Ella Sharp Museum
3225 4th Street
Jackson, Michigan 49203

Phone: 517-787-2320
Fax: 517-787-2933


Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday – 11:30am – 4pm
Sunday – Monday: Closed

*Closed Wednesday 6/19 in observation of Juneteenth


Admission includes Museum Galleries and Hurst Planetarium Shows.

Adults: $10
Children up to 17: $5
Adults Over 65, Military Members and Students: $8
Museum Members and Children Under 5: Free

Please present ID for admission discounts

Explore our featured exhibits here

Ella Sharp Museum Photography & Videography Policy

House Tours

House Tours are currently available only for pre-scheduled Group Visits and Field Trips. It is not open daily to the public.

Check out our Special Events Calendar for upcoming Events with Public House Tours.

Group Visits & Field Trips

Please click here for details.

Ella Sharp Museum is a member of the Museums For All program. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance have discounted admission rates to Ella Sharp Museum.

When purchasing admission tickets, show your EBT card to receive a discounted admission rate of $3/person for up to 4 individuals per EBT card. Any beyond the 4 person limit will pay regular admission rates.

JDL Cardholders can now check out an ELLA SHARP MUSEUM PASS, available at all Jackson District Library locations.

This pass allows for up to three adults and children younger than 18 from one household to access Ella Sharp Museum galleries, house tours, and Hurst Planetarium public shows free of charge. Patrons are allowed to check out a pass for one week from Jackson District Library, without renewals. Return this pass to the Jackson District Library.

Ella Sharp Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free Museum and Planetarium admission to military personnel and their families for the Summer. This program is available for those currently-serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Military families can visit the Ella Sharp Museum from May 20, 2023 through Sept. 4, 2023 and receive free admission to our galleries and public planetarium shows.

Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for free admission.


The Ella is a part of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association!

One of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 1,038 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits.

Ella Sharp Museum memberships at the family and above level receive a NARM membership! Learn more about museum membership here.