Following a six-month closure, the Jewish Museum is now open with new hours and free admission through December 31, 2020. We look forward to welcoming you.

In accordance with government regulations and health guidance, visitors must reserve timed tickets and observe additional policies as part of their visit. Read the guidelines on this page to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.

Hours & Tickets

  • Museum & Shop

       
    Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
    Monday 11 am - 4 pm
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
    Friday 11 am - 4 pm
    Saturday 11 am - 4 pm*

    *The Cooper Shop is closed on Saturdays

     

    Holiday Hours and Closures: 
    November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day: Closed
    December 24, 2020: 11 am – 4 pm
    December 25, 2020: 11 am – 4 pm
    December 31, 2020: 11 am – 4 pm

  • Tickets

Visitor Policies

  • All visitors are required to wear face coverings at all times while in the Museum.

  • Please do not visit the Museum if you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

    Temperature checks will be required of all visitors via non-contact body temperature scanners. Visitors with a body temperature above 100.4°F will not be admitted into the Museum. We will assist you in rescheduling your visit for a later date. Please call us at 212.423.3200 or email us at info@thejm.org to reschedule.

    Please stay home if you are feeling sick. New York State Covid-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days. If you are traveling to NYC from any of these states, visitors are required to complete the online Travel Health Form

  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Museum for visitors.

  • Timed tickets are required to help the Museum maintain a building capacity of 25% and an appropriate socially distanced visit for all guests. Members must also reserve timed tickets.

  • The coat check will be closed for the safety of visitors and staff. Visitors should plan to wear (not carry) their coats in the Museum. In addition, large bags will not be permitted; please leave bags larger than 17” x 11” x 5” and oversized umbrellas at home.

  • Practice social distancing. Please maintain six feet between other visitors or groups. Visitors must observe capacity signage posted in the Museum and follow the designated one-way path through the galleries.

  • Frequent enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures have been instituted throughout the Museum. These procedures are informed by the guidance issued to date by government and public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State and City Departments of Health. Central air filtration has been increased to the MERV-13 level and ionizing air purifiers have been installed in elevators.

    While the Jewish Museum is implementing enhanced health and safety measures for our visitors and employees, an inherent risk of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting the Jewish Museum, you acknowledge and voluntarily assume all risk to any potential exposure to COVID-19.

Gallery Tours

Free Mobile Tours

Go deeper. Use your own smartphone and headphones to explore the Jewish Museum through the voices of artists, scholars, rabbis, and more. From thematic tours including Jewish Rituals and Artists’ Voices; to tours for kids and families, and Verbal Description tours for individuals who are blind or have low vision. Uncover rich stories from many voices and perspectives at Tours.TheJewishMuseum.org.

Headphones must be used in the galleries.

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Virtual Group Tours

While group tours are not permitted at the Museum at this time, you can still plan a unique experience for your group with a virtual tour of the Jewish Museum. All tours are led by Museum staff and are conducted via Zoom.

To schedule a virtual tour for your group, please fill out the Tour Request Form.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchairs available; please email us at info@thejm.org to reserve a wheelchair, or visit the admissions desk upon arrival.

    A wheelchair-accessible entrance to the Museum is located immediately to the right of the main entrance off Fifth Avenue on 92nd Street. All floors are accessible for people using mobility aids or who need to avoid stairs. All public restrooms include accessible facilities.

  • Verbal Description audio tours are available on our Mobile Tours. Designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision, these descriptions translate the visual into spoken word.

  • One-time use large print labels are available at the admissions desk upon arrival.

  • The admissions desk and Cooper Shop are equipped with hearing loops. Please switch your hearing aid to “T” where indicated.

  • Videos without sound are labeled “no sound,” and those with spoken words have open captioning.

Russ & Daughters

After more than a century on the Lower East Side, Russ & Daughters, the New York City culinary landmark famous for their bagels and lox, smoked fish, and traditional baked goods opened a restaurant and take-out appetizing counter at the Jewish Museum, on the Upper East Side. Presenting appetizing classics with timeless appeal in the Museum’s beautiful and historic setting, it’s a match that is, as they say, bashert (meant-to-be)!

Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum remains temporarily closed. For further information please visit www.russanddaughters.com.

Directions and Parking

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of East 92nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

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 admissions desk.

  • Impark
    40 East 89th St
    between Madison & Park Aves
    212.289.8695

  • Champion Parking
    60 East 90th St
    between Madison & Park Aves
    212.828.8282