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In December, COVID-19 vaccination proof requirements will be expanded to include younger children and to require full vaccination:

Starting December 14, 2021, children ages 5 to 11 will be required to have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter the Museum.

Starting December 27, 2021, Museum visitors 12 and older must show proof they have received two vaccine doses (except those who got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson) against COVID-19 along with another form of identification in order to enter the Museum. 

Masks must be worn at all times for all visitors over the age of two. View and download the Museum Map ahead of your visit.

You can find details on the Museum's Courtesy Code here, and our enhanced cleaning schedule and procedures here.

Museum of the City of New York is located in East Harlem at the top of Museum Mile at 1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd Street and easily accessible from public transportation.


Friday–Sunday, 10am-6pm

Additional Hours:

The Museum will be open 10am-6pm on Monday, January 17, 2022.
The Museum will be open 10am–6pm Monday–Thursday, February 21–24, 2022.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


Suggested Admission

Seniors (65+), students
$14 with I.D.
Ages 19 and under

Required Group Admission

Groups of ten or more individuals

Private & Group Experiences - Arrange a private exhibition tour for an immersive and intimate experience.  See our current experiences. 

The museum is not accepting any self-guided tours at this time. 


K-12 Student Groups - Now offering virtual programs - reservations required. Visit our Education page to learn more.

Students: $5.00 per person

Teachers receive free admission upon providing an ID

Free with Admission

Urban Archive app

Download the Urban Archive app for a guided tour or stop by the Ticket Desk to borrow an iPod.



The Museum’s award-winning short documentary, offered in 4 languages. Inquire on-site. 

Partners and Affiliates

We offer discounted and free admission through a variety of programs:

We welcome travel trade inquiries at


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Where We Are

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd St.
Ramp access @ 104th St.
New York, NY 10029

Get Directions


By Bus

  • M1
  • M2
  • M3
  • M4
  • M106

to 104th St.

By Subway

  • 6

Lexington Ave. train to 103rd St., walk 3 blocks West

  • 2
  • 3

Train to Central Park North / 110th St. Walk one block East to Fifth Ave., then South to 104th St.

By Bike

Citi Bike to Fifth Ave @ 103rd St.


Free WiFi access is available throughout the building as well as on the Front Terrace.


Feel free to text, post, and share what you see during your visit. As a courtesy to other visitors, please set your phone to vibrate and take all voice calls outside of the galleries.


Still photography for personal, noncommercial use is permitted unless otherwise noted. Tripods, selfie sticks, and flash photography are not permitted.


Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted. However, pens, paints, and easels are not permitted.

Coat Check

Coat check is currently closed in order to help us reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.



Single strollers are permitted in the galleries, at the discretion of gallery guards. The Museum will not hold or store luggage. All bags are subject to inspection.

Unsolicited Donations

Can I donate objects to the Museum’s collection?

We cannot accept materials without prior approval. Please send a description of your proposed donation, as well as photographs or scans, to

The Museum strives to accommodate visitors of all abilities.

  • Ramp access is available on East 104th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
  • The wheelchair lift in Ronay Menschel Hall can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs.).
  • Wheelchairs are available for visitor use free of charge (subject to availability).
  • All exhibition videos are open captioned. 
  • Assistive listening devices are available for Timescapes and programs in Ronay Menschel Hall.
  • Sign language interpretation and specialized descriptive tours are available upon advance request.
  • Noise reduction headphones are available for visitor use free of charge (subject to availability).

Website Accessibility

The Museum is committed to facilitating accessibility of our website, which is currently maintained in alignment with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA guidelines. Our efforts to create an optimally accessible digital experience are ongoing. If users encounter problems accessing our online content or have suggestions or questions, please contact us at with 'Website Accessibility' in the subject line.

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