Hours and Admission

Closing at 5 pm today in observance of Passover.

  • Galleries

    Sunday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Monday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Tuesday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
    Friday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Saturday 11 am - 5:45 pm
  • Shops

    Sunday 10 am - 5:45 pm
    Monday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Tuesday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Wednesday 11 am - 3 pm
    Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
    Friday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Saturday Closed
  • Dining

    Sunday 9 am - 5:45 pm
    Monday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Tuesday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Wednesday 11 am - 5:45 pm
    Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
    Friday 11 am - 5:45 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, 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.

    Free Saturdays are made possible by The David Berg Foundation.
  • Holidays

    The Museum will observe national holidays as follow:

    • Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 24, 2016 (Closed)
    • December 25: Sunday, December 25, 2016 (Open 11 am to 4:00 pm)
    • New Year's Day: Sunday, January 1, 2017 (Closed)
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 16, 2017 (Closed)

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

    • Seventh Day of Passover: Friday, April 29, 2016
    • Eighth Day of Passover: Saturday, April 30, 2016
    • First Day of Shavuot: Sunday, June 12, 2016
    • Second Day of Shavuot: Monday, June 13, 2016
    • Rosh Hashanah Eve: Sunday, October 2, 2016 (Closing at 3 pm)
    • Rosh Hashanah: Monday, October 3, 2016
    • Rosh Hashanah: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    • Yom Kippur Eve: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Closing at 2 pm)
    • Yom Kippur: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    • Sukkot Eve: Sunday, October 16, 2016 (Closing at 3 pm)
    • Sukkot: Monday, October 17, 2016
    • Sukkot: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
    • Shemini Atzeret Eve: Sunday, October 23, 2016 (Closing at 3 pm)
    • Shemini Atzeret: Monday, October 24, 2016
    • Simchat Torah: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Directions and Parking

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

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The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128
212.423.3200
info@thejm.org

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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.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
12:15 pm Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History
2:15 pm Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
3:15 pm Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History
Friday
No Tours

*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:

Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History
An audio guide for adults featuring an introduction and 18 possible stops for a 30-minute in-depth tour.

Available: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, First Floor
Cost: $5

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

Audio guide produced in association with Acoustiguide and made possible by 

Mobile Apps

  • Current Special Exhibition Apps

    • Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History

      free for iOS or Android
  • Apps from Past Exhibitions

    • The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film

      free for iOS or Android
    • ​Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power

      free for iOS or Android
    • Mel Bochner: Strong Language

      free for iOS or Android
    • The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936 – 1951

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

      free 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 and Celebrations – the Jewish Museum Design Shop.
Explore Adult Group Tours

Accessibility

Visitors Who Have Mobility Impairments

  • Accessible elevators are located on Floor 1 behind the admissions desk. All floors, including dining and gallery levels, are accessible for people using mobility aids or who need to avoid stairs.

    A wheelchair-accessible entrance to the Museum is located immediately to the right of the main entrance 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. 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. To request a tour, please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289.

  • Multisensory Verbal Description Tours of exhibitions are offered on select Wednesday afternoons. To learn more, please check out our Access Programs.

    Private group Verbal Description Tours are available with at least two weeks’ notice. To request a tour, please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289. 

  • Large print labels for temporary exhibitions are available at the entrance to the galleries.

Note: Lighting in the galleries may be dimmed to protect the art

Visitors Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

  • FM assistive listening devices—along with receivers and headsets or neck loops—are available for public programs taking place in Scheuer Auditorium and in the galleries. Please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289. 

  • The admissions desk, coat check, Cooper Shop, Goodkind Media Center (Floor 3), Millstein Gallery (Floor 3), and information desk (Floor 4) are each equipped with induction hearing loops that transmit directly to T-coil compatible hearing aids—please switch your hearing aid to “T”. Receivers and headsets are available at the admissions desk for visitors without T-coil compatible hearing aids. 

  • Tours of temporary exhibitions conducted in American Sign Language are offered on select Thursday evenings. To learn more, please check out our Access Programs.

    A sign language interpreter is available upon request at least two weeks in advance for public programs and tours. Please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289. Relay calls are welcome.

    Private group ASL tours are available for a minimum of five people with at least two weeks’ notice. To request a tour, please email access@thejm.org or call 212.423.3289. Relay calls are welcome.

  • 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.
  • 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, and the children’s exhibition are not available. This is also why Saturday admission is free!
  • Free Saturdays are made possible by The David Berg Foundation.

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.

Dining at Russ & Daughters

  • When visiting Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum, please enter through the main museum security entrance and proceed down to the basement level.

  • Food and drink are not permitted in museum galleries.

  • Russ & Daughters is kosher, supervised by National Kosher Supervision, under the auspices of Rabbi Aaron Mehlman.

  • Reservations are not accepted.

  • The restaurant is wheelchair accessible.

  • While a children’s menu is not available, many items are kid friendly. Strollers are permitted.

Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum

Hours

Sunday 9 am - 5:45 pm
Monday 11 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 5:45 pm
Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
Friday 11 am - 5:45 pm
Saturday Closed

About Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum

After 102 years on the Lower East Side, Russ & Daughters, the landmark New York City appetizing shop on East Houston Street, has opened a new location uptown at the Jewish Museum — a kosher 70-seat, sit-down restaurant and a take-out appetizing counter on the Museum’s lower level.

Purveyors of the highest quality smoked fish, bagels, and traditional baked goods, the Russ family for four generations has owned and operated Russ & Daughters since 1914. Upon the 100th anniversary of the Russ & Daughters emporium in 2014, owners Josh Russ Tupper and Niki Russ Federman opened the Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard Street where their great grandfather peddled herring from a barrel and a pushcart.

The restaurant offers a selection of classic appetizing foods drawn from the original Russ & Daughters shop as well as the Russ & Daughters Cafe, including: smoked fish platters, bagels and bialys, knishes, herring, salads, soups, egg creams, and classic desserts such as babka. The appetizing take-out counter offers traditional smoked fish and spreads by the pound, as well as bagel sandwiches.

The restaurant at the Jewish Museum is made possible by The Weissman Family, the Jewish Museum Board of Trustees through the Strategic Transition Fund, Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation, an anonymous gift, Mimi & Barry Alperin in honor of their parents Max & Ruth Alperin and David & Vera Fish, and the family of Joseph L. Mailman.