Hours and arrival

MoMA is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and until 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays. On December 24, the Museum will close early at 3:00 p.m., and will be closed on December 25. From December 26 through January 1, the Museum will open early at 9:30 a.m. Please be advised that mornings are our busiest time, and visitors may want to arrive later in the day.

Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. are reserved for members and their guests only (excluding Dec 31 & Jan 1).

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

Use the main entrance of the Rockefeller Building on 53rd Street, close to Sixth Avenue and just east of our flagship Museum Store.

Booking your timed entry tickets in advance is highly recommended. For the best availability, book tickets online. See our Discounts page for more on free admission categories, including select colleges, other museum staff, active military, and more.

If your plans change, please see any staff member for assistance and we will accommodate you. If you need a refund, please contact [email protected].

Download the Bloomberg Connects app and select MoMA’s guide to hear fresh perspectives for the art on view and pick up some tips and suggestions on where to start.

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

Plan ahead

All bags will be inspected upon arrival. We reserve the right to refuse items.

Outside food and drinks are prohibited. Visitors will be asked to dispose of them before entering the Museum, with exceptions made for medical and other concerns.

Please note that recreational scooters, skateboards, rolling luggage, flower arrangements, and balloons are not allowed inside the Museum or checkroom.

All items over 11 × 17 × 5″ (28 × 43 × 13 cm) including large umbrellas must be checked in our checkroom. We are not responsible for items held by the checkroom, and cannot accommodate any items larger than 14 x 22 x 9” (36 x 59 x 23 cm).

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. Please use sketchbooks no larger than 8.5 × 11″ in the galleries.

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

While you’re here

Wheelchairs are available for use free of charge at all Museum entrances on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions or assistance, please approach any MoMA staff member. Portable stools are also available for use free of charge, and can be requested from any MoMA staff member in the main lobby. Motorized wheelchairs and other personal mobility devices are welcome.

Download the Bloomberg Connects app and select MoMA’s guide to hear fresh perspectives for the art on view and pick up some tips and suggestions on where to start.

Drop by the Crown Creativity Lab, a participatory space where you can explore artworks on view through creative prompts, personal reflection, and exchange with others; head to the Heyman Family Art Lab for hands-on activities for kids of all ages; and learn more about special programs, from talks and writing workshops to drop-in drawing sessions that let you get creative in our galleries and online.

You can also dive into our exhibitions and collections on Magazine, with artist projects, videos, and other resources.

Admire artwork from a distance, 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.

Still photography is permitted 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, but stroller access may occasionally be limited in certain galleries. For your safety, strollers are not permitted on escalators and we ask that you not carry children on your shoulders.

Theaters

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.

Learn more about our theater policies, and see what’s playing.

Restaurants and cafés

The Modern

The Modern and Modern Bar Room are open for indoor dining. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations can be made up to 28 days in advance. For additional information regarding dining at the Modern, please call (212) 333-1220.

The Modern Bar Room

  • Lunch: Daily, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: Monday–Saturday, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

The Modern

  • Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 12:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner: Monday–Saturday, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Download The Bar Room menu

Café 2

Located on the second floor of the Museum, Café 2 offers a diverse menu of rustic Italian cooking to be enjoyed at an array of communal tables, ideal for refueling in between gallery visits. The cafés at MoMA accept walk-in diners only, no reservations. Museum admission is required to access Café 2.

  • Monday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Download the Café 2 menu

Espresso Bar

Located on the second floor of the Museum.

  • Friday–Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Download The Espresso Bar menu

Terrace Café

The Museum’s sixth-floor Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café is open for dining indoors and, weather-permitting, on the outdoor terrace. The cafés at MoMA accept walk-in diners only, no reservations. Museum admission is required to access the Terrace Café.

Terrace Café is open everyday, 11:00am-5:00pm.

Download The Terrace Café menu

MoMA admission ticket holders can 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.

Learn more about our Restaurants and cafés

For members

Members can reserve member timed tickets online. Timed entry is not required. Standard guest quantity limits pertaining to each member category apply. Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (excluding Dec 31 & Jan 1), MoMA is open to members and their guests only.

For a contactless visit, use your digital membership card. If you need a new digital card or would like to get an updated version, visit membership.moma.org, and go to “manage your membership.”

Entry to the Museum will be through the main entrance of the Rockefeller Building, just east of our flagship Museum Store, at 11 West 53rd Street only. The member entrance and checkroom are temporarily closed.

For questions about Corporate Member admission, contact [email protected].

Visiting MoMA PS1

Location & Hours

MoMA PS1, MoMA’s contemporary art affiliate in Long Island City, Queens, is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue. Visit the PS1 website for more information on hours and transportation.

Admission

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

Health and safety

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.

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.

A safe space for our community

At MoMA, we celebrate creativity, openness, tolerance, and generosity. We aim to be an inclusive place—both onsite and online—where diverse cultural, artistic, social, and political positions are welcome.

We’re 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.