Plan Your Visit

Robert Irwin, untitled (dawn to dusk), 2016. Photo by Alex Marks.
Robert Irwin, untitled (dawn to dusk) courtyard, 2016. Photo by Alex Marks.

Plan Your Visit


Hours and guided tour times are seasonal. See our Hours & Locations page and reservation calendar for up-to-date information.

Make a Reservation

Tour capacity is limited, and reservations are encouraged. To make a reservation, click here.


Chinati is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive experience for all of our visitors. Please note that due to the landmark status of the buildings and the museum’s extensive and uneven grounds, accessibility can be limited in some areas.

People with disabilities or accessibility concerns may want to contact in advance of your arrival so that we are best able to host your visit.

Wheelchairs and lightweight stools are available for checkout at the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

Getting to Chinati

Marfa is approximately 3 hour’s drive from El Paso International Airport and Midland International Air & Space Port. Both airports offer private transportation services and rental cars. For group transportation from El Paso, we recommend Chauffeur Service Limousines‘ El Paso to Marfa shuttle service. Please note there is a one-hour time difference when traveling from El Paso to Marfa.

If you are arriving by private air travel, Marfa Municipal Airport is approximately 4 miles from town.

See the Marfa Visitor Center for more details.

What to Expect

Remain on Established Pathways

Please enjoy our desert grasslands, but do not stand in or walk through unmarked areas. This is for your safety—snakes, stinging insects, and thorns are always present—and to protect the land and local ecology.

Don’t Touch the Art

Help us preserve Chinati’s collection for future generations. Touching, walking on, or climbing on works of art is prohibited.


  • Photography is allowed outdoors and for personal use only.
  • Photography on guided tours is not permitted.
  • Professional photography and photo shoots are not permitted.
  • Drone photography is not permitted.
  • All artwork is copyrighted and may not be used for any commercial or professional purposes without formal permission.

For Educators

If you are an educator grades K-12 who would like more information about visiting Chinati or resources for your classroom, please visit our Education page.

Dress Comfortably and Sensibly for the Climate

Dress comfortably and sensibly for the climate. Chinati is located in the high desert, and visitors will spend a significant amount of time outdoors. The sun is intense throughout the year. Hats are recommended. Wear sturdy shoes; the grounds are largely unpaved and can be uneven, thorny, and rocky.


Bring drinking water in a closed container. The climate is arid, and the altitude is high; it’s important to stay hydrated. No public drinking fountains are available at this time.


To protect the landscape, wildlife, and your pet, Chinati does not permit pets on museum grounds. Pets may not be left unattended in cars or anywhere on our property. Chinati welcomes ADA title III service animals, in accordance with federal law.


Children are welcome in the company of their guardians; please hold hands and protect the art. Strollers are not permitted indoors. Carriers are recommended for the rough terrain.