thirteen THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND when VISITING Museum of morden arts 

Buy Ticket in Advance

Buying tickets online in advance allows you to skip the long lines at the counter and quickly go through security.

Wear comfortable shoes

The MoMA is spread over six floors and divided into various zones so you will walk a lot. Wear comfortable shoes.

MoMA Map

Make sure to familiarize yourself with the museum's layout before starting. It can help you plan your route and get all the exhibits you're particularly interested in.

Opening hours

MoMA is open from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. On Fridays, it stays open until 7 pm to accommodate the crowd.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit MoMA is between 11:30 am and 1 pm and from 3 pm to 5:30 pm. MoMA is busy throughout the week and has fewer visitors on weekends.

Plan enough time

Exploring MoMA normally takes 3-4 hours. Visitors in a hurry can finish their tour in 45-60 minutes. Take your time and explore the world’s foremost collection of modern art.

MoMA Restaurants

Take regular breaks so that you can see more of MoMA. Consider these three options –The Modern, Café 2, and Terrace 5 for food and drinks.

Leave large bags

MoMA has a strict bag policy; any bags larger than 11 x 15 x 5 inches must be checked at the coat check. Bring a smaller bag that you can easily carry with you.

Audio Guide

MoMA offers a free audio guide; use it to learn more about the exhibits. The audio manual is available in several languages.


Still photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use only unless otherwise noted. Video is not permitted. Flash, tripods, and camera extension poles are not allowed.

Free Friday

MoMA offers Free Friday admission from 5:30 pm to 9 pm, but there may be a 30-45 minute wait to enter. Join the UNIQLO Free Friday tickets queue at the 54 Street entrance to get in.

Skip-the-line ticket

This ticket provides access to MoMA's permanent collection and rotating exhibitions, a free audio guide and admission to MoMA PS1.