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Hours & Admission
The New Museum café and Museum Store keep the same hours.
We’re open today until 6 p.m.
The Sky Room is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays during Museum hours unless it is closed for a private event, which will be noted here in advance.
(accompanied by an adult)
7 p.m.9 p.m.: Pay-What-You-Wish
Suggested Minimum: $2
Museum Members receive free admission and invitations to exclusive events.
We have tours for everyone. Find the right tour for you.
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.
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.
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
COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, and NONPROFITS
Museum staff members facilitate careful observation and interactive discussion.
Fee including admission: $200
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2 weeks in advance to receive a refund.
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 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 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.
NON-GUIDED GROUP TOURS
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
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.
Coat & Bag Check
The Museum requires visitors to check backpacks of any size, shopping bags, and all bags larger than eleven by seventeen by six inches (twenty-eight by forty-three by fifteen centimeters). All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum. The New Museum may refuse to accept other items at its discretion and is not responsible for items held at the Coat Check.
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.
Food & Drink
Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Museum. Food and drinks are permitted only in the New Museum’s café, and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.
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.