Hours at 215 Centre Street

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 6pm

MOCA Free First Thursdays: 11am – 9pm

Free gallery admission first Thursday of each month except on major holidays.

Monday & Holidays: The Museum is closed to the public on Monday, in addition to the special dates listed below:

  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 25, 2021)
  • Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24, 2021)
  • Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25, 2021)
  • New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31, 2021)
  • New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1, 2022)


General admission: $12
Seniors (65+ with ID): $8
Students (with school ID): $8
Military: $8
Educators: $8
Children age 2+: $8
Visitors with disabilities (and one caretaker): free
Cool Culture families: free
MOCA members: free

Manhattan Chinatown and Two Bridges residents — Pay As You Wish

For Manhattan Chinatown and Two Bridges residents the amount you pay is up to you. These tickets may be purchased at a Museum admissions desk with a valid ID.

Additional Support

Additional support for MOCA’s Free Admission Day is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Cool Culture’s Mission

Cool Culture® provides 50,000 underserved families with free, unlimited access to 90 cultural institutions—so that parents can provide their children with educational experiences that will help them succeed in school and life. To learn more about Cool Culture, please visit www.coolculture.org.

Hours, admission prices, and schedule of events are subject to changes.



215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
(b/w Howard & Grand Sts; one block north of Canal St)

The MOCA Workshop- Collections & Research Center

3 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013


By Subway & Bus

  • N, Q, R, W, J, Z, or 6 to Canal Street (2 minute walk)
  • B or D to Grand Street (7 minute walk)
  • A, C, or E to Canal Street (9 minute walk)
  • M1, M55, M103 buses

By Bike

Via NYC bike paths on Grand St and Lafayette St. For locking and parking your bike, CityRacks are located in front of the Museum.

Citi Bike, New York City’s bike-sharing service, has a docking station located next to the Museum on Hester St (between Lafayette and Centre Sts). Get a special discount on Citi Bike one-day and three-day passes by clicking here.

For more details and nearby docks, please visit the Citi Bike website.

By Car

From Brooklyn: Follow the Brooklyn Bridge, which becomes Centre St. MOCA will be on the left.

From The Bronx: Follow the FDR Drive and take exit 5 to E. Houston St. Turn left at Bowery and right at Canal St before turning right at Centre St. MOCA will be on the left.

From Queens: Take the ramp onto I-278 W towards the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway. Turn slight left at Delancey St, turn left at Bowery and right at Canal St before turning right at Centre St. MOCA will be on the left.

From Staten Island: Take the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway and take exit 28B to merge onto the Brooklyn Bridge. The Bridge becomes Centre St and MOCA will be on the left.

Visitor Policies

Flash photography, mobile phone conversations, and food and drinks are not permitted in MOCA’s galleries. Photography without flash is permitted.

In compliance with New York City law, smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.

Baby strollers are permitted at all times.