The New Museum will be closed from January 24–February 16 for the installation of the upcoming exhibition, “Faith Ringgold: American People,” opening February 17. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Can’t wait? You can book your New Museum admission tickets several weeks in advance of your visit. Please see the ticket release schedule below to plan your visit:

  • Tickets for February 17–March 31 are released on January 15.
  • Tickets for April 1–30 are released on March 15.
  • Tickets for May 1–June 5 are released on April 15.


In compliance with city regulations, the New Museum requires visitors age 12 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Museum. Visitors age 5–11 must show proof of at least one vaccine dose. Visitors age 18 and older must also show an ID bearing the same identifying information as proof of vaccination. Vaccinated visitors ages 12–17 without an ID must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult with an ID.

All visitors ages 4 and up are still required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination includes:

If you received the vaccine outside the U.S., you must have an official immunization record that includes:

  • First name and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable)
  • Date(s) administered
  • Site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it

Valid ID includes your name accompanied by a photograph OR your date of birth, such as:

  • Driver’s license
  • Government ID card
  • IDNYC card
  • Passport
  • School ID card


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.
  • All visitors aged 4 and up are required to wear a mask or solid face covering over their nose and mouth for the duration of their visit (face shields without masks are not sufficient). The Museum’s staff are also required to wear masks. We cannot accommodate visitors without masks at this time.
  • All visitors must adhere to social distancing protocols, remaining at least six feet apart from those from different households/family groups.
  • Guided tours remain suspended, and all visits will be self-guided.
  • 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.
  • The Cafe is closed and public water fountains are not in use. Use of closed water bottles is permitted in areas outside of the Museum’s galleries.


By reserving a New Museum admissions ticket, you agree to the following terms of visit:

  • You and your party have NOT:
    • experienced a fever of 100.4 degrees F or greater, a new cough, or shortness of breath in the 14 days prior to the visit.
    • received a positive result from a COVID-19 test that tested saliva or used a nose or throat swab, in the 14 days prior to the visit.
    • been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone while they had COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), in the 14 days prior to the visit.
  • Liability waiver: An inherent risk of exposure to the COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting the New Museum, you and your party voluntarily assume all risk related to any potential exposure to COVID-19. You and your party have read the above liability waiver and will assume risk related to potential exposure to COVID-19 while visiting the New Museum.
  • Contact tracing: The New Museum may use your contact information (name and email) for contact tracing efforts in cooperation with state and local health departments. The Museum will adhere to State guidelines regarding secure data collection, storage, and deletion provisions. You give permission for the New Museum to use your contact information for contact tracing efforts.

Please contact with any questions.

Hours & Admission

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Public Hours

The New Museum and New Museum Store will be closed from January 24–February 16 for the installation of the upcoming exhibition, “Faith Ringgold: American People,” opening February 17. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 12:00 p.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 $18
Seniors $15
Visitors with Disabilities (care partner free of charge) $15
Students $12
Members Free
15–18 Free
14 and under

(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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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 college and university 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, forty-five-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.

Onsite Tours

In-person group tours cancelled until further notice.


Visitors can participate in free forty-five minute, docent-led public tours of the Museum's current exhibitions. Space is limited to twenty participants. Please meet in the Museum lobby five minutes prior to the tour start time.

Free docent tours are available:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Self-guided and guided tour groups are limited to 15 people per group. A maximum of 3 groups can be scheduled per hour.

Groups of 8 or more must contact in advance of their visit.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tours are usually offered on the second Sunday of each month. Architecture tours exploring the Museum’s SANAA-designed building are usually offered the third Sunday of each month. Please check the calendar for more details.


Guided tours are led by Museum guides and occur during Museum hours for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Tours will include an introduction to the history and architecture of the Museum, as well as highlights of the current exhibition. You may schedule a tour for your high school or college class, or for corporate, tourist, or other special groups.

One adult chaperone is required for every group of eight visitors under the age of eighteen.


If your group is larger than 15, more than one guided tour should be reserved. Due to space limitations, guides may be asked to reroute their groups during the tour.


Tours require booking at least 3 weeks in advance and are based upon availability.

Schools K-12

Students develop visual literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills while exploring contemporary art and culture. Depending on the size of the group, students and accompanying adults may be broken up into smaller groups upon entering the galleries. Scheduled tours can be tailored to fit the needs and interests of your school group.

Fee including admission for NYC public schools K–12: $100

Fee including admission for NYC private schools and schools outside of NYC: $150


Museum staff members facilitate careful observation and interactive discussion.

Fee including admission: $200


Corporate groups, tour companies, or other special groups are welcome to schedule a tour. Museum staff and visitors will engage in active conversations about the Museum's current exhibitions and building.

Fee including admission:
General Public: $300


Payment must be received at least 3 weeks prior to the visit in order to hold the reservation. To reschedule or cancel, please email no later than 2 weeks in advance to receive a refund.


Self-guided tours are available for instructors and outside tour operators who wish to gather and/or lecture in the galleries during Museum hours. If your group will be viewing the exhibition without a lecture, or if members of your group will be moving independently throughout the galleries, please go to the section on non-guided groups.


If your group is larger than 15, more than one self-guided tour should be reserved. There should be one tour guide for each group. Due to space limitations, guides may be asked to reroute their groups during the tour.

Visitors under 18

Self-guided tours with visitors 18 and under are required to have at least one adult chaperone per eight students.


Tours require booking at least 1 week in advance and are based upon availability.


Self-guided tour fees are $20 per group of 15 and do not include admission. Admission is required for all self-guided tour leaders and attendees. Self-guided fees and adult admission can be purchased online in advance. Student (with valid student I.D.) and senior (65 and older) rates are available at the Visitor Services desk upon arrival.


Payment for self-guided tours can be made in advance or upon arrival.


Non-guided groups are visitors arriving as a group of 8 or more that do not plan on gathering and/or lecturing in the galleries. If your group plans to gather or lecture in the galleries, please go to the section on self-guided tours.

Visitors under 18

Non-guided groups with visitors 18 and under need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone throughout their visit. There should be at least one adult chaperone per 8 visitors under 18.


Upon arrival, all non-guided groups must register at the Visitor Services desk.


You may purchase your tickets in advance online; only full price admission tickets can be purchased online. Student (with valid student I.D.) and senior (65 and older) rates are available at the Visitor Services desk upon arrival.

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 see 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. Headsets and neck loops are available for Audio Tours.


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.

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