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Museum of Modern Art

Updated by Pat Dorri on February 27 2024

A Hub of Modern and Contemporary Art in Midtown Manhattan.

Address: 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan, NY 10019, United States

 Colorful Music exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), an art museum
You can expect a range of different exhibitions during a visit to MoMA.

💲 Adult entry from $25

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Cafes and restaurants available

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Museum of Modern Art?

The Museum of Modern Art, commonly known as MoMA, is located in Midtown Manhattan, just steps away from Central Park.

Why should I visit Museum of Modern Art?

Museum of Modern Art is renowned for its influential collection of modern and contemporary art.

Visiting MoMA offers an immersive dive into the world of modern art, featuring works by Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, and Warhol, among others, in a space that celebrates creativity and innovation across various mediums.

What are the opening hours at Museum of Modern Art?

General opening hours

Monday -10:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday -10:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday - 10:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday -10:30am - 5:30pm

Friday -10:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday - 10:30am - 5:30pm

Sunday - 10:30am - 5:30pm

Last admission is one hour before closing.

Closures and holidays

The museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Be sure to check for latest guidance on the official website.
Crowd of people near the Pablo Picasso painting Les Demoiselles D'Avignon in Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Take in all the abstract and interesting artwork as tour this incredible museum.
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Where should I park when visiting Museum of Modern Art?

Parking is available at nearby garages, but due to its central location, using public transportation or walking is highly encouraged.

Is Museum of Modern Art accessible by public transportation?

MoMA is easily reachable by the E, M subway lines to 5th Avenue/53rd Street station, and various bus lines, making it conveniently accessible.

When is the best time to visit Museum of Modern Art?

Weekday mornings tend to be less crowded, offering a more tranquil viewing experience.

What are the best things to see near Museum of Modern Art?

There are plenty of great places close to Museum of Modern Art to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Central Park - A sprawling green space offering a peaceful retreat from the city bustle.
  • Rockefeller Center - Known for its iconic ice skating rink and Top of the Rock observation deck.
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - A stunning example of Gothic Revival architecture.
Bow bridge in Central park at spring sunny day, New York City
You are on the doorstep of the famous grounds of Central Park.

Common questions about Museum of Modern Art

Visiting the Museum of Modern Art offers an inspiring journey through the evolution of modern and contemporary art, and the striking heart of New York City. Here is what else you can expect to find.

Is Museum of Modern Art accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Museum of Modern Art is fully accessible, offering wheelchairs and scooters upon request.

Is Museum of Modern Art free to enter?

❌ No, for adults to enter the Museum of Modern Art there is a fee, and admission starts from $25.

❗ However, you can enjoy free entry for members and children under 16.

❗ Timed tickets are recommended to avoid waiting and to ensure entry at your preferred time.

Is Museum of Modern Art pet-friendly?

❌ No, pets are not allowed in Museum of Modern Art, except for service animals.

Is Museum of Modern Art child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Museum of Modern Art offers family programs and free admission for children under 16.

Is Museum of Modern Art a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, the Museum of Modern Art is open throughout the year, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Are refreshments available at Museum of Modern Art?

✔️ Yes, there are multiple dining options at Museum of Modern Art.

Are there restrooms at Museum of Modern Art?

✔️ Yes, public restrooms are available for visitors at Museum of Modern Art.

What else is useful to know before I visit Museum of Modern Art

Photography for personal use is allowed in the galleries unless otherwise noted.

Bag checks are at the entrance for the safety of the artworks and visitors, so expect to take a little time to get in.

Inside courtyard and seating dotted with trees and surrounded by museum buildings, at Museum of Modern Art in New York
Take a seat and enjoy the view within this impressive museum.

Where to stay near Museum of Modern Art

There are plenty of great hotel options in the Midtown Manhattan to head back to after enjoying Museum of Modern Art.