Free Tuesday takes places on the SECOND Tuesday of each month and offers free general museum admission during the afternoon session. 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!
Exciting news just released! Duke Energy will sponsor the Free Tuesday program again in 2021 AND expand the program to Free Fridays (the fourth Friday of each month)! Additionally, each quarter, a Free planetarium program will be included on the free days! Find out more about their support here: Duke Energy Expands Free Days at The Schiele in 2021
The afternoon session currently scheduled from 12:30 - 4PM, general admission to The Schiele Museum will be free of charge on the second Tuesday of each month.
December 8th from 12:30 - 4 PM
All visitors ages 5 years+ are required to wear a mask and follow safe social distancing practices while on their visit at The Schiele. For more specifics about what to expect, please visit our FAQ page.
The afternoon session currently scheduled from 12:30 - 4PM, general admission to The Schiele Museum will be free of charge on the second Tuesday and fourth Friday of each month.
2021 Dates from 12:30 - 4 PM
Free Planetarium Program
January 12 & 22
April 13 & 23
July 13 & 23
October 12 & 22
Tickets will be released at the beginning of each month so any adjustments to occupancy restrictions can be made. Tickets must be reserved in advance. By reserving tickets, you are agreeing to wear facial coverings and maintaining social distance as applicable by the current regulations in place.
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.
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.