Monday – FridaySaturdaySunday
Museum 12p–5p10a–5p1p–5p
Museum Shop10a–5p10a–5p1p–5p
The Palette Café9a–5p10a–5p1p–5p

Galleries are closed on major holidays

The Museum Shop and The Palette Café is open extended hours for select special events


FIA MembersFree
Genesee County ResidentsFree
Active Duty Military & VeteransFree
Children 12 & UnderFree
Students with ID$8.00
Senior Citizens$8.00

This includes special exhibitions and permanent collection.


Huntington celebrates the Flint Institute of Arts by providing everyone access free of charge every Saturday. 

Huntington’s “Welcome” philosophy is a perfect fit for Free Saturdays at the Flint Institute of Arts and an open invitation for all to come, see, and experience art. Throughout its 150-year history, Huntington has committed to a full scope of community investments from business growth, affordable housing and financial education to sustaining a better quality of life through support of arts and education.

John Henry, FIA Executive Director said “we are very grateful to Huntington for making our communities better places to live by providing everyone access to the FIA’s extraordinary collection and temporary exhibitions each week without charge. The increased activity on Huntington Free Saturdays generates a level of energy and enthusiasm which makes our museum a truly exciting place to be. 



The Flint Institute of Arts has partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to participate in Museums for All, a cooperative initiative created to give all families from all backgrounds the opportunity to become a regular visitor of museums.

Present your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid photo ID to a Visitor Services Representative at the FIA Lobby front desk. This will allow up to 4 individuals per EBT card admission to the museum for free. This benefit is exclusively reserved for admission to the museum and cannot be applied to any special events or programs at the FIA and may not be used in the FIA Museum Shop, at The Palette Café, or in the FIA Art School.

Because of the hard work and generosity of four Grand Blanc High School students, color deficient visitors to the Flint Institute of Arts now can see the museum’s world-class collection without the barriers their condition presents. 

As part of their LEAD class, seniors Alexander Hargraves, Maliah Linn, Katelyn Stuck, and Breeann Zarzycki chose to shape change in their community by addressing the challenges of color deficiency. Sometimes referred to as color blindness, color deficiency impacts over 300 million people worldwide, with the most prevalent type being red-green color deficiency. Roughly 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women are affected by some degree of color deficiency. Those with the condition often have issues with describing or naming colors and tend not to see the definition between objects, as they don’t see the variance created by shades or highlights. Visual art is a challenge for these individuals. The students, along with Grand Blanc Community Schools Superintendent Clarence Garner, who is red-green-color deficient, promoted their project, as well as the availability of the glasses at the FIA, in local media.  

Three pairs of glasses, two purchased by the students through fundraising and one purchased by the museum, are available free of charge to FIA visitors. The students presented the museum with a check collected from additional funds raised, which FIA Executive Director John Henry said would be used to both promote the glasses and purchase additional pairs. Henry noted that the glasses would benefit not only art museum visitors, but those who visited other types of cultural destinations as well. “The marriage of cutting edge technology to our superlative collection of art and objects is a gift we can now share – and, through these glasses, perhaps change lives.”

Visitor Services
Our knowledgeable Visitor Services team is eager to greet you when you enter the Lobby of the Flint Institute of Arts. They are waiting to direct you in beginning your self-guided tour throughout the galleries, with audio guides and a detailed floor plan of the grounds. They are able to answer any questions about the museum, or assist you with any of your concerns.
Gum, food and drinks are not permitted in the galleries. Visitors are asked not to touch any of the artwork in the FIA. Works of art are very fragile, even those made of stone and metal. Salts and oil residues from visitors' hands destroy the surfaces of works of art over time. It is our responsibility to preserve and protect the works of art in our public trust for future generations.
Photography for personal use is permitted in permanent collection galleries, except where “No Photography” is noted on an object’s label with the symbol above. Photography in temporary exhibition galleries is not permitted. Photographs may not be published, distributed or sold for commercial purposes. Flash photography, tripods, and selfie-sticks are not permitted in the museum.
Coat Check
Free coat check service is offered to visitors at the Visitor Service desk at the North entrance of the building. Large purses, bags, backpacks, packages, umbrellas must be checked. Lockers are available free of charge for such items. Strollers may also be checked.
Free parking is available on both the North and South entrances of the building. Overflow parking is available using Flint Central High School's parking lot, adjacent to the South end of the FIA. Click here for directions.
Public Transportation
The FIA is located on Fixed Route 14: Downtown/Campus route of the MTA (Mass Transportation Authority) in Flint.
Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in the lobby, in the Art School and on the second floor.
The entire Institute is wheelchair accessible through both North and South entrances, and an elevator is located near the first floor restrooms. Wheelchairs are available to use free of charge on a first come first served basis at the Visitor Service desk at the North entrance of the building. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in the lobby, in the Art School and on the second floor.
Companions or caregivers of persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge to the museum. The FIA's Visitor Service team is prepared to give assistance to those in need.
Service Animals
The FIA complies with all ADA requirements and accepts service animals in the museum as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010.
Types of Service Dogs may include, but are not limited to: Guide Dog, Mobility Aid Dog, Seizure Alert Dog, PTSD Dog, Hearing Alert Dog, Diabetes Alert Dog, Migraine Alert Dog, Narcolepsy Alert Dog, Seizure Response Dog, Psychiatric Service Dog. 
Emotional Support Animals
The FIA does not allow Emotional Support Animals (ESA) on site. Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, are not considered service animals under the ADA.
Types of Emotional Support Animals may include, but are not limited to: companionship animals; animals to relieve loneliness; animals to help with depression; animals to help with anxiety; animals to help with certain phobias.
Listening Devices
Listening devices are available for use with Audio Guides.
Visiting Flint
Once again, the City of Flint is becoming a bustling hub of activity. New restaurants, bars, art studios, lofts, attractions, specialty shops, and façades are transforming the streets to reflect a time of change. Stop into one of these local businesses during your stay here at the Flint Institute of Arts and experience some great food, art, and shopping! Parking is available on the street or in secured paid parking lots/ramps.

Flint Cultural Center

Flint Cultural Center 810.237.7333Flint Institute of Music  810.238.1350  fim@TheFIM.comFlint Youth Theatre 810.237.1350   info@FlintYouthTheatre.com
Sloan Museum 810.237.3450  Sloan@SloanLongway.orgLongway Planetarium  810.237.3400  longway@SloanLongway.orgThe Whiting  810.237.7337  info@TheWhiting.com
Flint Public Library 810.232.7111 askus@fpl.info