The Rubin
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Tickets to the Rubin Museum’s exhibitions and public programs can be purchased online, in person, or over the phone. Become a member to receive free admission to the galleries and discounts on all programs throughout the year.

Museum Admission Online

Purchase Museum Admission

Museum admission is free every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights.

Event Tickets

Browse Upcoming Events

To purchase tickets online, select an event from the Museum’s calendar.
Admission to the galleries is included with all event tickets.

Museum Admissions

Children (12 and younger)
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Learn more about K2 Friday Nights

Box Office

212.620.5000 x344

Monday–Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Tickets may also be purchased at the admissions desk during Museum hours. Museum hours and location information

Member Discount

Members receive 10% off ticket purchases and 25% off when they purchase six or more tickets to more than one program at a time. Become a member today!

Student Tickets

Discounted Standby Tickets to All Programs

The Rubin Museum of Art offers a special $10 student standby ticket for all of the Museum’s special programs and events, including live performances, film screenings, and engaging discussions with special guests. Limited to one ticket per student ID.

Discounted Tickets to Select Programs

For select programs the Museum offers $10 student-rate tickets. These tickets are available in advance of the event and can be purchased online, over the phone, or at the front desk. Tickets must be redeemed in person with the presentation of a student ID. Limited to one ticket per student ID.

If you have questions or concerns about student ticketing for Museum programs, contact the Box Office at or 212.620.5000 x344

Groups and Reservations

Cultural exploration with a twist! We welcome groups to take advantage of our weekly opportunities to enjoy the museum after-hours every Wednesday and Friday. These evenings are perfect for networking, alumni gatherings, meet-ups, or just to unwind with some friends and colleagues at the end of the day. Reservations to Café Serai on Wednesday and Friday evenings are available to groups of 15 people or more, subject to availability from 6:00 p.m. until closing. Contact or 212-620-5000 x345 for more information.

Group Tours

Whether on your first visit or your tenth, guided tours at the Rubin Museum of Art are ideal for visitors of all ages to connect with the ideas, cultures and art of Himalayan Asia. Museum tours led by our knowledgeable guides can be designed to reflect a variety of themes based upon your group’s interests. Learn more about our regular and private tour offerings


Assisted listening devices for visitors who are hard of hearing are available. Please place requests in advance by calling 212.620.5000 x344. The museum’s theater is wheelchair accessible. Read more about accessibility at the Museum


Advance ticket purchase is strongly advised.

All programs are subject to change.

Program tickets are neither exchangeable nor refundable. If you find you cannot use your ticket, you may convert the ticket price to a donation to the museum by sending an e-mail in advance of the event to the box office.

Guests who arrive after the start of the program may be admitted at the sole discretion of the museum.

Except for family programs, children under the age of six are not admitted.

Standby Procedures

When a program is sold out, a standby list becomes available at the admissions desk exactly two hours before the start of the program. You must be physically present to sign up. Any available tickets will be released to the standby list in the order names were received beginning ten minutes before the start of the program. Each person can purchase up to two tickets. You must be physically present at the time your name is called or your place in line will be forfeited. Unfortunately we are unable to predict how many tickets, if any, may become available.

Chairman’s Circle members of the Museum have first priority to purchase tickets for sold-out programs should they become available. Please call 212.620.5000 x344 to inquire about membership.