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.

Hours & Admission

Get tickets

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.


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
16–18 Free
15 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.

Become a Member

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 and Group Visits


Thank you for your interest in taking a Guided or Self-Guided tour of “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined.” Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting requests for tours of the exhibition because remaining time slots have been booked. For information about existing reservation requests or Virtual Tours, please email

Groups of ten or more may still purchase tickets for a Group Visit. To schedule a Group Visit, please click on the Non-Guided Groups tab.

Interested in booking a group tour of our Summer Exhibitions? Time slots will be available starting June 1, please email us then!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 no later than two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.


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.


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 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.


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.


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 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.

Get Updates

We want to hear from you!

Help us improve our website by taking a 5-minute survey with a chance to win $100!

Take Survey
Back to mobile site