Welcome to MoMA. Along with spaces to see performances, join a conversation, and make art, we’ve completely reimagined our collection galleries to present a constantly evolving display. You’ll experience something new every time you visit.

What to see and do

Here are 10 tips to make the most of your time at the Museum. You can also learn more about special access for members, visiting with kids, programs and services for visitors with disabilities, and where to shop and dine.

  1. Connect to our free WiFi and to get access to our digital map and audio guides. You can find charging stations throughout the Museum.

  2. First-time visit? Start by exploring MoMA’s collection galleries on floors 5, 4, and 2.

  3. Look out for some of our most popular artworks, as well as some that are new to MoMA.

  4. Let our audio lead the way and explore artworks by themes like collection highlights, stops for kids, and works made in New York. You can even hear poetry inspired by art on view.

  5. Catch live performances in the new Kravis Studio.

  6. Artwork made just for MoMA can be found throughout the Museum. Use our map to find these Artist Commissions.

  7. Join artists, curators, and creative thinkers for conversations and workshops in the Crown Creativity Lab, our new participatory space on Floor 2.

  8. Did you know we were the first Museum in the US to collect film? See what’s playing today and get in free with your admission.

  9. In addition to MoMA’s own great dining options, see our staff picks for where to grab a bite in the neighborhood. You can leave and reenter all day with your admission ticket.

  10. Don’t miss our brand new flagship Museum Store—look for a 30-ft-tall wall of books across from the ticketing desk in the main lobby. It’s open late, so stop by before you leave.

What to know before you arrive

You can buy your tickets online and when you arrive, you can head straight to the galleries.

Our ticket lines are longest when we first open, so consider arriving after 11:00 a.m. For Uniqlo Free Friday Nights, consider arriving after 6:00 p.m.

Our checkroom can get busy, especially at the end of the day, so leave backpacks and large bags at home. See below for our official policies.

Our collection galleries and exhibitions are always changing, so sometimes works of art may not be on view or selected galleries may be closed for installation.

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

For our members

When you arrive, head straight to the galleries—just show your membership card. You can get in easily using the Member Entrance and Checkroom located in the Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder building, east of the main entrance and lobby.

Make a day of it—see art, dine, shop, and bring a friend. Members get $5 guest passes and save 10% in our cafés and stores, along with 20% during Member Shopping Days. Visit Member Reception for recommendations and reservations.

See a film…or two, or three. Members get free admission to all our films, every day. You can reserve your tickets online or pick them up for free at the Member Desk or Film Desk.

Enjoy the galleries on your schedule. Take advantage of member-only hours: Early Access every morning, monthly After Hours events, and Member Previews and Last Looks for major exhibitions.

Joining or renewing is easy—visit the Member Desk on Floor 1, stop by our retail stores, or sign up online. You can redeem your Museum admission ticket for $25 off any new membership within 30 days of your visit.

Help us protect the art and you (Our policies)

You can eat and drink in our cafes, lounges, and the Sculpture Garden, but food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.

Admire artwork from a distant, at least an arm’s length. And no touching art, platforms, or cases (unless a sign or label says it’s okay).

Sketching and writing is allowed in the galleries with pencils only. Please use sketchbooks no larger than 8 ½ by 11 inches.

Still photography is permitted at MoMA and MoMA PS1 for personal, noncommercial use only unless otherwise noted. Video is not permitted. Flash, tripods, and camera extension poles are not allowed.

Baby strollers are welcome at both MoMA and MoMA PS1, but stroller access may occasionally be limited in certain galleries. For your safety, strollers are not permitted on MoMA’s escalators and we ask that you not carry children on your shoulders.

Visitors may enter the galleries at MoMA and MoMA PS1 with items up to 11 × 17 × 5” (28 × 43 × 13 cm). Larger items and large umbrellas must be checked in our checkroom. Please wear backpacks on the front of your chest or carry it to the side.

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 MoMA’s checkroom cannot accommodate any items larger than 14 × 22 × 9” (36 × 56 × 23 cm).

Visiting MoMA PS1

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.

You can visit for free within 14 days of your MoMA admission purchase (except during summer Warm Up events).

Shop the amazing selection of books at Artbook @ MoMA PS1, offering unique titles on contemporary art—including new and out-of-print volumes, zines, and more.

MoMA PS1 is accessible to all:

Our 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) 784-2086.