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Seats fill fast, so reserve yours today! To reserve your seat on the bus, please contact the NIU Art Museum office, 815-753-1936 or email Education Coordinator Stuart Henn. Please be sure to provide a phone number where you can be reached, if necessary, on the day of the trip.

Payment may be made by check, cash or credit (Visa, American Express, Discover and Mastercard) and must be made in advance to guarantee your seat. Individuals who pay upon boarding the bus should pay with cash in the exact amount due (we cannot provide change), or with a check made out to NIU. NIU Art Museum members receive advance notice, discounts on our bus trips as well as access to Members' Only Trips so if you aren't a member already please consider joining.

Please note that dates are subject to change and trips are added frequently throughout the year.
Refunds cannot be granted after the registration deadline

Find out where we're going next on our upcoming trips page.

Important things to know when you get on the bus.

Gallery Hours

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon-7 p.m.
Sunday Noon-4 p.m.
By appointment for group tours.

Closed during the summer, between exhibitions and during university holidays.


The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, on the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drive on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.

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