Update on Admission from the New Orleans Museum of Art


NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) is adjusting general admission ticket pricing in 2024 for out-of-state visitors, beginning immediately. Pricing for Louisiana residents will not change.

Admission for Louisiana residents remains:

  • $15 for adults
  • $10 for seniors ages 65 and up
  • $10 for active military with ID
  • $8 for university students with ID

Effective January 2, 2024, general museum admission for out-of-state visitors will be:

  • $20 for adults
  • $15 for seniors ages 65 and up
  • $15 for active military with ID
  • $13 for university students with ID

These adjustments to the museum’s ticket prices will better support NOMA’s renowned exhibition program and important educational initiatives, while keeping admission accessible for local and in-state visitors.

NOMA continues to actively expand its offerings of free and discounted admission, including:

  • Free admission for NOMA members to the museum and special exhibitions
  • Free general museum admission on Wednesdays for Louisiana residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation
  • Free general museum admission for children 12 and under
  • Free general museum admission for youth ages 13–19, courtesy of The Helis Foundation
  • Free general museum admission for Taylors Scholars with two guests
  • Free general museum admission for Louisiana residents participating in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP)
  • Free general museum admission through partner libraries, including the New Orleans Public Library’s Culture Pass program and Ascension Parish Library’s Adventure Pass program
  • Discounted admission for Louisiana residents taking public transportation, including New Orleans Regional Transit Authority buses and streetcars and the Blue Bikes rideshare network

NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden remains free and open to the public, seven days a week.

For more information on admission to NOMA, visit https://noma.org/visit/visitor-information/.


About NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) and its Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden are home to innovative exhibitions, installations, educational programs, and research. Exploring human creativity across time, cultures, and disciplines, the global scope of the museum’s initiatives open a vibrant dialogue with the history and culture of New Orleans. The museum stewards a collection of nearly 50,000 works, with exceptional holdings in African art, photography, decorative arts, and Japanese art, as well as strengths in American and French art, and an expanding collection highlighting contemporary artists. The museum’s exhibitions and dynamic learning and engagement offerings serve as a forum for visitors to engage with diverse perspectives, share cultural experiences, and foster a life of learning at all ages. Recent exhibitions include Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club, Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers, The Orléans Collection (an exhibition of forty European masterpieces from the collection of the city’s namesake, Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans), East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth Century America Landscape Photography, and Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories (seven contemporary art projects focusing on reimagining stories from the city’s past).  

NOMA’s 12-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden expands visitors’ experiences of the museum with one of the most notable sculpture gardens in the country. The Besthoff Sculpture Garden, free and open to the public seven days a week, has nearly 100 sculptures and outdoor works of art situated in a unique landscape featuring Spanish moss-laden live oaks and a sinuous lagoon surrounded by an expansive ecosystem of native plants. The works in the garden range from the 19th to the 21st centuries, with pieces by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois, Ida Kohlmeyer, Claes Oldenburg, Sean Scully, Maya Lin, Do Ho Suh, Ugo Rondinone, Wangechi Mutu, Hank Willis Thomas, and many others. The Besthoff Sculpture Garden features contemporary design elements—including a sculpture pavilion, an amphitheater, and an architecturally significant canal link bridge connecting the garden’s original 2003 footprint with a 2019 expansion. Its water management practices support the health and resiliency of New Orleans City Park and the surrounding environment. Throughout the year, NOMA hosts outdoor programs in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden including festivals, performances, wellness classes, tours, and more.