Hours, location and arrival

What are MoMA’s hours?

MoMA is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m,. and until 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Please be advised that in the morning and on rainy days there may be a line to enter.

Do members have special hours?

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., select galleries are open to members and their guests only.

Does MoMA still have Free Fridays?

New York City residents can visit for free on the first Friday evening of every month, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., made possible by UNIQLO.

Where can I park my car?

There are several private parking garages nearby, and some offer special rates for our visitors.

Where do I enter the Museum?

All visitors, including members, must use the main entrance of the Rockefeller Building on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The entrance to MoMA is on the opposite side of the street from the 5 Avenue-53 St Station E / M subway station and down the block heading west.

Are there any entry protocols at MoMA I should be aware of?

All bags will be inspected upon arrival. We reserve the right to prohibit any items and to require visitors to check any bags or items.

See a full list of Prohibited Items.

Is food and drink allowed in the Museum?

Outside food and drinks are prohibited in the Museum.

Are backpacks allowed?

Please wear backpacks on the front of your chest or carry them with your hand to the side to help us keep the artwork safe.

Posters, small works of art (e.g. postcards, 8.5 × 11″ prints, etc.), and similar items must be rolled up or carried in a bag at all times.

What should I not bring into the Museum?

You can find a full list of Prohibited Items.

Is there a coat checkroom?

Yes. The Museum has a coat checkroom. Certain items are not allowed anymore inside the Museum and may not be left in the coat checkroom. See Visitor Guidelines and Policies for additional details.

Where do I enter for film screenings?

For film screenings taking place during Museum hours in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 1 and 2, please enter at the main entrance of the Rockefeller Building on 53rd Street, close to Sixth Avenue and just east of our flagship Museum Store.

For after hours screenings, please enter at the Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance at 11 West 53rd Street closest to Fifth Avenue. For film screenings taking place in the Celeste Bartos (Theater 3), please enter at 4 West 54th Street.


How much is a general admission ticket to MoMA?

Adult general admission tickets are $30. Visitors save $2 per ticket on all admission categories by booking online. Discounted tickets are available for students, seniors, visitors with disabilities and more. Check out our ticket page to learn more.

Do I need to get tickets in advance of my visit?

Advanced purchase online is required to guarantee Museum entry and to receive key information before your visit. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on-site at our ticketing desk, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once inside the Museum, online ticket holders can skip the ticket line and proceed directly to the galleries. MoMA admission tickets include access to all galleries and special exhibitions, as well as free admission to MoMA PS1 within 14 days.

Are discounted tickets available?

Yes. See our Discounts page for more on discounted tickets and free admission categories, including select colleges, other museum staff, active military, and more. Visitors save $2 per ticket on all admission categories by booking online.

Can I purchase tickets onsite?

For the best experience during your visit, we highly recommend booking your MoMA tickets online in advance. This ensures that you secure your entry and stay up to date with important information and updates before your arrival. Visitors save $2 per ticket on all admission categories by booking online.

In case you haven’t booked in advance, a limited number of same-day tickets are available for purchase at the Museum on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have already purchased your tickets in advance, you can bypass the ticketing process and proceed directly to the galleries once you’re inside.

Do I need a ticket for my child or baby?

Admission is free for children 16 and under but a ticket is still required.

What if I have a New York Pass, All-Inclusive Pass, Explorer City Pass, or Sightseeing Pass?

If you have one of these passes, there is no need to make an online reservation. When you arrive at the Museum, please present your pass at the Ticketing Desk, and our staff will be able to assist you.

Do I need to keep my ticket after it has been scanned?

Please keep your ticket with you at all times after it has been scanned. You may be asked to present your ticket again since there are different entry points to the galleries.

Can I leave MoMA for a break and come back later in the day using the same ticket?

Yes, you can leave MoMA and come back the same day as long as you keep your ticket.

Guidelines for visiting

Is photography permitted?

Still photography and video are permitted for personal, non-commercial use only unless otherwise noted. Flash, tripods, and camera extension poles are not allowed.

Can I touch the art?

Please admire artwork from a distance, at least an arm’s length and/or respecting any stanchions in place. Touching art, platforms, or cases is not permitted (unless a sign or label indicates otherwise).

Can I sketch or take notes in the galleries?

Yes, you may sketch or write in the galleries but only with pencil. Please use sketchbooks no larger than 8.5 × 11″ in the galleries.

Audio guides, map & other resources

Does MoMA have an audio guide or any audio tours?

There are two ways to listen using your own device.

