Hours & Admission

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Public Hours

Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays 11 AM–6 PM
Wednesdays 11 AM–6 PM
Thursdays 11 AM–9 PM
Fridays 11 AM–6 PM
Saturdays 11 AM–6 PM
Sundays 11 AM–6 PM

The New Museum Store opens at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday–Sunday and closes when the Museum’s public hours end.


Pay what you wish for admission from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday. Timed tickets required.

Suggested Minimum: $2

Sky Room

The Sky Room is open to the public during Museum hours unless it is closed for a private event, which will be noted here in advance.


We strongly encourage reserving timed tickets in advance of your visit.

General $22
Seniors $19
Visitors with Disabilities (care partner free of charge) $19
Students $16
Members Free
18 and under

(12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)


We offer free admission to community partners and affiliates, as well as SNAP/EBT cardholders. Please bring your SNAP/EBT card; advance tickets are not required.


Museum Members receive free admission and invitations to exclusive events.

Membership at the New Museum is about seeing it first—whether that means moving to the front of the line or being among the first to preview what’s new in contemporary art.

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Onsite Tours and Group Visits


Guided tours, led by New Museum Teaching Artists, can be booked during open hours. Schedule a tour for high school or college classes, corporate, tourist, or other special groups.

Know Before You Book

  • Guided Tours are 45—60 minutes.
  • Maximum capacity is twenty people. Groups larger than twenty will need to book an additional guided tour. No more than two groups of twenty can be scheduled per hour.
  • One adult chaperone is required for every group of ten visitors ages 17 and under.
  • Tours must be booked at least three weeks in advance, based on availability.
  • Tours are interactive and inquiry-based, featuring both highlights of exhibitions on view and perspectives solicited from the group.

Pricing (flat fee, for up to 20 visitors)

Title 1 and District 1 public and charter schools: $50
NYC K–12 public and charter schools: $100
K–12 private schools and schools outside of NYC: $200
Nonprofits: $200
CUNY and SUNY Groups: $100
College and University Groups: $300
Private Group (corporate groups, tour companies, or other special groups): $400


Once the date and time of your reservation is confirmed via email, online payment must be made at least two weeks prior to the group tour or the reservation will be canceled.
Payments are non-refundable, but tours can be rescheduled up to two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit via

Ready to Book?

Please complete our tour request form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and group details.


Self-Guided Tours are available for groups ages 13 and up*. Self-Guided Tours must be booked in advance and led by instructors or outside tour operators who wish to gather and/or lecture in the galleries during New Museum open hours.

*For groups ages 12 and under please see our Guided Tour options.

Know Before You Book

  • Maximum capacity for Self-Guided Tours is twenty people, inclusive of guides and chaperones. Groups larger than twenty will need to book an additional guided tour. No more than two groups of twenty can be scheduled per hour.
  • Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance, based on availability.
  • Due to space limitations, guides may be asked to reroute their groups within the Museum.

Pricing (per group of 20)

Tour fee: $20 + Cost of Admission for all Guides and Attendees.


Once the date and time of your reservation is confirmed via email, the tour fee must be paid online at least two weeks prior to the tour or the reservation will be canceled. Payment for Admission Tickets can be made on the day of the tour.

Payments are non-refundable, but tours can be rescheduled, up to two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit via

Ready to Book?

Please complete our tour request form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and group details.


Groups of six or more constitute a Group Visit. If you plan to visit with a group of six or more people, please let us know in advance by emailing, and include the following details:

  • Organizer's name and email address
  • Number of adult, student, senior, and youth ticekts
  • Preferred date and time

Virtual Tours


The New Museum’s Education and Public Engagement teaching staff lead live, participatory, virtual tours of current exhibitions. Inquiry-based tours promote close observation of works of art, critical thinking, and multiple entry points to connect to themes in the exhibition. Tours can be tailored to align with specific themes and curricula.

Virtual tours are free for K-12 public schools and community partners. Guided tours for private schools, colleges, universities, and private groups are $150.00. Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. For more information and to schedule a tour, contact


Join us for live, 45-minute virtual tours that bring people together for close looking and conversations focused on current exhibitions. Virtual tours are free, interactive experiences held on Zoom. A New Museum teaching fellow will share exclusive digital content and introduce themes and artworks, behind-the-scenes insights, and questions for consideration related to art and the exhibition. Tours are offered the first week of each month during exhibitions. For upcoming dates, times, and to register, please view the events calendar.

Carsten Höller, Zöllner Stripes, 2001/2011. White paint on black walls. Installation view: "Carsten Höller: Experience," New Museum. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Benoit Pailley

Visitor Policies

Coat & Bag Check

Coat check is open. Please check all coats and large bags.


Strollers are permitted in the Museum, but stroller access may be limited in certain exhibitions pending space limitations. Please call ahead to confirm.


Photography is permitted in the Museum galleries unless otherwise noted. Videotaping and tripods are prohibited.

Cell Phones

Phone calls are not permitted in the Museum galleries.


Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than eight and a half by eleven inches (twenty-one and a half by twenty-eight centimeters). Easels, stools, and sitting on the floor is not permitted. If galleries are crowded, guards may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.

Food & Drink

Use of closed water bottles is permitted in areas outside of the Museum’s galleries.


Learn more about accessibility at the New Museum. Please inquire at the Visitor Desk for any assistance you may require.


Assistive listening devices, headsets, and neck loops are available for most programs at the New Museum.


The New Museum and its programs are accessible to people using wheelchairs. All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible. Two wheelchairs are available in the Coat Check free of charge. Please call in advance to reserve one if you need a wheelchair during your visit.


COVID-19 vaccination and masks are strongly recommended, but not required to visit the New Museum.

The health and safety of all is our priority. The New Museum will continue to monitor and abide by guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, and New York City for health and safety procedures that inform our operations.

Please do not visit the Museum if you have a fever or any other COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed to have or suspected of having COVID-19.


To ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff of the New Museum, please follow these safety measures during your visit:

  • Advance timed tickets are strongly encouraged. New Museum Members may also reserve tickets in advance, instructions are available HERE.
  • The Museum cleans and sanitizes high-touch, high-traffic areas frequently throughout the day; the Museum has also upgraded its air filtration system.
  • The Museum encourages frequent hand washing; hand-sanitizing stations are provided throughout the building.
  • Weapons of any type are prohibited.

Please contact with any questions.

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