Location and Hours
950 Spadina Crescent East, P.O. Box 569
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 3L6 Canada
Phone: (306) 975-7610 Fax: (306) 975-7670
The Mendel Art Gallery is nestled into the landscape of the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, adjacent to the Meewasin Valley Authority trails, and close to the city’s downtown and the University of Saskatchewan. Nearby attractions include Kinsmen Park, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and the Shearwater Boat Tours. For additional information on attractions, events, and accommodations in Saskatoon visit: www.tourismsaskatoon.com.
Mendel Art Gallery Hours & Information
The Mendel Art Gallery welcomes more than 177,000 visitors each year. Free admission, dynamic programs and exceptional hours of operation keep the gallery lively and full of people. Most of the programs are offered free of charge, and diversity is embraced. The Gallery is a place of exploration, discovery, and learning. You are invited to visit frequently.
Mendel Gallery & Civic Conservatory Hours
Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 24, Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 25, Christmas Day: Closed
December 26-30, back to regular hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 31, New Year’s Eve: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
January 1, back to regular hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Gallery Shop Hours
Regular hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
December 1-23, Extended hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
December 24, Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 25, Christmas Day: Closed
December 26, back to regular hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
January 6: Closed for inventory
The Mendel Art Gallery is partially accessible to people with disabilities. Full wheelchair access is provided to the main floor galleries, Muséo Coffee and the Gallery Shop. Limited access is available to the Civic Conservatory. The lower level of the Gallery, including the Auditorium, may be accessed through an exterior door by special arrangement. A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the main floor, and the Gallery provides a wheelchair for use by patrons who require assistance in moving about the main floor attractions.
Free parking is available in three lots located on the south side of the Gallery’s site, between the Civic Conservatory and the University Bridge. Wheelchair accessibility and bus drop-off for tour groups is located at the front door, alongside Spadina Crescent East. Overflow parking for special events is available across Spadina Crescent East in the parking lot at Kinsmen Park.
A complimentary coat check is located near the Gallery Shop, with lockers that will accommodate most items. All visitors are encouraged to check their backpacks, shopping bags, parcels, and umbrellas as these items could impede viewing as well as pose safety and security threats to the artwork in the galleries. Strollers may be taken into the galleries, along with personal items such as briefcases and handbags.
The Mendel Art Gallery is located at 950 Spadina Crescent East, between 25th Street East and Queen Street East on the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River. It is across Spadina Crescent from Kinsmen Park, and is within walking distance of the Park Town Hotel and Saskatoon City Hospital. There is ample free parking for vehicles, and parking is also available for buses. Please call the Gallery at (306) 975-7610 to give advance notice if you require bus parking.
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Saskatoon Transit Bus Directions
There are four bus stops in the area. At this time there is no bus service directly to the Mendel Art Gallery. There are two stops in front of Saskatoon City Hospital, at the corner of Queen Street East and 7th Avenue North:
Stop 3721: is on the southwest corner of the intersection, on the hospital side of the street. Northbound buses 12 and 14 stop here on their way from downtown to the north industrial area and River Heights.
Stop 3722: is on the northwest corner of the intersection, in front of the Family Physicians office on the corner. Buses 12 and 14 stop here, on their way to downtown from the north end of the city.
Two stops are located at the bottom of the University (25th Street) Bridge, near the Park Town Hotel:
Stop 3186: is on the south side of 25th Street next to the Park Town Hotel. Buses 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 stop here on their way from downtown to the east side of the city.
Stop 3187: is on the north side of 25th Street, next to Kinsmen Park. Buses 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 stop here on their way downtown from the east side.
For up-to-date schedules, call Saskatoon Transit Services at 975-3100 or visit their the City of Saskatoon website, www.saskatoon.ca and click on Transit Click & Go.