The Moody is open to the public. The Moody will follow all CDC guidelines in response to COVID-19 and under the direction of Rice University.

All patrons will be required to wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing of six feet or more. Entry to the galleries will be limited to support physical distancing and hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.

All events will require RSVPs, which will be available through the Moody website. Patrons can expect low-touch entry and exit, and a limited number of people in all public areas dependent upon the size of the space.

In addition, patrons must abstain from visiting the Moody or attending events if COVID-19 symptoms are present.

With your cooperation, we look forward to welcoming visitors safely back to the Moody.


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hours change based on exhibition.
  • Free Hours: Always free and open to the public. Closed Sundays, Mondays, University Holidays, and during installation periods. Please check our website to confirm an exhibition is on view before planning your visit.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at

Special Offers / Dining

Moody Cafe
Enjoy a coffee, beverage, or light bite to eat at the Moody Cafe, operated by Lemond Kitchen. The Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday (check website for seasonal hours). Visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi).


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