The museum is open to Johnson & Wales University students, staff, faculty, alumni and accompanying family members. Others are welcome to explore the extensive and growing collection of digital images of museum holdings.

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Hours of Operation

Tuesday 10 am -5 pm

Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday 10 am - 5 pm

Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays & major holidays - see below for details.


The museum will be closed for the following major holidays and university breaks:

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours- The museum will close Wednesday, November 23rd, at 1:00pm. We will be closed Thursday, November 24-Saturday November 26.

Winter Break Holiday Hours- The museum will be closed Friday, December 23rd- Tuesday, January 3rd. 




The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales is located at 315 Harborside Boulevard on the Providence and Cranston city line. From RI Interstate 95, North or South, take Exit 18 and follow the signs for Allens Avenue. At the traffic light, turn right (south) onto Allens Avenue. Go straight for one mile. (The street name will change to Narragansett Boulevard.) Turn left at the traffic light after the Shell gas station onto Harborside Boulevard. The Museum is located in the first building down the hill on the left.




There are designated parking spaces to the right of the museum's entrance. Guests are free to park elsewhere in the lot if space is available.


Public Transportation (RI Public Transit Authority/RIPTA Bus)

From Kennedy Plaza, take the Route 3/Warwick Ave. Bus Outbound. Stop at Johnson & Wales Harborside (at the Shell Station). Take a left after the Shell Station and walk down Harborside Boulevard, and the museum is in the first building on the left. For details, visit the RIPTA site for this bus route:



Accommodations, Area Attractions, and Restaurants

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau is a great resource for finding other area attractions and dining options. Visit to plan your day in Providence.



The Culinary Arts Museum is wheelchair accessible; however, the interior of the Ever Ready Diner, an exhibition of a historic diner, is not accessible by wheelchair. Accessible parking spaces are located in the parking lot adjacent to the Museum. A ramp is located at the front of the building, and the Museum is contained on one floor. The Museum consists of 25,000 square feet of gallery space, with several seating areas throughout. For more information, call 401-598-2805, or email


Service animals are welcome at the Museum.


Sign language interpreters may be requested. Reasonable advance notice is required. For more information, call 401-598-2805 (RI Relay for the hearing impaired 800-745-5555 TTY), or email


If you need assistance and/or specific services to participate in our programs or tours, please contact the Museum at 401-598-2805 (RI Relay for the hearing impaired 800-745-5555 TTY) prior to your visit.




Adults: $7; Seniors, 62 or over: $6; College Students with valid ID: $4; Ages 5-18: $3; children under 5: Free.

Johnson & Wales University Students, Staff, and Faculty: Free

AAA Discount: $1 off adult or senior admission.


Group tours are available for groups of 10 or more; contact Stephen Spencer, Operations Manager, at 401 598-4615 or for info.

Group tour rates:

Adult guided tours: $8 per person; self-guided tours: $6 per person

Child guided tours: $4 per child; self-guided tours: $2 per child - adult rates apply to chaperones and accompanying adults