The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation.

Hours and Admission

Hours and Admissions

Museum of City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029

The Museum and Museum Store are open seven days a week from 10:00 am–6:00 pm.
Chalsty’s Café is open daily
from 10:00 am–5:00 pm.

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Suggested Admission
Adults: $14
Seniors, students: $10 (with I.D.)
Self-guided K–12 student groups: $5/person
Ages 19 and under: Free
Members: Free

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Click here to learn about the Museum’s "I’m a Neighbor" policy.

For a list of affiliates who receive free admission, click here.


By bus:
M1, M2, M3, M4 or M106 to 104th Street.

By subway:
#6 Lexington Ave. train to 103rd St., walk three blocks west; #2 or #3 train to Central Park North/110th St., walk one block east to Fifth Ave., then south to 104th St.

By Citi Bike:
A Citi bike station on our corner at 103rd St. and Fifth Ave. makes it easy to ride to and from the museum.

Ramp access is available at our 104th St. entrance between Fifth and Madison Aves.

Nearby Public Parking Garages:
107th St. between Fifth and Madison Aves.
105th St. and Madison Ave.
97th St. and Third Ave.
95th St. and Third Ave.
95th St. between Third and Lexington Aves.

Nearby Accommodations:
The Hotel Wales is a boutique hotel located a short walk from the Museum. The hotel offers a Museum of the City of New York Package, featuring complimentary tickets, lunch at Chalsty’s Café, and more.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

There's always something happening at the
City Museum!

From special tours to hands-on activities and workshops, the Museum offers a variety of fun and educational Family Programs.

Museum Tours are a great way to enhance your experience; join a free, docent-led public tour or schedule a guided tour customized for your group.

Our Calendar of Events offers a full schedule of lively and diverse public programs, as well as programs for families and educators.

Learn about the past, present, and future of New York City through our ongoing and special Exhibitions.

Special 2x1 offer: With your admission to the City Museum, you can gain FREE entrance to El Museo del Barrio, located just 1 block north.

Download our map to help you make the most of your day at the Museum.

A note on construction: Please bear with us during this transitional time as we undertake preparations for the upcoming exhibition New York at Its Core.