• Tickets

Timed entry tickets are required to visit the Rubin Museum’s exhibitions. We recommended purchasing tickets online in advance. As you plan your visit, check our updated visitor and health guidelines, including vaccination requirements.

Upon purchase, select the date and time for your visit. A limited number of tickets are available for walk-up purchase. Tickets are available for purchase two weeks ahead of time with each new day opening at 11:00 AM. Due to capacity restrictions, you may not be admitted outside of your timed ticket window. For active members apply your discount after logging in.

Museum Hours




10:00 AM-11:00 AM
senior and high risk hours

11:00 AM–5:00 PM

11:00 AM–10:00 PM

11:00 AM–5:00 PM

The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, and closes at 5:00 PM on the day after Thanksgiving.

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

Café Serai is temporarily closed.

Purchase Museum Admission

Museum admission is free with a ticket reservation every Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. during Friday Nights. Consider purchasing at regular admission price to support the Rubin. Advanced online reservations are recommended. Walk-up tickets are not guaranteed and will be available only as capacity allows.

Reserve Free Friday Night Tickets

Are you eligible for discounted or free admission? Click here for a list of our active discounts. To receive a discount, reserve timed tickets 48 hours in advance by emailing the Box Office at boxoffice@rubinmuseum.org or simply present your ID at the front desk when you arrive. If you reserve in advance by email, please be prepared to present an ID upon pick up or you may be asked to purchase the ticket.

Museum Admissions

Visitors with disabilities (care partner free of charge)
Children (12 and younger)
Every Friday, 6:00–10:00 p.m. <br> <em><a href="/events/series/free-friday-nights">Learn more about Free Friday Nights</a></em>

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!


The Museum is open exclusively to adults over the age of 65 and individuals who the CDC defines as high risk on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Advanced reservation is recommended.

Purchase Museum Admission


The Rubin Museum is proud to offer complimentary admission to healthcare providers in 2021. Redeem your ticket at the admissions desk with any proof of employment. You can come to the front desk without a reservation and we will accommodate wherever possible.


Tickets can be used only during their set time slot. Admission is not guaranteed outside of the time slot, and reentry is not allowed. 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 Rubin Museum is participating in contact tracing. At the time of ticket purchase, you will be asked for contact information. Information will only be used for tracking purposes, and you will be contacted only in the case of confirmed COVID-19 exposure. 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 boxoffice@rubinmuseum.org or 212.620.5000 x344

Groups and Reservations

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, and with the health and safety of our visitors and staff in mind, the Rubin Museum is not currently offering reservations and tours. Please check back in December for updates. In the meantime, download our free audio guide app, The Rubin, and listen to curators, guides, and other experts highlight select works from our current exhibitions. You can share the audio with friends on social media, save your favorites, and listen on the go.

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.