changes to 60+ and admission will be $14; Young adults category will be removed; Children age criteria changes to 5-14 and admission will be $7.
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. Please call the Museum for further details, (502) 637-1111. The Museum reserves the right to alter discounts and prices at any time.
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.
*Louisville, KY observes EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) during spring/summer and EST (Eastern Standard Time) during the autumn/winter. Currently we are on EDT (UTC-4:00).
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Derby and Oaks Days.
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 meets, there will be a charge for parking in this lot. Visit churchilldowns.com 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.
The Cultural Pass is back in 2015 and the Kentucky Derby Museum is joining in on the fun! The pass allows Louisville-area children and one adult one time free admission during the summer. Read more about the Cultural Pass and when it can be redeemed here.