MoMA Hours

NYC MoMA Hours | Opening Times, Best Time To Visit

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, is one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. Drawings, paintings, sculptures to film, architecture, and design, the collection at MoMA is wide and varied. As per an annual survey by The Art Newspaper, MoMA ranked twenty-fifth on the list of most-visited art museums in the world in 2020.

MoMA Hours

Sunday to Friday: 10.30 AM – 5.30 PM
Saturday: 10.30 AM –7 PM

NOTE: Monday, from 10.30 AM to 1 PM, MoMA is only open to members and their guests only.

  • When is MoMA closed?
    MoMA is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
  • How long does the tour of MoMA last?
    You should set aside 3-4 hours to view all the galleries in MoMA. However, if you plan to also visit MoMA PS1, MoMA’s sister institution in Long Island City, Queens, you would have to budget an additional hour or two.
  • When is the best time to visit MoMA in NYC?
    To avoid crowds and enjoy artworks at your own pace, it is best to visit the museum during the early hours, between 10.30 PM to 1 PM or in the late afternoons, after 3 PM.

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MoMA Cafe Hours

NYC MoMA Cafe Opening Hours
  • The Modern Bar Room: Tuesday to Saturday: 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM (lunch) and from 5 PM to 9 PM (dinner)
  • Carroll and Milton Petrie Terrace Café: Monday to Thursday: 11 AM to 4 PM; Friday to Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM 
  • Garden Café (on the Sculpture Garden terrace): Monday to Thursday: 11 AM to 4 PM; Friday and Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM; Saturdays: 11 AM to 6 PM. 
  • Garden Bar (in the Sculpture Garden): Wednesday to Sunday: 12 PM to 4.30 PM

MoMA Store Hours

NYC MoMA store timings

Museum Store:

Located in the Museum, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Sunday to Friday: 10.30 AM - 6 PM

Saturday: 10.30 AM- 7 PM

MoMA Design Store:

Across from the Museum, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Sunday to Friday: 10.30 AM - 6 PM

Saturday: 10.30 AM- 7 PM

MoMA Location

Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States

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Getting to MoMA in NYC

Getting to MoMA by Subway

By Subway

Closest station: The 5 Av/53 St station

Getting to MoMA by Bus

By Bus

Closest Stop: 6 Av/W 53 St

MoMA PS1 Opening Hours

Apart from the fact that MoMA tickets also allow you to visit the MoMA PS1, you should plan to visit MoMA PS1 for its one-of-a-kind exhibitions aimed at helping visitors learn about New York City, its history, and its thriving and progressive art world.

Sunday to Monday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Thursday to Saturday: 12 PM – 8 PM

Closed: Thursday and Wednesday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 

  • How much time would you need to spend at MoMA PS1?
    It can take about 1-1.5 hours to view all the exhibitions at MoMA PS1.
  • What is the best time to visit MoMA PS1?
    Visit during the early hours on a weekday to avoid crowds.
  • Can you visit MoMA and MoMA PS1 on the same day?
    Since MoMA still sells only a one-day ticket you might find it to be more budget-friendly to visit both the museums on the same day. MoMA PS1 is about 5 km away from MoMA, so it would not be very inconvenient to fit both museums into your itinerary.

MoMA PS1 Location

Address: 22-25 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101, United States

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Getting to MoMA PS1

Getting to MoMA PS1 by Subway

By Subway

Closest station: 33 St., Queens

Getting to MoMA PS1 by Bus

By Bus

Closest stop: Queens Blvd/33 St

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All Your Questions Answered About MoMA Hours

Q. What are the MoMA opening hours?

A. MoMA is open daily. Sunday to Friday, MoMA is open from 10.30 AM to 5.30 PM, while on Saturdays, the museum is open from 10.30 AM to 7 PM. On Mondays, however, between 10.30 AM to 1 PM, the museum is only open to members and their guests.

Q. When is the MoMA closed?

A. MoMA is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Q. When is the best time to visit MoMA?

A. To avoid crowds, visit the museum between 10.30 PM to 1 PM or in the late afternoons, after 3 PM.

Q. How long do I need to spend at MoMA?

A. It might take you 3-4 hours to visit all the galleries at MoMA.

Q. Where is MoMA located?

A. MoMA is located on 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States.

Q. What is the MoMA cafe hours?

A. MoMA has four restaurants/cafes and all have different timings. You can find the cafe timings here.

Q. What are MoMA store timings?

A. The MoMA museum store and design store is open from Sunday to Friday, from 10.30 AM to 6 PM and on Saturday, from 10.30 AM to 7 PM.

Q. Should visitors wear a mask when visiting MoMA ?

A. All visitors above the age of 2 are required to wear masks while visiting MoMA.

Q. What is the MoMA PS1 opening hours?

A. MoMA PS1 is open from Sunday to Monday, 12 PM – 6 PM and Thursday to Saturday, 12 PM – 8 PM.

Q. Can I visit MoMA and MoMA PS1 on the same day.

A. MoMA sells only a one-day ticket so if you plan to visit both, you should visit the museums on the same day. MoMA PS1 is only about 17 minutes away from MoMA. However, you will have to set aside a whole day to be able to visit both.