Free Tuesday takes places on the SECOND Tuesday of each month and offers free general museum admission to all visitors during this time. In an effort to ensure access for the community to The Schiele Museum's exhibits and educational resources, Duke Energy has sponsored the Free Tuesday program through 2020!



The afternoon session currently scheduled from 12:30 - 3PM, general admission to The Schiele Museum will be free of charge on the second Tuesday of each month. 



Due to current occupancy restrictions set forth in Governor Cooper's Executive Orders, tickets must be reserved in advance for Free Tuesday.  There are limited tickets availble for each Free Tuesday.  If you have reserved tickets and will not be able to attend, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to relinquish your tickets, so they can be made available to others.


Free Tuesday during closure

While The Schiele was closed during the pandemic, The Schiele Museum shared behind the scenes and highlights of the museum's exhibits. 


Mini TourDino SafariCollections and North Carolina Hall


Getting Here & Parking

The museum is located at 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054. Click here for driving directions.

The Schiele's parking lot is located near the entrance of the museum and is free for visitors. Additional parking is located at the "green lot" on Garrison Blvd., just past the museum towards downtown. The museum's lots are highlighted in orange on the map below. Due to an increased number of visitors on Free Tuesday, carpooling is encouraged.



Duke Energy began sponsoring Free Tuesday in 2012 and has helped The Schiele provide exceptional educational and cultural resources to thousands of visitors and their families over the past several years. Duke Energy’s generous sponsorship support of Free Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy the museum for free on a monthly basis.