Download the free Bloomberg Connects app and select MoMA’s guide to hear from artists, curators and others. The guide offers suggestions on where to start and helps you find your way around the Museum.

You can also browse audio playlists on moma.org/audio.

Headphones are not required, but we recommend bringing them for the best quality sound experience.

Where can I get a map of MoMA?

You can find a downloadable map on our website. At MoMA, you can scan QR codes in the lobby and around the Museum to access the visitor guide and map. MoMA’s free guide on the Bloomberg Connects app also has a map. Read about MoMA’s sustainability efforts to learn why we no longer print paper maps.

Where can I find what’s on view by floor?

In the main lobby you’ll find a large digital screen that displays what’s on that day and locates galleries, exhibitions, and amenities. There are digital screens with similar information adjacent to all elevators.

You can also learn what’s in the galleries on our website.

Where can I learn if a specific artwork is on view?

You can learn if a specific artwork is on view by searching for it in our online collection.

Does MoMA have self-guided tours?

Visit our itineraries page to find self-guided tours of MoMA’s masterpieces, highlights for kids, and more suggestions on where to start.


What dining options are there?

MoMA has multiple dining options, from a coffee bar to casual cafés to a two Michelin-starred restaurant. Learn more about where to eat at MoMA, along with hours, menus, and reservations.

Do I need a reservation to dine at MoMA?

For The Modern and Modern Bar Room, walk-ins are welcome and reservations can be made up to 28 days in advance.

Do I need a ticket to dine at MoMA?

Museum admission is required to access Café 2, the Terrace Café, and Espresso Bar.

Dining at The Modern or Modern Bar Room do not require Museum admission.

Can I leave MoMA to eat somewhere else and then come back?

Yes, but please keep your ticket so you may reenter.

MoMA ticket holders may receive a discount at local restaurants. You can also check out some staff picks for where to eat in midtown—we recommend you confirm each establishment’s availability directly.

Restrooms and amenities

Are there any all-gender restrooms?

All-gender restrooms are on Floors 1, 3W, 5, and T1.

You can find water fountains outside of restroom locations.

What if I need to change my baby?

All of our restrooms have baby changing stations.

Is there internet access for visitors?

MoMA WiFi is available free of charge to all visitors.

Where can I charge my phone?

There are charging stations on floor 2 by the Espresso Bar, across from the Museum Store.

Visiting with children

Is there an interactive space for kids?

The Heyman Family Art Lab is open daily for free, hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

Are there any resources to help kids explore the galleries?

Listen to the Kids audio playlist as you explore the galleries, easily accessed on MoMA website or the Bloomberg Connects App.

Pick up a Kids Activity Guide either in the Art Lab or in the lobby for fun activities and conversational prompts while looking at art.

Check our schedule of events for drop-in and other family programs for kids of all ages.

Keep a look out for works of art that have labels written especially for kids.

Do you have facilities where I may nurse my child or pump?

A feeding and lactation pod is available courtesy of Mamava, on Floor 1 adjacent to restrooms. For access, use the Mamava app or ask a guest assistant for the keypad code.

Are strollers allowed?

Baby strollers are welcome, but stroller access may occasionally be limited in certain galleries.

For safety, strollers are not allowed on escalators. We also ask that you do not carry children on your shoulders.


Does MoMA have wheelchairs?

Wheelchairs are available for use free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask a staff person in the lobby when you first enter if you’d like to borrow a wheelchair during your visit. Motorized wheelchairs and other personal mobility devices are welcome.

Are there places to sit and rest?

Many of the galleries have benches and there are several seating areas in the lobby, in hallways throughout the Museum, and in the Sculpture Garden. Portable stools are also available for use free of charge, and can be requested from any MoMA staff member in the main lobby.

Can I bring my service animal?

Service animals are welcome. They must be leashed and be attended for the duration of your visit. Pets are not permitted.

Do caregivers accompanying a visitor with a disability need a ticket?

Admission is always free for caregivers accompanying a visitor with a disability but a ticket is still required.

If I feel overwhelmed or experience sensory overload are there any quieter, low stimulation places I can go to sit in the Museum?

While there is not a dedicated sensory-friendly space, you can find sensory-friendly spaces throughout the Museum’s using our Sensory Friendly Map and MoMA’s free guide on the Bloomberg Connects app.

Where can I find out more about accessibility at MoMA?

Visit accessibility at MoMA to learn more about the resources (including a Verbal Descriptions audio playlist) and programs available.

I’m planning to visit MoMA and have a question about accessibility. Who can I reach out to?

Contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

If I’m onsite at MoMA and need assistance and/or have an access question, what should I do?

