Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT HOURS ARE YOU OPEN?
The NCM is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) 7 days a week – year round. The last admission tickets will be sold at 4:30pm CT. NCM is closed only on Easter, Thanksgiving day, December 24th and 25th, and New Years day.
DOES THE CORVETTE ASSEMBLY PLANT HAVE TOURS?
Plant Tours have been suspended and will resume in 2019. Please visit our Plant Tour page for complete tour information, updated schedule, plant closings, etc.
The National Corvette Museum also offers a variety of in-depth plant tours for those wanting a more personalized and private experience. Visit our Delivery Programs page to learn more on V.I.P. Tours and other special Corvette experiences.
CAN I BRING A CAMERA IN TO THE PLANT AND MUSEUM?
While cameras and video equipment are welcome at the Museum, cameras are NOT allowed at the Plant. Please leave all electronic devices locked in your car during your Plant Tour.
HOW FAR IS THE MUSEUM FROM LOUISVILLE OR NASHVILLE?
The Museum is located approximately 60 miles north of Nashville and 100 miles south of Louisville.
EXACTLY WHERE IS THE MUSEUM LOCATED?
We are located on I-65 at Exit 28. Both the museum and plant are visible from the interstate. When you exit the interstate you will be making a left at the first stoplight to reach the Museum. To reach the plant you make a right at the first stoplight. Address is 350 Corvette Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42101.
IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE FOR RVS?
Yes, NCM has plenty of parking for buses, RVs and trucks. Turn into the museum at Gate A (the first entrance) and follow the signs for parking. You will be driving straight past the front entrance to the museum and the truck parking lot will be on the right. To exit, you will continue around the building and depart from Gate D.
Parking at the Museum is free.
IS THERE AN ADMISSION FEE FOR THE MUSEUM AND PLANT?
Admission to the museum is: $10.00 adults (13-61), $5.00 children (5-12), FREE for age 4 years or younger, and $8.00 Seniors (62 or older). Any available discounts or coupons are applied to the adult rate.
WHERE IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT?
Bowling Green has a small airport that can accommodate private and smaller commercial jets. The closest international airport is located in Nashville, approximately 60 miles south of Bowling Green. You may also want to check with the Louisville Airport, it is only approximately 90 minutes from the museum.
ARE THERE ANY RESTAURANTS IN THE MUSEUM?
The museum has the Corvette Café that is open for breakfast Monday through Saturday, 8am until 10:30am CT. Lunch is available 7 days-a-week from 10:30am until 3:30pm CT. The Café menu is available online at www.corvettecafe.org.
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO VISIT THE CORVETTE STORE (GIFT SHOP)?
No. You are welcome to come and visit our 4,000+ square foot Corvette Store and admission is not required to access it.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP RATES?
A Group Rate is available for 15 or more guests and must be booked two weeks in advance: Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students (K-8) $4 Students (High School) $5. For those groups arriving by bus, we provide two complimentary admissions per bus. Visit our Motorcoach page here. For more information on planning your Corvette Club visit, click here. If you have a Student Group, click here for our Teacher page. Group rates are not available for day of visits, must be booked at least two weeks in advance.
DO YOU HAVE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
Members of the NCM get in free (except during special events). There is a $2.00 discount upon presentation of an ID card for AAA Members, Military Veterans, and GM Employees. Active Military with ID are admitted free.
DO YOU ALLOW PETS IN THE MUSEUM?
We 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. These service animals are permitted inside the building.
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. For complete guidelines, please reference the ADA website at: https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
However, there is a pet care facility near the Museum that can keep your pet safe during your visit. Dogs Day Out, 4800 Sunyside-Gott Road, Bowling Green. https://www.facebook.com/dogsdayoutbgky/. Half day rates are available and reservations can be made by calling 270-781-4421.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO SEE AND DO IN THE AREA?
The Bowling Green area has a vast array of special events and activities. Visit the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website at www.visitbgky.com for ideas, or call them at 800-326-7465 to request your free Visitor’s Guide with map. There is also a staffed visitor information kiosk located in the lobby of the Museum that is happy to assist you with recommendations for your visit.
WHAT LODGING IS AVAILABLE IN THE AREA?
The Museum proudly recommends our business member hotels, motels, campgrounds and bed and breakfasts. Below is a list of those establishments.