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MoMA Hours: Museum Schedule, Best Time to Visit

The Museum of Modern Art is open from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm from Sundays to Fridays.

MoMa closes at 7 pm on Saturdays and remains closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Saturday and Sunday mornings are reserved for the members of MoMA and the guests of members from 9.30 am to 10.30 am.

Members of MoMA get special access to select galleries and exhibits during this hour.

Residents of New York City get free admission into the museum on the first Friday of all month between 4 pm and 8 pm.

The MoMA hours, in a nutshell, are:

DaysOpening TimeClosing Time
Sunday to Friday10.30 am5.30 pm
Saturday10.30 am7 pm

MoMA Shops’ Opening Hours

The MoMA museum’s hours differ from the Museum of Modern Art timings. 

The museum and the Design Stores are open from Sundays to Fridays between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm.

The Museum of Modern Art Store’s hours are until 7.30 pm on Saturdays.

The stores at the Museum are open till 8.30 pm on the first Friday of every month.

MoMA Restaurants’ Opening Hours

The Museum of Modern Art has two cafes and a restaurant to satisfy visitors’ appetites.

Visitors should note that The Modern restaurant and bar are closed on Sundays.

The MoMA restaurant opening hours are as follows:

RestaurantOpening HoursClosing Hours
The ModernLunch: 12 pmDinner: 6 pmLunch: 2 pmDinner: 8.30 pm
The Modern BarLunch: 11.30 amDinner: 5 pmLunch: 2.30 pmDinner: 9 pm
Cafe 211 am5 pm
The Terrace Cafe11 am5 pm

Best Time to Visit MoMA

The ideal time to visit the museum is just after the Museum of Modern Art NYC’s opening hours, when the museum is least crowded, from 10.30 am to 1 pm.

Weekdays remain less crowded than weekends, making visiting a preferable time.

Months like January, February, and September fall under the off-season and are ideal for visiting. 

Visitors interested in attending exhibitions should visit during the weekdays to avoid crowds.

How Long Does it take to visit MoMA?

Exploring all permanent collections and main exhibitions takes two to three hours.

Visitors planning to explore any special exhibitions should keep an hour more.

Depending on the crowd, exploring the entire museum will take around five to six hours or even longer.

MoMA PS1 Opening Hours

PS1
Image: Moma.org

Guests can explore MoMA PS1 with the same entry ticket, making it a viable option.

MoMA PS1 is open from 12 pm to 6 pm on Sundays and Mondays.

The museum remains open from 12 pm to 8 pm from Thursday to Saturday.

MoMA PS1 remains closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the week and on special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

How Long Does it Take to Explore MoMA PS1?

MoMA PS1 is situated 5 km away from the Museum of Modern Art, making it possible to explore them in the same day,

Guests need around 90 minutes to 2 hours since MoMA PS1 is smaller than the MoMA.

Best time to visit MoMA PS1

The best time to visit MoMA PS1 is after the museum opens at noon.

MoMA PS1 remains less crowded during this time, making it an excellent time to visit the Museum.

Avoid visiting MoMA PS1 on weekends to experience less crowd; instead, visit MoMA PS1 from Monday to Thursday.

FAQs About MoMA Hours

1. What are the Museum of Modern Art New York’s opening hours?

The Museum of Modern Art New York’s opening hours are from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm from Sundays to Fridays.

On Saturday, the museum opens at 10.30 am to 7 pm.

2. Are the Museum of Modern Art New York opening hours the same as the MoMA PS1 opening hours?

The Museum of Modern Art New York’s opening hours are from 10.30 am, whereas the MoMA PS1 opens at 12 pm.

3. What are the Museum of Modern Art Store opening hours?

The Museum and the design store’s opening hours are between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm from Sundays to Fridays and until 7.30 pm on Saturdays.

The Museum of Modern Art store opening hours are till 8.30 pm on the first Friday of every month.

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