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TICKET AVAILABILITY

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.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES


Face coverings are required for all visitors age 4 and older, even if you are vaccinated.

In keeping with public health recommendations, we strongly recommend vaccinations for our visitors.

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.

ADDITIONAL SAFETY GUIDELINES


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.

BEFORE YOU VISIT


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 5 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 5 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 5 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 tickets@newmuseum.org with any questions.


Hours & Admission

We’re open today until 6 p.m.

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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 12:00 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday and closes when the Museum’s public hours end.

THURSDAY EVENINGS

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.

Admission

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)

Free

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.


Membership

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

VIRTUAL TOURS FOR UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

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 tours@newmuseum.org.

PUBLIC VIRTUAL TOURS

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 and Group Visits

GUIDED TOURS

Guided tours are led by Museum Teaching Artists and Fellows at the New Museum during open hours, and usually last for forty-five to sixty minutes. Tours will include highlights of the exhibitions on view. 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.

Capacity

Guided tours can accommodate up to fifteen people. For larger groups, additional guided tours will be required. No more than two groups of fifteen may be scheduled per hour. Due to space limitations, guides may be asked to reroute groups during the tour.

Booking

Tours require booking at least three weeks in advance and are based upon availability. For more information and to schedule a tour, please complete a tour request form. We will contact you to confirm availability and tour details.

Schools K-12

Students develop visual literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills while exploring contemporary art and culture. School tours can be tailored to fit the needs and interests of your school group.

Fees (per tour guide and admission for up to fifteen guests)

NYC public schools, K–12: $100

NYC private schools and schools outside of NYC: $150


COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, and NONPROFITS

Museum staff members facilitate careful observation and interactive discussion for college, university, and nonprofit groups.

Fee (per tour guide and admission for up to fifteen guests): $200


PRIVATE GROUP TOURS

Corporate groups, tour companies, or other special groups are invited to schedule tours. New Museum staff and visitors will engage in active conversations about current exhibitions.

Fee (per tour guide and admission for up to fifteen guests): $350


Payment

Once the date and time of your reservation is confirmed, payment must be received by check or credit card at least two weeks prior to the visit in order to hold the reservation. Payments are non-refundable. To reschedule or cancel, please email tours@newmuseum.org no later than two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.

SELF-GUIDED GROUP TOURS

Self-guided tours are available for instructors and outside tour operators who wish to gather and/or lecture in the galleries during New 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.

Capacity

If your group is larger than fifteen, more than one self-guided tour should be reserved. Each group should be led by a tour guide (e.g. an instructor or an outside tour operator). Due to space limitations, guides may be asked to reroute their groups during the tour.

Visitors under 18

Self-guided tours for youths ages thirteen to eighteen are required to have at least one adult chaperone per eight youths. Self-Guided groups are not available for classes and large groups of visitors under thirteen. Please see guided tour options.

Booking

Tours require booking at least one week in advance and are based upon availability. For more information and to schedule a tour, please complete a tour request form. We will contact you to confirm availability and tour details.

Fees

Self-guided tour fees are $20 per group of fifteen and do not include New Museum admission tickets. Tickets are required for all self-guided tour leaders and attendees.


Payment

Once the date and time of your reservation is confirmed, payment must be received by check or credit card at least two weeks prior to the visit in order to hold the reservation. Payments are non-refundable. To reschedule or cancel, please email tours@newmuseum.org no later than two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.

NON-GUIDED GROUP VISTS

Non-guided groups are visitors arriving as a group of  six 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 refer to the section on self-guided tours.

BOOKING

To request non-guided group tickets send an email including the organizers name and contact information, number of adults and youths, and preferred date and time to tickets@newmuseum.org. You will receive confirmation of date availability and instructions for purchasing tickets online.

Visitors under 18

Non-guided groups with visitors aged eighteen and under need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone throughout their visit. There should be at least one adult chaperone per eight visitors ages thirteen to eighteen. Non-guided school and community groups of visitors under thirteen are not permitted; please see guided tour options.

Registration

Upon arrival, please assemble the group on the sidewalk outside of the New Museum and the main contact for your group can proceed to the Visitor Services desk to begin check in.

Payment

Non-guided group ticket reservations must be paid in advance upon receiving scheduling confirmation. 

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

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

Cameras

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

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.


Accessibility

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

Hearing

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

Wheelchairs

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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