Please approach any MoMA staff member.

Health, safety, and security

What are MoMA’s current policies on Covid-19?

COVID-19 vaccination and masks are no longer required, but strongly recommended for all visitors to The Museum of Modern Art and its Stores.

Your health and safety are our priority, however we cannot guarantee you won’t be exposed to COVID-19. By entering MoMA or MoMA PS1 you assume the risk of such exposure.

What if I don’t feel well on the day I plan to visit?

If you feel sick or have a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, fever, chills, loss of smell, or muscle pain, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your health care provider and please do not visit MoMA or MoMA PS1.

Why are there New York Police Department Officers stationed outside MoMA?

NYPD officers provide additional security to keep everyone safe at the Museum, and are a direct connection to emergency services should they ever be needed.

What if I get separated from a member of my group and can’t find them?

Please approach the nearest Security Officer for help. They will be able to call for further assistance and make an announcement across the museum to help reunite with your group member.

Does MoMA have a Visitor Code of Conduct?

Yes. The Museum of Modern Art connects people from around the world to the art of our time. We aspire to be a catalyst for experimentation, learning, and creativity, a gathering place for all, and a home for artists and their ideas.

We are committed to working together to create a safe experience for our team and visitors, and our professionally trained frontline staff are here to help you. We have a zero-tolerance policy for individuals who endanger staff, visitors, artwork, or any Museum property, or who engage in verbal or physical harassment, discriminatory or threatening behavior, or otherwise interfere with the experience of others.

The Museum will refuse or revoke admission to individuals who violate these policies. For everyone’s safety, please follow the instructions of security officers.


I’m interested in becoming a member but I’m not sure what that includes?

To find the best membership option for you, visit our membership site or visit the Member Desk in the main lobby.

I need help managing my membership. Where can I find information to help me answer all my questions?

Visit our Membership FAQ page to find the answer to any membership question you might have. And if you are at the Museum, stop by the Member Desk in the lobby for help.

Groups and tours

Can I book a guided tour at MoMA?

Yes, art historians are available to provide guided tours of MoMA’s collection, the Museum’s architecture, and current exhibitions. Tours can be customized to focus on specific galleries, mediums, or collection areas, and are available in multiple languages.

Can I bring a group for a visit?

Yes, MoMA welcomes groups by appointment and offers discounted rates for parties of up to 30 visitors. Skip the line with expedited check-in and receive a dedicated arrival time exclusively for your group.

Does MoMA have guided tours for school groups?

Yes, MoMA has guided tours available for students in kindergarten through grade 12. School Programs tours are led by MoMA educators who focus on 3 to 4 works per tour and a broad theme to guide the experience of looking and discussing.


What shopping options are there at MoMA?

The Museum Store is located adjacent to the lobby of 11 West 53rd Street. You do not need admission to visit this store.

On Floor 2, near Cafe 2, you will find a second Museum Store which has a large selection of cards, stationary, toys, totes. shirts, and other small gifts.

On Floor 6 there is a small gift shop with MoMA souvenirs, art supplies, and exhibition-specific items.

Across the street from our main entrance on West 53rd Street you can also shop at the MoMA Design Store, which offers unique home goods and other classic modern and cutting edge design products for adults and kids.

You can also shop the MoMA Design Store online.

How do I get a store discount?

If you’re interested in getting a discount at our stores consider purchasing a MoMA membership.


I’m seeing a film at MoMA, where do I enter?

For film screenings taking place during Museum hours in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters, use the main entrance of the Rockefeller Building on 53rd Street, close to Sixth Avenue.

For after-hours screenings, please use the Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance at 11 West 53rd Street closest to Fifth Avenue. For film screenings taking place in the Celeste Bartos Theater, enter at 4 West 54th Street.

Find out what’s playing, and learn more about our theater policies.


What is MoMA PS1?

MoMA PS1 is MoMA’s contemporary art affiliate located in Long Island City, Queens. Artist-centered and community-driven, MoMA PS1 embraces boundary-breaking ideas and experimental practices. A place where audiences can encounter and engage with new art and perspectives, the institution has offered insight into artists’ worldviews for nearly 50 years. Driven by a commitment to realizing artists’ visions, our programs explore the ways in which creative expression can inspire connection.

Is my ticket for MoMA also valid at MoMA PS1?

You can visit for free within 14 days of your MoMA admission purchase (except during special programs). Present your MoMA ticket confirmation email or receipt at the PS1 admissions desk.

MoMA PS1 is free for all New York State residents, made possible by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Admission for everyone else is suggested.

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