Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Tickets

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Museum of Modern Art | NYC's contemporary treasures

The Museum of Modern Art falls among the top must-visit attractions, allowing you to explore one of the largest and most influential contemporary museums in the world. If you’re all about exploring unconventional art, culture, and diversity MoMA NYC is the place for you! Here is everything you need to know before your visit.

Things to know before booking your MoMA tickets

  • Children aged 16 and under do not require tickets to enter the museum.
  • Admission tickets give you access to all the permanent artworks plus the temporary exhibitions.
  • Residents of New York can visit the museum for free on the first Friday of every month between 4 and 8 PM. Make sure you reserve your spot in advance. However, remember that the museum is quite crowded during this time.
  • The Museum of Modern Art is accessible by wheelchair. Additionally, guests with disabilities can avail of discounted tickets. Wheelchairs are available free of charge at the museum’s entrance. 
  • Exhibition spaces and galleries with collections close about 15 minutes before the museum shuts. Give yourself ample time to explore all the exhibits and artworks.
  • Parking is not available at the museum. Nearby garages and street parking are your best bet.
  • There is no locker facility at the museum. Avoid carrying large bags as they will not be permitted inside.
  • If you’re visiting the museum using your New York Go City Pass, reserve your spot in advance and display your ticket at the entrance.
  • Re-entry is allowed only on the same day.
  • For a more immersive experience, download the Bloomberg Connects app to listen to digital guides.

Why visit MoMA NYC?

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  • Immerse yourself in art's evolution: From Picasso's cubism to Warhol's pop art, witness ground-breaking works that have shaped the course of art history.
  • Iconic masterpieces up close: Stand inches away from Van Gogh's "Starry Night," marvel at Monet's serene water lilies, and explore an unparalleled collection of art that has inspired generations.
  • A living canvas of innovation: MoMA is a living canvas where innovation knows no limits, featuring thought-provoking installations, multimedia experiences, and cutting-edge pieces that reflect the spirit of our time.
  • Inspire your creativity: This isn't just a place to observe art; it's a place to ignite your own creativity. Engage with interactive exhibits, attend workshops, and participate in discussions that encourage you to see the world in new ways.
  • Cultural hub of NYC: Located in Midtown Manhattan, MoMA offers stunning skyline views, a serene sculpture garden, and easy access to other iconic landmarks. 

Which MoMA ticket is best for you?

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If you’re budget-conscious

Go for: Admission tickets

  • Explore the best of modern and contemporary art with your MoMA admission tickets. 
  • Get a chance to witness iconic pieces by master artists like Kahlo, Van Gogh, & Picasso.
  • Dive into all the permanent pieces as well as any temporary exhibitions taking place at the time of your visit.

Access to permanent collections: Yes
Access to special exhibitions: Yes
Guide: Audioguide

Recommended tours:

Entry Tickets to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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If you want to explore beyond

Go for: New York City Pass

  • Spend your time in New York visiting all the top attractions including MoMA, the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Museum, & more!
  • Get access to over 100 attractions with flexible validity so you can take your time exploring the city that never sleeps.

Access to permanent collections: Yes
Access to special exhibitions: Yes
Guide: Audio guide

Recommended tours:

Go City New York Explorer Pass: Choose 2 to 10 Attractions
Go City New York All-Inclusive Pass: 104 Attractions

Discounted tickets: Children 16 and under do not require tickets.

Cancellation policy: You can't cancel your tickets but you can reschedule them up to 24 hours before your visit.

