To ensure an optimal experience for everyone, visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve timed-entry tickets in advance.
Corporate partners and other Museum affiliates must also reserve complimentary tickets in advance.
Walk-ins will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students and Seniors
Members and children under 12
El Museo is closed on New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
11am – 5pm
11am – 5pm
11am – 5pm
11am – 5pm
How to get here
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and staff, and to improve your experience at the Museum, please review our visitor guidelines.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Please stay home if you are feeling sick. For more information about COVID-19, check the CDC website.
DURING YOUR VISIT
Vaccination proof is not required. El Museo no longer requires proof of vaccination and ID to enter.
Face coverings are strongly recommended. All visitors over the age of two are strongly recommended to wear face coverings throughout their visit in Museum spaces, including Las Galerías, El Teatro, and El Cafe.
Security. All visitors must pass through a security check (metal detectors and x-ray scanning). Please anticipate lines at the entrances. Weapons and hazardous materials are not allowed.
Maintain physical distancing. Visitors should stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from others and groups.
Please follow directions from El Museo staff. Visitor capacity is controlled and reduced in Museum galleries.
El Museo’s main entrance is fully accessible via wheelchair via a ramp located on the right-side of the stairs on 5th Avenue. Accessible restrooms are available on the first floor near El Café. Wheelchairs and stools area available upon request, free of charge. For more information on accessibility services, click here.
From East Side of Manhattan:
Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 103rd Street and walk north to 104th Street and then three blocks west to Fifth Avenue. This walk is about a half mile and takes approximately 10 minutes. Bus: Take the M1 or M2 along Madison Avenue to 106th Street.
From West Side of Manhattan:
Subway: Take the 1 or 2 train to 110th Street, then the M2, M3, or M4 around Central Park to Fifth Avenue. Bus (from Crosstown): Take the M79 Eastbound to 81st and Madison Avenue, and then the M1 to 104th Street and Madison Avenue. Walk 1 block east to Fifth Avenue.
From The Bronx:
Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 103rd Street and walk north to 104th Street and then three blocks west to Fifth Avenue; or take the 1 or 2 train to 110th Street, then the M2, M3, or M4 around Central Park to Fifth Avenue.
Subway: Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 103rd Street and walk north to 104th Street and then three blocks west to Fifth Avenue; or take the 2 train to 110th Street, then the M2, M3, or M4 around Central Park to Fifth Avenue.
The nearest accessible stations is located on 96th street and Lexington Avenue on the 4, 5, and 6 line. Visit MTA Accessible Stations List for all wheelchair accessible entries.
For additional details, and for bus and subway maps, please visit the MTA website.
From The Bronx, Northern New Jersey, and New England:
Take southbound Henry Hudson Parkway to 96th Street exit; cross Central Park and turn left on Madison Avenue and reach El Museo on 104th and Fifth Avenue.
From Brooklyn and Staten Island:
Take Williamsburg Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, or Battery Tunnel to northbound/uptown FDR Drive to 96th Street exit at; proceed straight westbound and turn right on Madison Avenue until you reach El Museo on 104th and Fifth Avenue.
From Bronx, Queens, Long Island, Upstate New York, and New England via RFK Bridge:
Take southbound/downtown FDR Drive to 96th Street exit; proceed straight westbound and turn right on Madison Avenue until you reach El Museo on 104th and Fifth Avenue.
Yes, there are several parking garages nearby as well as street parking available on a first-come first-served basis. Local garages include:
- Mount Sinai Parking – 14 East 103 street (next to NYAM)
- MPG Parking – 10 East 102 Street – 212-490-3460
- MPG Parking – 1568 Madison Avenue (106 Street) – 646-739-0403
- Icon Parking (Merit Parking LLC) – 12-14 East 107 Street – 212-722-9498