Private and Group Experiences

Create a personalized, in-depth, and interactive visit to the Museum’s exhibitions. These 1hr experiences will go deep into exhibition highlights, setting up the themes and bringing a few select objects to life.

All experiences include free admission to the entire Museum so we recommend giving yourself time after your tour to explore the exhibition further.

Available as gifts to friends, family members, and guests or as custom experiences for university groups, companies, clubs, or organizations. 

All experiences include free admission to the entire Museum so we recommend giving yourself time after your tour to explore the Exhibitions further.

Ways to Experience the Museum: 

Looking to book a student tour? See our Education page

Current COVID Exceptions to Know 

Temporary Limited Museum Days 
Currently the Museum is open to the public on limited days (check the current public hours here). 

However, any tour booked 10-4pm during a day when the Museum is temporarily closed to the public will be operated as a ‘public hours’ tour, with no extra costs. 

Please keep in mind; 

  • Tours on these days will only have access to the Exhibition you’re touring (not the full Museum) 
  • The Museum Overview will not be available on these days 
  • Any food or coffee add-on from the café will have an additional flat $25 fee 

Cancellation Policy 
A 50% refund is available up to seven days before the date and time of your scheduled experience. 


Private Tours & Group Experiences

Immerse yourself in our exhibitions with an in-depth private look at our most popular exhibitions. Perfect for couples, families, team activities, corporate groups, or anyone looking for a more intimate experience.

Price Includes

  • 1-hour guided tour during public Museum hours 
  • Free admission to the Museum's galleries and special exhibitions  
  • 15% discount at the Museum Shop 

Starting at $350USD flat fee for up to 10 people ($300USD flat fee for non-profit organizations).

We’re currently offering experiences for the following Exhibitions:

Or choose our Museum Overview which provides an introduction to each of our current exhibitions and advice from our savvy Museum Guides on how to best experience the Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a coffee break at our Café while planning out what exhibition you want to dive into. Drink and snack included.

Tour Request Form

an image of the visitors in a gallery at the Museum of the City of New York
Image: Filip Wolak

Curator-Led Experiences 

It doesn’t get much more behind-the-scenes than walking through an exhibition with its curator!  Our incredible staff of curators use their expertise and passion to build immersive exhibitions. Subject to availability, curators can lead you through their work, giving you the inside story and bringing their exhibition to life. 

Price Includes

  • 1-hour tour led by Museum Curator during public Museum hours 
  • Free admission to the Museum's galleries and special exhibitions  
  • 15% discount at the Museum Shop 

Starting at $800USD flat fee for up to 10 people.   

Curator-Led Experiences are available for the following exhibitions (upon Curator’s availability): 

 

Tour Request Form

an image of a gallery at the Museum of the City of New York
Image: Courtesy of Local Projects


Experience Add-Ons 

Personalize your in-person experience with these add-ons.  All food options are at the Museum’s Chalsty’s Café featuring local favorite, Amy’s Bread. Intimate receptions to follow your experience are also possible upon special request. 

  • Breakfast, $10/person 
  • Lunch, $18/person 
  • Coffee Snack Break, $7.25/person 
  • Before-hours exhibition experience at 9am, $800 flat fee 
  • Custom Tour creation, $100 flat fee  

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