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

Holiday Closures

November 24, Thanksgiving – Closed
December 23, 24, 25 & 26 – Closed
December 30 & 31 January 1 & 2 – Closed

Extended Holiday Hours

December 27, 28 & 29: 10am-5pm
January 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7: 10am-5pm
January 8: Noon-5pm

Gallery Admission

Adults: $5
Children: $3
Museum Members and Children Under 5: Free

Museum galleries are open Wednesday – Sunday during regular business hours.

Explore our featured exhibits here

Hurst Planetarium

Featured Planetarium Programming

Adults: $6
Children/Museum Members: $4
Children Under 5: Free

Private In-Person Planetarium Shows: Contact us directly at 517-787-2320 or

Rent the Planetarium

House Tours

New hours for historic tours in the Hillside Farmhouse coming soon.

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 this 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 through Sept. 5, 2022. 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.