Plan Your Visit

Hours & Admission

Open: Monday through Friday 10-5, Saturday's 10-4.
Closed: Sundays and most major holidays.
Phone Number: 509-764-3830
General Admission is always Free!

Getting Here

The Moses Lake Museum & Art Center is located in the Moses Lake Civic Center.
Address: 401 S. Balsam Street, Moses Lake WA 98837 Map


Parking lots are available across Balsam Street from the Civic Center (West entrance), and off of S. Chestnut Street behind the Civic Center (East entrance).

At the Museum

Wireless Access

Free Civic Center WiFi, please ask the front desk for the password.


We encourage you to share your photographs on social media. Still photography and videotaping for personal use only is permitted in the museum. No flash or tripods allowed. No photographs or videos may be reproduced or distributed for sale without written permission from the Museum.


Handicapped parking is available at the S. Chestnut Street parking lot located at the Civic Center East entrance. All public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. The East and West entrances to the Civic Center feature power assist doors. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located next to the Civic Center Auditorium. Two single-user/family restrooms are located at the East end of the Museum.

Visiting with a Family or Young Children?

Before Your Visit

  • Discuss with your children what they think they might see at a museum and art gallery. Talk about Museum Rules with your child. Explain that they are not allowed to touch the art or artifacts.

At the Museum

  • Check at the front desk for information about current exhibits, guides or postcards.
  • Stop by the kids area to find books for kids, coloring supplies and fun activities.
  • Baby changing stations are located in the women's and men's restrooms, near the Auditorium. Two single user/family restrooms with changing stations are located at the East end of the Museum.

Looking Together

  • Take a moment to look at the architecture of the Museum building. Consider: How is the Museum different from other spaces you have been in?
  • Design your visit around a topic or theme, such as people, fossils or colors. Look together for art and artifacts within that theme.
  • Ask your children questions while you are looking at the artworks. Consider: What do you see? What do you see in the art that makes you say that?
  • Look closely! You can ask your children to name the colors, describe the texture, or list the materials that the artist used. You might play "I Spy" to identify shapes, colors and objects.

After Your Visit

  • Start your own museum collection at home!
  • Create a collection from objects around your house, such as buttons, dolls, toy cars, leaves, or rocks. How will you arrange and display your collection? Create your own art inspired by what you saw during your visit to the Museum & Art Center.

For More Information - Call 509-764-3830