Please review these guidelines prior to making a reservation.


Remain on Established Pathways

Please enjoy our desert grasslands, but do not stand in or walk through unmarked areas. This is for your own safety—snakes, stinging insects, and thorns are always present—as well as 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 photoshoots 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.

Time Zone
Check the time. Marfa is located in the Central Time Zone and there is a one-hour time loss when traveling from El Paso to Marfa.





COVID-19 Protocols

Bring a mask. Chinati requires all staff and visitors to follow COVID-19 precautions.

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.

Don’t Bring a Pet to Chinati

Don’t bring a pet to Chinati. 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.

Do bring a child. 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.