deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
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Starting March 13, 2023, indoor exhibitions will be temporarily suspended at the Museum to allow for important upgrades to the building. The Sculpture Park remains open, and no other facilities, programs, events, or activities are affected.
The temporary suspension follows an in-depth evaluation of building facilities, begun in anticipation of our 2026 reaccreditation. It recently revealed a need to upgrade our HVAC and climate control systems to ensure that our indoor exhibition spaces meet The Trustees’ and the museum industry’s stringent standards. The process is expected to take two to three years, with anticipated re-opening in 2025-2026.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a popular site for families and picnickers. The Museum houses rotating exhibitions of contemporary art.
The Sculpture Park contains beautifully landscaped lawns, forests, fields, gardens, and terraces on a rolling site along the shore of Flint’s Pond; at any given time, approximately 65 sculptures are on display. Climbing is not permitted.
View our Sculpture Park Photo Guide
Established in 1950 and located just 20 miles west of Boston, deCordova is dedicated to fostering the creation and exploration of contemporary sculpture and art through a dynamic slate of rotating exhibitions, innovative learning opportunities, a constantly changing 30-acre landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture, and site-specific installations.
DeCordova offers educational programming for families, included with admission – view event calendar.
Learn more about our School Group Programs.
Pets are welcome in the Sculpture Park. Dogs must be walked on a leash at all times. Please clean up after pets. Animals are not allowed in watershed or conservation restricted areas.
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Both Sculpture Park and Museum are open every day, Monday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm.
MUSEUM (closed for renovations March 12, 2023 - 2026)
Wednesday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk.
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA map
- Free Second Saturday Morning each month from 10 am- 1pm
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