Hours and Admission

Open today from 11 am - 5:45 pm.

  • Galleries

    Sunday 11 am5:45 pm
    Monday 11 am5:45 pm
    Tuesday 11 am5:45 pm
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 11 am8 pm
    Friday 11 am5:45 pm
    Saturday 11 am5:45 pm
  • Shops

    Sunday 11 am5:45 pm
    Monday 11 am5:45 pm
    Tuesday 11 am5:45 pm
    Wednesday 11 am3 pm
    Thursday 11 am8 pm *
    Friday 11 am5:45 pm
    Saturday Closed

    *Celebrations Design Shop next door to the main building closes at 5:45 pm on Thursdays

  • Café

    Sunday 11 am5:45 pm
    Monday 11 am5:45 pm
    Tuesday 11 am5:45 pm
    Wednesday 11 am3 pm
    Thursday 11 am8 pm
    Friday 11 am5:45 pm
    Saturday Closed
  • Ticket Pricing

    Adults $15
    Seniors, 65 and over $12
    Students $7.50
    Children, 18 and under Free
    Members Free
    Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm Pay-What-You-Wish
    Saturdays Free
  • Free Saturdays

    In Judaism, Saturday is the Sabbath, a day of rest, free from the concerns of schedules, everyday work, and commerce. For this reason interactive exhibition elements, audio guides, our Shop locations, Lox at Café Weissman, and the children’s exhibition are not available. This is also why Saturday admission is free!

    During a Saturday visit to the Museum, you will be able to view temporary exhibitions as well as the permanent exhibition Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.

  • Holidays

    The Museum will be closed for these upcoming national holidays:

    • Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 27, 2014
    • New Year’s Day: Thursday, January 1, 2015
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 19, 2015

    The Museum is closed Wednesdays and on all major Jewish holidays, including:

    • Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, September 25, 2014
    • Rosh Hashanah: Friday, September 26, 2014
    • Yom Kippur: Saturday, October 4, 2014
    • Sukkot: Thursday, October 9, 2014
    • Sukkot: Friday, October 10, 2014
    • Shemini Atzeret: Thursday, October 16, 2014
    • Simchat Torah: Friday, October 17, 2014
    • Passover Eve: Friday, April 3, 2015 (Closing at 2 pm)
    • First Day of Passover: Saturday, April 4, 2015
    • Seventh Day of Passover: Friday, April 10, 2015
    • Eighth Day of Passover: Saturday, April 11, 2015
    • First Day of Shavuot: Sunday, May 24, 2015
    • Second Day of Shavuot (and Memorial Day): Monday, May 25, 2015
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Directions and Parking

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

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1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
212.423.3200
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The following parking garages are within walking distance from the Museum. Both offer discount parking to visitors of the Jewish Museum. Tickets must be validated by the Jewish Museum security.

Gallery Tours and Audio Guides

Gallery Tours

These 45-minute tours are led by the Museum’s docents at the following scheduled times.* Tours of Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, our permanent collection exhibition, meet on Floor 4, while tours of Mel Bochner: Strong Language gather in the lobby.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
12:15 pm Mel Bochner: Strong Language
2:15 pm Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
3:15 pm Mel Bochner: Strong Language
Friday
12:15 pm Mel Bochner: Strong Language

*Please note that daily tours are subject to last-minute changes and/or cancellation.

Audio Guides

The Jewish Museum is pleased to offer the following audio guides of its permanent and temporary exhibitions:

Family Tour

​Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
An audio guide for children, ages 5 and up and their accompanying adult(s), featuring an introduction plus 21 chats.

Available: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, Floor 4 lobby
Cost: Free

Highlights Tour

Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
An audio guide for adults featuring an introduction and 59 possible stops for a 90-minute in-depth tour.

Available: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, Floor 4 lobby
Cost: Free

Mel Bochner: Strong Language

Across a selection of more than 70 works, Mel Bochner: Strong Language focuses on the artist’s career-long fascination with the cerebral and visual associations of words. In his spectacular recent paintings, Bochner juxtaposes the vernacular and the proper, the formal and the vulgar, and the high versus the low, using terms often appropriated from Roget’s Thesaurus.

Available: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, Main Lobby
Cost: $5

Audio guide produced in association with Acoustiguide and made possible by

Mobile Apps

  • Current Special Exhibition Apps

    • Mel Bochner: Strong Language

      Free app for iOS or Android
  • Apps from Past Exhibitions

    • Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective

      Free app for iOS
    • The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936 – 1951

      Free app for iOS or Android
    • Chagall: Love, War, and Exile

      Free app for iOS or Android

Private Tours

Plan a unique and unforgettable museum experience for your group. Arrange for a guided tour of the Museum's permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, or one of our current or upcoming exhibitions.

