What NYC museums are open? An ongoing list of what’s reopening when

What NYC museums are open? An ongoing list of what’s reopening when

Ready your masks, we’re going to the museum. Earlier this August, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced “low-risk” cultural organizations in New York City (including museums) could begin opening their doors to the public Aug. 24. With this in mind, we’ve gathered a list of New York City arts institutions that have confirmed reopening dates. We’ll update as more museums reveal plans.

Guests should expect some changes before trotting off to see their favorite masterpieces. One of the major indicators of the new art world will be the crowds — or relative lack thereof. Once reopened, institutions will be reduced to 25% capacity, with additional measures put in place to control traffic. As the health risk of COVID-19 remains, face coverings will also be required for entry. Visitors should anticipate changes in hours and ticket-purchasing requirements at some locations.

The news comes after Cuomo removed museums from the list of venues that could reopen with Phase 4 on July 20, leaving the cultural hubs in limbo with no definitive date announced as an alternative.

Note: Museums listed in order of reopening date. All times formatted in Eastern. Institutions will only be added once a reopen date is announced and posted publically.

The Museum of Modern Art

Reopens: Aug. 27; reserve timed tickets here
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Note: Admission is free for all visitors Tuesday–Sunday until Sept. 27. Extended hours for members are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays. MoMA PS1 opens Sept. 17.

The Museum of the City of New York

Reopens: Aug. 27; reserve timed tickets here
Hours: Thursday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the general public, with 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. designated for seniors and high-risk individuals

The American Folk Art Museum 

Reopens: Aug. 28; reserve tickets here
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Note: Member preview dates are Aug. 26 and 27

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reopens: Aug. 29; more info here
Hours: Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: Member preview dates are Aug. 27 and 28. The Met Cloisters reopen Sept. 12 (hours to be announced).

Whitney Museum of American Art

Reopens: Sept. 3; reserve tickets here
Hours: Monday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Note: Member preview dates are Aug. 27 to 31. Extended hours for members are Monday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Morgan Library and Museum

Reopens: Sept. 5; more info here
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: Member preview dates are Sept. 2 to 4, with 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Saturday reserved for members thereafter.

South Street Seaport Museum’s Wavertree Ship

Reopens: Sept. 5; more info here
Hours: 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 5, 6, 12, 19 and 26

The Alice Austen House

Reopens: Sept. 8; purchase tickets here
Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: One group will be allowed per hour.

The American Museum of Natural History

Reopens: Sept. 9; more info here
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Note: Opens to members Sept. 2, with extended hours from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on weekends and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

The Bronx Museum

Reopens: Sept. 9; more info here
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The New-York Historical Society

Reopens: Sept. 11; more info here
Hours: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Note: The museum is open to immunocompromised visitors and those aged 65+ on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9/11 Memorial Museum

Reopens: Sept. 12; more info here
Hours: Thursday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: The museum will open to 9/11 family members Sept. 11.

Brooklyn Museum

Reopens: Sept. 12; more info here
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Rubin Museum of Art

Reopens: Sept. 12; more info here
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Reopens: Sept. 13; more info here
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: Members and invited guests will have access to a preview Sept. 9 and 10.

New Museum of Contemporary Art

Reopens: Sept. 15; reserve tickets here
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Note: Admission will be free through Sept. 27.

Museum of Arts and Design

Reopens: Sept. 17; more info here
Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Note: The hour between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. reserved for members and patrons 65 and over Thursday and Friday.

The Noguchi Museum

Reopens: Sept. 23; more info here
Hours: Check back for updates

Note: The museum will open for members two weeks in advance. Reservation info to come.

Intrepid Museum

Reopens: Sept. 25; more info here
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Reopens: Oct. 3; reserve tickets here
Hours: Check back for updates

Note: Member dates are Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.