The Museum of Modern Art
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, The Museum of Modern Art is home to an unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art—from Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night and Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon to cutting-edge photography, film, design, and performance.
Before you visit, be sure to take a look at the helpful tips below, and see additional information about accessibility, visiting with a family, audio guides, dining at the Museum, the MoMA Design Stores, and more. You can also download our MoMA Audio app. See our policies for information about checkrooms, photography, and strollers.
Don’t forget to check out the exhibitions and collection works on view, and what events and film screenings you can catch during your visit. Please note that the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden closes during inclement weather.
Ticketing and wait times
During the Museum’s building project, please enter at 18 West 54th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues.
Purchase your tickets online and skip the line! Audio desk lines can also be avoided by using your own mobile device. 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.
There are a number of parking structures near the Museum, and some offer special rates for visitors.
See experimental art and work by emerging artists, including exhibitions, performances, and music, at MoMA PS1, The Museum of Modern Art’s affiliate in Queens. Visit for free within 14 days of your MoMA admission purchase (except Saturdays, July–August). See our policies for information about checkrooms, strollers, and photography.
Artbook @ MoMA PS1 offers a broad selection of books on contemporary art, theory, photography, performance, music, and new media—including new and out-of-print volumes, zines, and more.
M. Wells Dinette is a cafeteria-style restaurant by Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis that pays homage to MoMA PS1’s former identity as a schoolhouse by offering communal tables and a perpetually changing menu. Museum admission is not required for entry.
MoMA PS1’s public entrance on Jackson Avenue is accessible by ramp. Wheelchairs are available free of charge in the coat check on a first-come, first-served basis. The three main floors of the museum, including the bookstore and café, are accessible by elevator. For elevator access to the basement, please ask for assistance at the information desk in the lobby area. Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms are located on floors 1, 2, and 3. For more information, or to notify our staff of any special needs, please call the front desk during regular public hours at (718) 784-2085.
Visitors to The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 may enter the galleries with items up to 11 x 15 x 5” (28 x 38 x 13 cm). Larger items up to 14 x 22 x 9” (36 x 56 x 23 cm) must be checked. All bags are subject to security inspection. We reserve the right to refuse items, and are not responsible for items held by the checkroom. Please note that The Museum of Modern Art’s checkroom cannot accommodate any items larger than 14 x 22 x 9” (36 x 56 x 23 cm).
Still photography is permitted in some galleries for personal, noncommercial use only. Video is not permitted. No flash, tripods, or camera extension poles are allowed. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
Baby strollers are permitted at both institutions at all times, but stroller access may occasionally be limited in certain galleries. Please note that strollers are not permitted on The Museum of Modern Art’s escalators.
Image: Visitors in the galleries. Shown: Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889. Oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Martin Seck