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We recommended purchasing timed entry tickets online in advance for admission to the Museum and for K2 Friday Nights.

Museum Hours

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Holiday Hours

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

The Museum closes at 5:00 PM on the Friday before Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.


Mandala Lab Hours

The Mandala Lab is reserved for family programming from 1:00–3:00 PM every Sunday and will not be accessible to visitors not attending the program.


Shop Hours

The shop is open during all Museum hours and does not require an admission ticket to visit.


Purchase Museum Admission

Museum admission is free with a ticket reservation every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during K2 Friday Nights. Consider purchasing at regular admission price to support the Rubin. Advanced online reservations are recommended. Walk-up tickets are available at the admissions desk for purchase.

Reserve Free K2 Friday Night Tickets

Are you eligible for discounted or free admission? See a list of our active discounts below:

There is no need to make an advanced reservation. Please be prepared to show an ID at the front desk to redeem discounted tickets. Questions can be emailed to

Museum Admissions





Visitors with disabilities (care partner free of charge)


Children (12 and younger)



Every Friday, 6:00″“10:00 PM
Learn more about Free Friday Nights


Box Office

212.620.5000 x344

Monday”“Sunday: 11:00 AM”“5:00 PM

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

Member Discount

Members receive 20% off ticket purchases. Become a member today!


If you feel unwell or become sick close to your visit date, we ask that you remain at home. Please contact the box office to reschedule your visit.

The safety of our guests and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We ask that you read all safety policies and procedures before visiting.

Safety Information

Student Tickets

Discounted Tickets to Select Programs

For select programs the Museum offers $14 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.

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

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

The app is available for free in the iTunes and GooglePlay stores. Visitors can also borrow an audio guide device from the admissions desk for the length of their visit.


Wheelchairs are available for rent at the Museum’s admission desk. 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 to ticketed programs at the Museum.


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.