The museum will be CLOSED from Tuesday, September 13 - Thursday, September 22 while preparing for our Fall 2022 exhibitions, opening on Friday, September 23.


September to May

Friday to Monday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Monday – 11:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – closed
Thursday – 11:00am – 5:00pm, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday – 11:00am – 5:00pm, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday – 11:00am – 5:00pm, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am – 5:00pm

MONDAYS are Pay What You Can

Reservations are recommended for groups of eight or more. Please call 360-370-5050.


Adults: $10
Children 18 years and younger: Free
Members: Free

San Juan Island is… 

  • 90 miles north of Seattle

  • 90 miles south of Vancouver B.C.

  • 1 hour from Victoria BC, Vancouver Island via the ferry

To find hotels in and around Friday Harbor, check with the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau HERE.

The island is accessible only by ferry or plane.

To make a ferry reservation click on the link below:

To make a flight reservation click on the link below:

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take I-5 approximately 90 miles from either Seattle or Vancouver, BC, to the Washington States Ferries terminal in Anacortes. Tell the ticket agent you are going to San Juan Island and she will guide you to the correct lane. The beautiful one- to two-hour ferry ride will take you through the breathtaking San Juan archipelago.  There will be an announcement when the boat arrives at  Friday Harbor. Follow the other cars (right) off the ferry, then left onto Spring Street, Friday Harbor’s main commercial street. SJIMA is approximately half a mile up Spring St., on the right. You really can’t miss it!


Here are some tips and guidelines to get the most out of your visit to IMA:

Store Your Belongings

Backpacks, suitcases, camera bags and large shopping bags are not allowed in the galleries.  Please place these items in the coatroom or check them with the docent staff while you tour the exhibitions.

Get Close, but Please Do Not Touch

While we encourage visitors to get up close to the artwork, we ask that you do not touch the art. Artworks are fragile, and natural oils, salts, moisture, and small particles on our hands can cause permanent damage. Please also refrain from leaning against walls.

Smoking and Alcoholic Beverages

Smoking is prohibited in the museum and within 25 feet of any entrance.  Illegal possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

Food and Drink

Food and drink items are not allowed in the galleries.  If you have a medical need to carry a water bottle, please see our Visitor Services staff for an exception.


Strollers are not allowed in the galleries. You may store them in the closet or check them with the docents.


Children are welcome in the galleries and we hope they have a wonderful experience; however, we require them to under the control and supervision of an adult at all times.


Please ask the staff is photography is permitted. The policies may change from artist to artist and from exhibition to exhibition.

Cell Phones

Please silence your cell phones while in the galleries, unless a special exhibit provides a special cell phone audio tour as part of the exhibition.


Possession of a weapon, even if legally carried, is strictly prohibited at the museum; an exception is made for law enforcement officers only.