Plan a Visit
Since 1953 the Corvette has been America’s Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette. The Museum opened in 1994 and is a 115,000 square foot facility located on a 55 acre campus. Bowling Green, Kentucky is home to the world’s only General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant.
The National Corvette Museum is conveniently located off Interstate 65 in South Central Kentucky. Less than one hour north of Nashville, TN and less than two hours south of Louisville, KY, the Museum is a quick and easy stopover if traveling by car, or a quick drive from the airport of your choice. We are located in the Central Time Zone.
When planning your trip, most visitors allow 1-2 hours for their visit to the Museum. Of course, if you are a Corvette or classic car buff, you may want to allow more than that!
Pets are NOT allowed in the Museum. This includes in strollers, carriers and purses. We do, however, welcome all service animals, as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Animals whose sole function is to provide assistance or emotional support but are not individually trained do not meet the definition of service animal under the ADA. These animals are not permitted inside our buildings. Additional details are on our FAQ page.
Museum: 350 Corvette Drive
Plant: 600 Corvette Drive
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
I-65 Exit 28
Open 8am-5pm CT, Seven Days a Week
The last admission tickets are sold by 4:30pm CT.
Holidays Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
GALLERIES CLOSED TEMPORARILY
With the Museum’s Performance Gallery undergoing a complete upgrade, we will also be removing the remaining carpet in the Design & Engineering area, as well as Enthusiast area. The three galleries will be receiving epoxy floors, resulting in those areas being closed to the public from Saturday, February 1 through Saturday, February 8. This will provide contractors ample time to apply the new floor surface, and allow time for drying and curing. The Museum will still be open during this time, though the flow of the tour route will be altered. We are also offering a discounted admission rate while the three areas are closed. In addition, the Corvette Store will be closed for inventory on Wednesday, January 22. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we make upgrades to your Museum!
Admission Prices (effective 04/01/19):
$12 Adults (13-61)
$10 Seniors (62 +)
$7 Youth (5-12)
4 and under Free
NCM Members Free
Active Military Free
Discounted rates offered for registered groups of 15 or more people.
Group Tour Visit Information
Teacher/Field Trip Information
Corvette Club Visit Information
November is Military Appreciation Month, offering complimentary admission for American Military veterans, police and firefighters and their immediate accompanying family with proof of service. Immediate family is classified as spouse and children still living in the household under the age of 18.
PLEASE NOTE: The Performance & Racing Gallery of the Museum will be closed November 20, 2019 through April 23, 2020 for an exhibit renovation. Stay tuned for more information on the new and exciting look!
Guests of all ages can get behind the wheel of a C6 Corvette and pilot it around a virtual racetrack with our Corvette Simulator! Sessions are $10 each, and passengers are welcome. The simulator is located in the lobby, on Corvette Boulevard, within the Museum. *Note: Guests must be able to reach gas and brake pedal from the seat to participate.
Guided tours are offered weekdays, Monday-Friday, three times a day (10am, 12pm, & 2pm). Guided Tours are available to general admission guests at no additional charge and are limited to maximum of 25, first come, first serve. Tours subject to change without notice, not available when large groups attending.
Do you have a C8 on display?
The Museum currently features the C8 Powertrain Development Corvette in our Skydome. This car was once covered in camo, and was used for testing purposes. The camo has since been removed, however, being a test car it is composed of several colors of panels. C8 ‘show’ cars are currently touring the country at a number of events. We hope to have one on display at the Museum in the near future.
Corvette Plant Tour Information:
PLEASE NOTE: PLANT TOURS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE BUT EXPECTED TO OPEN SPRING 2020 .
The Corvette Plant is located just across the street from the Museum at 600 Corvette Drive. Simply turn LEFT out of our parking lot onto Corvette Drive. Continue STRAIGHT through the stoplight at Spur Road and follow the signs to the tour parking area. Visit our Plant Tour information page for more helpful information.
Drive a Corvette and Go-Karts*:
Want to get behind the wheel of a Corvette, Camaro or Go-Kart? The NCM Motorsports Park, located one mile from the Museum at 505 Kimberlee A. Fast Drive, offers a number of activities to put you in the drivers’ seat on the racetrack! Walk ups can be accommodated for many of our lap programs but calling ahead is encouraged at 270-777-4509.
- Go-Karts: $20 /arrive and drive offered March – November.
- Touring Laps: $75 for four laps with a pace car in your own vehicle.
- Hot Laps: $199 for two laps at high speeds riding passenger in a Corvette with a professional driver.
- Corvette Touring: $299 for four laps with a pace car in your choice of our Stingray Corvettes.
- Corvette Experience: $799 for two hours of classroom and on-track instruction by a professional driver in one of our Stingray Corvettes. Lunch and Museum guided V.I.P. tour is provided.
- High Performance Drivers Introduction: $300 for a “101” on track program introducing new drivers to the hobby of recreational performance driving in your own vehicle.
- Private On-Track Coaching: Get coached on track by pro driver and Corvette Hall of Fame inductee Andy Pilgrim!
*Rates are subject to change at the track’s discretion.
Call us at 800-538-3883 or 270-781-7973
For a list of staff with emails and direct phone numbers click here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Still have questions? Click here to check out a list of our FAQ.
Planning a trip to Bowling Green, Kentucky? The Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information on their website, and you can request a FREE Visitor’s Guide here.