In compliance with the Mayor's Emergency Executive Order 225 issued on August 16, 2021, the New Museum requires visitors 12 years of age and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Museum. Visitors 18 years of age 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:
Valid ID includes your name accompanied by a photograph OR your date of birth, such as:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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|Tuesday & Wednesday||11 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Thursday||11 a.m.–9 p.m.|
|Friday–Sunday||11 a.m.–6 p.m.|
The New Museum Store opens at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday–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
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. The Seventh Floor terrace is currently closed.
We strongly encourage reserving timed tickets in advance of your visit.
|Visitors with Disabilities (care partner free of charge)||$15|
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.
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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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
For the safety of our staff and visitors, coat and bag check is closed. Please leave backpacks and large items such as 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.
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.
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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