Visitor Information

Museum Hours

The following information is designed to assist you in planning your visit:

Please call in advance for available tour times.

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
*(early close at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays November - March)

Due to heavy volume of school groups and professional groups during weekdays mornings, we strongly recommend that public guests visit between 2-5 p.m. Please call 212-697-1180 to secure advanced ticket purchase.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday By appointment only for groups of 20+. Reservations require a $500 minimum.

See the Museum Closed dates for 2015



MOTNY members FREE
Adults $15.00
Seniors (62+) $12.00
Students with ID & Youth 10-18 $10.00 


Museum Membership Rates

Individual     $55.00
Dual     $70.00
Family     $95.00
Senior (62+) or Student:     $40.00 
Sustainer      $125.00
Associate   $250.00
Colleague   $500.00
Director's Circle $1000.00

Membership includes unlimited visits to the Museum throughout the year and invitations to special events.



Parking and Directions

The MOTNY is located at 226 East 42nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Parking garages are located in the vicinity of MOTNY.

The MOTNY is easily accessible by subway and bus lines.

Subway Service: 4, 5, 6, 7, S trains to Grand Central Station/East 42 Street:

  • Exit Grand Central Station at 42nd Street
  • Walk East on 42nd Street for approximately 3 Blocks.
  • The MOTNY is located on the south side of the street.

Bus Service: M15, M27, M42, M50, M104 service lines to 42nd Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

  • Walk east on 42nd Street for 1 block.

Additional Information

Group tours take priority and visitors will be asked to be mindful of group tours if there is one in progress during their visit (which includes exiting certain exhibits if needed). If you wish to visit the MOTNY please call in advance.

Security Procedures: All visitors are subjected to a search with metal detector, which includes bags and purses.  The following items are not permitted in the Museum: pocketknives, scissors, weapons, sharp objects and mace.  If visitors attempt to enter the museum with these objects, they will be confiscated and NOT returned.

Photography: NO CAMERAS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE MOTNY. Photography, audio taping, and videotaping are not permitted.

Accessibility: The MOTNY is handicapped accessible.

Nearby Restaurants: The MOTNY does not have a cafeteria. However, there are many kosher and non-kosher restaurants in the immediate neighborhood.

MOTNY Merchandise: Please visit the Museum of Tolerance online store.

Age Appropriateness: Some of the exhibits contain graphic imagery and language. Exhibits are appropriate for ages 12 and up.

recommended as visitor friendly by the Guides Association of New York City

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Due to heavy volume of school groups we advise visitors to come between 2:00pm and 5:00pm. Arriving earlier in the day may result in visitors being asked to come back at a later time. Please call ahead for availability

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