Plan your visit to MoMA NYC

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  • Guests with disabilities can avail of discounted tickets and their caregivers enter for free.
  • Service animals are allowed inside the museum.
  • All the galleries and exhibits, entrances, and other facilities inside the museum are wheelchair accessible. The power-assist entrances are located on 53rd and 54th streets between Fifth a& Sixth avenues.
  • You can use the museum’s wheelchairs free of charge. However, these are available on a first-com, first-served basis. 
  • All restrooms inside the museum are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are located on all floors except the level 2 of the Theater and the entry to the Cullman Education and Research Building.
  • Guests can use a sensory map to identify sensory-friendly spaces within the museum for a more relaxed experience.
  • Download the Bloomberg Connects app to get digital audio guides and learn more about the pieces inside.
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  • Restrooms: Restrooms are located on all floors of the museum. All-gender restrooms can be found on Floors 1, 3W, 5, and T1.
  • Water fountains: Drinking fountains are outside the restrooms.
  • Audio guides: To listen to digital guides during your visit, download the Bloomberg Connects app.
  • Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available to all guests inside the museum. 
  • Charging stations: You can charge your phone on the 2nd floor near the Espresso Bar.
  • Feeding stations: Lactation pods are available on the 1st floor adjacent to the restrooms. 
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  • Photography for personal use using handheld cameras is permitted. Flash photography and the use of tripods and professional equipment is not allowed.
  • Refrain from touching any of the artworks of exhibition pieces.
  • Sketching is permitted within the galleries using pencils only.
  • Strollers can be brought inside the museum, however, their use might be limited in some areas. Additionally, they must be folded while riding the escalators.
  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted.
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MoMA has several dining options inside the museum itself.

  • Cafe 2 on the second floor is a first-come, first-served venue with Italian-centric casual cuisine including fresh pasta, panini, soups, salads, cheese and meat boards, and a full beverage menu.
  • The Espresso Bar on the same floor serves all coffee shop staples.
  • The Terrace Cafe on the sixth floor serves small plates, shareable snacks, a selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, and outdoor terrace seating when the weather allows. You also get stellar views of Midtown Manhattan from here.
  • The Modern is a Michelin-starred restaurant, accessible within the museum and from the exterior after museum hours, and is a fine dining experience surrounded by world-class art.
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There are a few gift shops that you can visit at the following locations:

  • Near the lobby of 11 West 53rd Street
  • On the 2nd floor, near Café 2
  • On the 6th floor
  • Across the street from the main entrance on West 53rd Street
  • Online
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Here are some highly-rated hotels around The Museum of Modern Art:

  • Luxury: Luxury options for a premium experience are The Mark Hotel, Baccarat Hotel, The Pierre, and The Lowell Hotel.
  • Mid-range: For more affordable hotels having premium rooms, look no further than 6 Columbus, The Bowery House, and The International Cozy Inn
  • Budget: For budget-friendly options around MoMA NYC- Warwick New York, Pod 51 Hotel, and Red Lion Inn & Suites are great options.
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  • MoMA's collection is extensive, so plan to prioritize the artworks or exhibitions that you want to see the most.
  • Getting your MoMA tickets online will save you the hassle of waiting in ticket lines.
  • Be prepared for a lot of walking and wear comfortable shoes.
  • MoMA has a range of gift shops and restaurants. Take a break between your visit to browse through exciting items or grab a delicious meal.
  • If you're someone who likes to sketch or write, bring a notebook and pencil along for when you feel inspired by the artwork inside.

Frequently asked questions about MoMA tickets

Are MoMA tickets available online now?

Yes, you can book your MoMA tickets online.

Should I buy MoMA tickets in advance?

Booking your MoMA tickets online and in advance saves you the trouble of waiting in ticket lines.

What’s the cost of MoMA tickets?

MoMA tickets are priced at $25 per guest.

Who can enter MoMA for free?

Children aged 16 and under can enter for free by displaying a valid photo ID.

Can I cancel my MoMA tickets?

You cannot cancel your MoMA tickets, however, you can reschedule your visit up to 24 hours before your scheduled time.

What can I see with my MoMA tickets?

Your MoMA tickets give you access to all the permanent and temporary collections inside the museum.

Can I visit the special exhibitions with my admission tickets?

Yes, you can visit all temporary exhibitions with your MoMA admission tickets.

Is MoMA kid-friendly?

Yes! The Art Labs program at MoMA is a great way to get children excited about creating while they learn tools and techniques used in the art-making process. There are also free talks and tours on weekend mornings for families.

Can you take photos inside MoMa?

Yes, photography is allowed, but flash photography is banned as it damages the paintings.

What is the difference between MoMA and MoMA PS1?

The PS1 acronym means Public School One and comes from the former destination of the building where the center is housed. In 1997 the PS1 building underwent a major renovation and in 2001 it became an affiliate to the Museum of Modern Art and was renamed MoMA PS1.