Ella Sharp Museum
3225 4th Street
Jackson, Michigan 49203

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


Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

In preparation for our annual Art, Beer, Wine Festival, the Museum will be closed June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11.

Art Beer Wine Festival is June 10, from 2-8pm.

While the museum galleries or planetarium will not be open, you can enjoy our Art, Beer, Wine Festival — buy tickets here!


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.

Park Street Closure*

(3) Streets through Ella Sharp Park are closed through the Winter Months: Birchwood Drive, Maplewood Drive, and W. Hickory Avenue. Please use the main park entrance on 4th street.

Read the full press coverage here.

The Ella Sharp Museum is an active member of the Museums For All program. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free admission to the Ella Sharp Museum. Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 500 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing 48 states.

ELLA SHARP MUSEUM PASS available through Jackson District Library.

RULES This pass allows for up to three adults and all children younger than 18 from one household to access the Ella Sharp Museum galleries. 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 Gallery 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.

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 entrance to our Museum galleries.


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.