Visitors to the Sculpture & Architecture Park are encouraged to register for a day and time on weekends and select holidays. One registration is required per vehicle group. A suggested donation of $10 per person is encouraged for non-members, but we welcome all visitors regardless of donation.Register to Visit
Getting To Art Omi
Art Omi is located in a rural, residential neighborhood. We ask that our visitors respect the character of the area by observing all local speed limits, driving cautiously, and parking only in designated areas. We ask also that visitors respect all park boundaries and signage, and be respectful of the quiet our neighbors have come to enjoy.
1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day
New Years Eve Day (9 - 2)
The Sculpture & Architecture Park is open daily from dawn until dusk. The Benenson Center is open daily from 9 am - 5 pm.
New Years Day
Is it okay to touch or climb on the artwork?
Please do not touch or climb artwork. This behavior damages the artworks, and can be dangerous to the person climbing. Some artworks are specifically designed to allow touching and climbing. These are identified on the Explore Map. Also, look for instructions on the work’s title marker. If it says “Please Do Not Touch Or Climb,” do not touch or climb!
What is your COVID-19 policy?
Masks are required for un-vaccinated individuals in all indoor facilities. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks while at Art Omi.
Do I have to register in advance?
On the weekends, advanced registration is strongly recommended. If you arrive without pre-registering for the weekend, you will be turned away if the park has reached capacity. Registrations are accepted, but not required, on weekdays. Use the button at the top of the page to register!
How long can I stay? Is my registration slot the length of my visit?
Your registration slot reserves a parking spot for an arrival to the Sculpture & Architecture Park during the time period specified. (For example, if you register for a 1 - 3 pm spot, you should arrive any time between 1 - 3 pm.) The length of your stay is entirely for you to to determine.
What if registration is closed on the day I want to come?
Online registration for the following day closes at midnight on the day before. If you want to inquire about day-of availability, call the Benenson Center at 518-392-4747. You may also visit before 9 am or after 5 pm, when registration is not required. (The grounds of the Sculpture & Architecture Park are open to the public from dawn until dusk every day.)
Do I have to register if I'm only going to be outside?
If you are visiting the Sculpture & Architecture Park on a weekend, registration is required. Registration includes access to all outdoor and indoor exhibition areas. If you arrive without having pre-registered at a time when the lot is full, you will be turned away.
Where are the restrooms?
Port-O-Lets are available near the Benenson Center parking lot whenever the Sculpture & Architecture Park is open.
Is there a Cafe? Can I bring food?
Coffee, soft drinks, and light snacks are available at the Cafe in the Benenson Center every Wednesday - Sunday from 9 AM- 4 PM. Additionally, you can always bring your own food from one of the many delicious local purveyors offering take-out in our region.
Where do I start? What order do I go in?
There is no wrong way or definite route when exploring Art Omi! The path system is circular, so one can go in either direction.
Are there tours?
Tours must be arranged in advance. (We recommend contacting us at least two weeks before your visit.) Guided tours can be tailored to an age group, theme, or event. Click here to learn more about our tour options, or to request a guided tour. See below for Park Maps and Audio Guides!
How long should I plan to visit?
We recommend roughly 2 hours to visit all areas of the Sculpture & Architecture Park at a leisurely pace. There are many exhibitions tucked away in the woods to discover!
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are permitted in the Sculpture & Architecture Park, and must be kept on leash. Dogs are not permitted in the cafe area.
May I take photographs?
Photography is permitted for personal use only. Absolutely no commercial use or publication of any images of or relating to Art Omi is permitted without prior, written approval. Drones may not be flown at Art Omi without prior, written approval. To inquire about a commercial photography or film shoot, or other questions related to photography, please click here.
Help! There are wasps near the parking lot!?
During certain times of year, Cicada Hawk Wasps reside near the parking lot. While large and visually similar to common stinging wasps, this is a solitary species which is not typically aggressive towards humans. Click here for more information.
A vast majority of visitors to Art Omi experience the Park through self-guided exploration. The below resources are designed to help visitors orient themselves, and learn about the exhibitions on view.
The Park Map indicates the location, title, and artist of all current exhibitions. Click here to download the Park Map. Printed maps can be picked up at the Benenson Center.
The Explore Map (for kids & families) highlights sculptures and installations that permit interactivity, like touching and climbing. The Explore Map is designed especially for people visiting the park with children. Click here to download the Explore Map.
Title markers accompany all exhibitions in the Park, providing context about the artist and work. The numbers on the title markers correspond with the numbers on the Park and Explore Maps.
Audio Tours of the park are available through the app GeoTourist. Due to spotty cell reception in the park, we recommend installing the app near the Benenson Center (where a guest wi-fi network can be accessed).
The Sculpture & Architecture Park is accessible throughout all weather, all year long. If seeking to experience all of the artworks on view, one will traverse grassy fields, forested paths, hills, and footbridges. There are no paved walking paths, and occasionally the trails become muddy and sometimes even impassable. Ticks, poison ivy, mud, and other natural hazards may be present. Be prepared with sturdy footwear and appropriate attire to best enjoy your experience.
In the event of snow or other hazardous winter conditions, the Benenson Center will follow the closure schedule of the Chatham Central School District. The Sculpture & Architecture Park will remain open. If conditions permit, groomed cross country ski trails are free and open to the public.
The Benenson Center, Newmark Gallery, and restrooms are accessible to wheelchairs. Individuals with mobility impairments seeking to tour the park should call (518) 392-4747 to coordinate suitable arrangements. Two weeks notice of a visit is recommended.
Volunteer-led Golf Cart Loop
For visitors with mobility concerns, Art Omi offers volunteer-driven loops through the grounds. This free option is a roughly 45-minute drive via 6-person golf cart, which can comfortably accommodate 4 visitors. Visitors must remain on the golf cart at all times, and unvaccinated individuals must wear masks throughout the loop.
Pre-registration is required two weeks in advance, by emailing email@example.com, or calling (518) 392-4747. Volunteer-led Golf Cart Loops are currently offered on select Saturdays, with 45-minute time slots available at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm. All reservations are subject to cancellation due to weather and terrain conditions. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Children's Workshops
Mar 20 - May 29
10 AM - 12 PM
Ages 5 – 12
Join us on Saturday mornings for safe exploration of the Sculpture & Architecture Park and art-making for kids ...
Art Omi: Writers Virtual Reading with Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Click here to register. In partnership with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Art Omi: Writers presents a virtual reading f ...
Open Figure Drawing for Adults
Oct 14 - Apr 14
5 PM - 7:30 PM
Open Figure Drawing for Adults gathers Monday and Wednesday evenings to sketch, draw, and render from a live model. ...