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Museum of Modern Art Photo: The Starry Night, V. van Gogh.
The Museum of Modern Art.
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Museum of Modern Art

Recommended Admission: $25.00 pp - Included with your New York Explorer Pass!

Includes these Extra(s)

  • VIP Line Privileges

The Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA (as it's known by locals) is the most influential modern art museum in the world. Housing arguably the best collection of contemporary Western masterpieces, it is an inspiring way to lose yourself for an afternoon or an entire day.

More like a sanctuary than a museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan has earned its reputation as the world's greatest collection of modern art. A contemporary building filled with light, MoMA houses such masterpieces as Claude Monet’s Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond and Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans. MoMA also holds the works of masters such as Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Georges Seurat, and Paul Cézanne.

The rebels of the art world are also represented here in their interpretative splendor. Marvel at the works of Jackson Pollack, Salvador Dali, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Dorothea Lange, and Wilson Bentley, among countless others.

Tip: Friday evenings between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm are the most crowded time to visit the Museum due to free admission to the public. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Redemption Instructions

Redeem your New York Explorer Pass at the Information Desk in the Museum Lobby.

Children 16 and under receive free general admission with a paying adult. Therefore, Child cards do not need to be scanned for entry.


Christmas Day
Thanksgiving Day
All holiday hours subject to change without notice.


When visiting MoMA, your pass is also valid for a visit to MoMA PS1 within 14 days of the ticket date, (you must request PS1 ticket when obtaining ticket at MoMA). Check on PS1 exhibits.

MOMA will be presenting: Matisse's "cut-outs" this fall, October 12 - February 8, which will require a timed ticket for entry into the exhibition. An allotment of same-day tickets will be available for Explorer/Go Select holders, tickets are subject to availability so we're recommending that visitors arrive early in the day for the best chance of getting in.

Phone: 212-708-9400

Website: The Museum of Modern Art

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Few hours
By urbanpeach Verified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on
Audio Tours For Kids
Long Wait For Some Exhibi Small Art Lab For Kids
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Modern Art:

My nine year old loved the kids audio tour. Only wish they had more audio tour options available for children as the paintings for the childrens audio tour are limited. He eventually started listening to the adult ones. The wait for the rain room was over 3 hours so we didn't get to go.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Thumbs up from a non-artsy type person!
By Dan M. Verified Reviewer from Philly on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Modern Art:

This review comes with a disclaimer: I'm not much for art museums. Personally, I'd rather go do something less...artsy? At the same time, we visited this museum at the end of our trip and only had an hour to go through it. This all being said: I liked it! They had so many non-traditional exhibits that it really caught my interest. And at the same time, the simple Campbell's soup painting (which we've all read about in school) was probably my favorite of all. So I just might have to make my way back during my next trip to NYC Big bonus (especially since we were short on time): we went on President's Day and the line was a mile long. Explorer's Pass let us skip that line and go to will call to pick up our tickets. Awesome feature!

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Saturday - Thursday: 10:30 - 5:30pm
Friday: 10:30 - 8:00pm
For seasonal extended hours visit attraction website.

Driving Directions

MoMA visitors receive discounted parking at the nearby 1345 Garage. Parking stubs must be validated at the lobby information desk in the Museum lobby.

Public Transportation

By Subway: Take the E or V to Fifth Avenue/53 Street; B, D, or F to 47-50 Streets/Rockefeller Center.

By Bus: From the east side of Manhattan take M1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 to 53rd Street; From the west side of Manhattan: M50 cross-town to 50th Street. Proceed to 53rd Street.


11 West 53rd Street
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

New York Explorer Pass

  • Pick 3, 5, 7, or 10 attractions from 50 choices.
  • Save up to 45% off gate prices.
  • VIP Line Privileges at many top attractions.
  • Go at your own pace, valid for 30 days.
  • FREE guidebook
    in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese!

At a Glance


11 West 53rd Street
between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-708-9400

Website: The Museum of Modern Art

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