The Best Ashland Museums

Ashland is full of amazing activities. From dining, to outdoor activities, to the incredible theater scene, to more, you’ll never be bored when you visit Ashland. But a hidden treasure of the town is the Ashland museums. The museums offer entertainment and education and are a great way to spend your day. Find out what we think are some of the best Ashland museums!

Schneider Museum of Art

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Join us tomorrow, Thursday, January 24th from 5pm-7pm for the opening reception of our Winter exhibitions. "From Ignorance to Wisdom", a group exhibition in collaboration with the SOU Arts and Humanities Council Campus Theme. The exhibition features work by Robert Arellano, David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Robin Strangfeld, Adam Bateman, Miles Inada, and Maria de Los Angeles. Alongside the group exhibition will be our Fall 2018 Visiting Artist and Scholar in Teaching resident (VAST), Ryan Kitson, who will be presenting his solo exhibition "Suds Ur Duds / Fermentation Elastic" in the Treehaven Gallery. Platt Anderson Cellars has generously donated wine and will be pouring at the opening reception. . Featured image: Maria de Los Angeles, "In the Garden of Hope and Freedom", Acrylic on Canvas, 65×83, 2018 . . On View: ‪January 25th– March 16th, 2019‬ . #RobertArellano #DavidBithell #Cody Bustamante #RobinStrangfeld #AdamBateman n#MilesInada #MariadeLosAngeles #RyanKitson  #schneidermuseumofart #schneidermuseum #sma #schneiderconnects #contemporaryart #sou #southernoregonuniversity #souashland #ashland #ashlandor #art #artmuseum #museum #oregon #ashlandoregon #southernoregon #oregoncenterforthearts #oca

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This museum is located on the campus of Southern Oregon University. Here you can find artist exhibitions and special projects covering everything from historical art to contemporary art. There are also programs that offer artist gallery talks, films, workshops, and artist studio visits. The Schneider Museum of Art is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm. There is no admission, but a $5 donation is suggested. The variety in exhibits means even if you’ve been before, it will be an entirely new experience on your next visit.


Gathering Glass Studio

This studio technically isn’t an Ashland museum, but it is an incredible art gallery. Visit this hotshop and gallery to watch live glassblowing demos, take a class, shop the gallery, and even order a custom piece of art. The studio is open Tuesday – Saturday, from 9am – 2pm. Glassblowing occurs Wednesday – Saturday, though it is dependent on orders. Call in advance to confirm times. Experience this unique and awe-inspiring art form at the Gathering Glass Studio.


ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum

The ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum‘s mission is “to inspire wonder among children and adults.” This museum stimulates guests’ creative sides by encouraging exploration and creativity through interactive science and art exhibits. There are nearly 100 interactive and hands-on activities as well as science demonstrations throughout the museum. ScienceWorks is open Tuesday – Sunday, from 10am – 5pm. Admission for kids ages 2 – 12 and seniors 65+ is $10, for teens and adults it is $12, and children under 2 visit free. This is a great way to spend a day learning and exploring with your family.


On your next stay at The Bard’s Inn, make the time to visit an Ashland museum. You’ll find incredible art, interactive experiences, and so much more.