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The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019-5497
(212) 708-9400 | Contact Us
Policies and guidelines for visiting the Museum
All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. The Museum requires visitors to check backpacks of any size, shopping bags, and bags 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm) or larger. To avoid a lengthy wait in the checkroom line, visitors should not bring such items. The checkroom will not accept laptops or luggage of any size. The Museum reserves the right to refuse other items and is not responsible for items held by the checkroom.
The line to purchase general admission tickets is usually longest when MoMA opens, so consider arriving after 11:30 a.m. On Friday afternoons, the line for UNIQLO Free Friday Night tickets can also be long, so consider arriving after 6:00 p.m. and keep in mind that the Museum closes at 8:00 p.m. on Friday nights.
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available in the checkroom free of charge.
Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm). No easels, stools, or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted. If galleries are crowded, guards may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.
Baby strollers are permitted at all times, but are not permitted on escalators.
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden closes during inclement weather.
Still photography for personal use is permitted in collection galleries only. No flash or tripods allowed. Videotaping is permitted in the lobby only. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the Museum.
Talking on cellular phones is not permitted in the Museum's galleries or theaters.
Food and Drinks
Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum, including The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden and the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. Food and drinks are permitted only in the cafés and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.