Following a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re pleased to announce that we have reopened.

Upon reopening, we will resume normal days and hours of operation, though admission will be through timed ticketing and visitorship will be limited to less than 25% of capacity. All visitors will be required to purchase admission tickets in advance online at

Tickets for 9/29 to 10/11 goes on sale 9/21
Tickets for 10/13 to 10/25 goes on sale 9/28
Tickets for 10/27 to 11/8 goes on sale 10/12
Tickets for 11/10 to 11/22 goes on sale 10/26
Tickets for 11/24 to 12/6 goes on sale 11/9
Tickets for 12/8 to 12/20 goes on sale 11/23
Tickets for 12/22 to 1/3 goes on sale 12/7

The New Museum is committed to providing an environment that ensures the health and safety of visitors and staff, and the following safety measures will be implemented:

  • • Time and date specific admission tickets will be required for entry to the Museum. You can purchase your ticket starting August 31.

  • • Your temperature will be checked upon entering the building. If your temperature is above 100.4°F, you will be denied entry.

  • • In accordance with current NY State policy and CDC recommendations, the Museum will require all visitors age 4 and up to wear a mask or face covering for the duration of their visit. The Museum’s staff are also required to wear masks.

  • • All visitors will be required to stay at least six feet apart from visitors from different households/family groups. All visits will be self-guided, with guided tours suspended at this time.

  • • Large bags will not be permitted as coat and bag check is closed. Visitors with large bags may be denied entry to the Museum.

  • • The Museum will clean and sanitize high-touch, high-traffic areas frequently throughout the day; and the Museum has also upgraded its air filtration system.

  • • The Museum will encourage frequent hand washing and provide hand-sanitizing stations throughout the building.

  • • The Cafe will be closed and public water fountains will not be available. Use of closed water bottles is permitted in areas outside of the Museum’s galleries.

Please contact with any questions.

Hours & Admission

The New Museum Store is open Wednesday–Sunday from Noon til 6 PM, and on Thursdays til 9 PM.

We’re open today until 6 p.m.

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Public Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

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.


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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 year-round for military service members and their families. ID is required.

Thursday Evenings

7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Pay-What-You-Wish
Suggested Minimum: $2

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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In-person 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

Audio Guides

Dig deeper and explore works of art with our audio guides. Listen to interviews with artists and educators about our current exhibitions. Audio guides are available for iOS and Android devices through the Gesso Experiences app. A limited number of devices are also available for rent at the Visitor Desk on the Ground Floor; devices are free of charge but a credit card is required to hold your reservation. Guides are available in ten languages, including: English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian. Transcripts are also available through the app.

Visitor Policies

Coat & Bag Check

For the safety of our staff and visitors, coat and bag check is closed. Please leave backpacks and large items such as oversized umbrellas, musical instruments, scooters, and skateboards at home. We’re not able to accommodate a bag or backpack over the size of 16 x 14 x 6 inches (41 x 36 x 15 cm), and items over that size will not be allowed in the Museum.


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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