School and Camp Groups
For children in grades pre-K through 12, choose a tour that explores the Museum's collection or a temporary exhibition. All programs can be modified for groups with special needs.
Explore Tours for Schools and Tours for Camp Groups

University Groups
Bring your university group to the Museum for a customized exhibition visit or studio workshop.
Explore University Groups

Adult Groups
Tours are led by docents with specialized knowledge of the Museum's exhibitions and include a 45-minute guided exhibition tour, general admission to the Museum, and a coupon for a 10% discount in the Cooper Shop, Celebrations – the Jewish Museum Design Shop, and Lox at Café Weissman.
Explore Adult Group Tours

Accessibility

Visitors Who Have Mobility Impairments

  • Accessible elevators are located on Floor 1 behind the admissions desk. All floors, including the Café and gallery levels, are accessible for people using mobility aides or who need to avoid stairs.
  • A wheelchair-accessible entrance to the Museum is located immediately to the right of the main entrance on off Fifth Avenue on 92nd Street.
  • All public restrooms include accessible facilities.
  • Standard wheelchairs are available on a limited basis to reserve no more than 24 hours in advance by calling 212.423.3213 (voice). Upon arriving at the Museum, please advise the lobby security guard that a wheelchair was reserved, and it will be made available.

Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

  • The Museum provides a variety of programming for people who are blind or have low vision.
  • Visitors may schedule an appointment to explore select works of art in the Museum's collection with an educator using a tactile book featuring raised drawings and Braille.
  • Verbal Description Tours of exhibitions are offered periodically or by appointment. For visitors who are blind or who have low vision, educators are trained to provide detailed descriptions of the exhibitions and integrate touch objects into the gallery tours.
  • Large print labels for temporary exhibitions are available at the entrance to the galleries.
  • Note: Lighting in the photographs, manuscripts, and drawings galleries may be dimmed to protect the art.

Visitors Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

  • An infrared listening system is available for public programs in Scheuer Auditorium.
  • A sign language interpreter is available upon request at least two weeks in advance for Public Programs and tours.
  • Tours of temporary exhibitions conducted in American Sign Language are offered on select Thursday evenings.
  • The admissions desk, coat check, Cooper Shop, Goodkind Media Center, and Floor 4 information desk are each equipped with hearing loops that transmit directly to T-coil compatible hearing aids.
  • T-coil compatible hearing loop technology is available when there is exhibition-related audio in the galleries. Videos without sound are labeled “no sound,” and those with spoken words have open captioning.
  • Service animals are welcome.
Note: Appointments for private tours should be made at least two weeks in advance.

Explore our Access Programs

Tips and Guidelines

When You Arrive

  • We want the Museum to be a safe place, which is why everyone has to be checked by security. It’s quick and the guards are friendly.
  • Are you carrying a backpack, umbrella, shopping bag, or any bag bigger than 11 x 14 inches? Unburden yourself at our coatroom. You’ll enjoy your visit more with a lighter load and less chance of bumping into valuable artwork.
  • Why bother lugging your laptop or suitcase? We can’t hold them for you and luggage isn’t allowed inside the building.
  • For more information on security, please call 212.423.3213.

Special Assistance

  • Wheelchairs are available and may be reserved at the Museum in advance by calling 212.423.3213.
  • Click here for information about the Museum’s other accommodations and programs.

Mobile Devices

  • Feel free to text, tweet or listen to audio tours during your visit. As a courtesy to other visitors, we ask that you please set your phone to vibrate and take all voice calls outside of the galleries. For the best service, connect to our free wifi (JM Guest) during your visit.

Protecting the Art

  • We know visiting museums can really work up an appetite, but eating and drinking in the galleries just isn’t kosher. Fortunately, our cafe is! Visit Lox on B level when hunger strikes you.
  • The artists in our exhibitions use every kind of media—ink, paint, charcoal, gouache, etc. If you’re feeling inspired while you’re here, please write or sketch in pencil!
  • Non-flash photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use except where noted. Flash photography, videography and the use of tripods are not permitted.
  • If you’ve ever ridden on a crowded bus or subway car, you know the value of personal space. We hope you’ll honor the artworks by keeping a safe distance.

Free Saturdays

  • In Judaism, Saturday is the Sabbath, a day of rest, free from the concerns of schedules, everyday work, and commerce. For this reason interactive exhibition elements, audio guides, our Shop locations, Lox at Café Weissman, and the children’s exhibition are not available. This is also why Saturday admission is free!

Visiting with Small Children

  • We love having kids visit, however there may not be enough room for strollers in the special exhibition galleries. Umbrella strollers are welcome in the rest of the Museum and a limited number are available for loan from the coat room.
  • For more Tips for Visiting with Kids click here.

Lost and Found

  • Missing something? Visitors who have lost items should call 212.423.3213.

Lox at Café Weissman