Sculpture Garden Guidelines

The Besthoff Sculpture Garden is the outdoor gallery of NOMA. Our sculptures and plantings are very important. Museum behavior applies.

  • All ages are welcome. We recommend holding hands with the youngest and fastest children.
  • Stay on the pathways and mowed lawns for your safety as well as the safety of the sculptures and plants.
  • Keep your distance. Please do not touch or climb on the sculptures. Our skin has oils that damage the works of art.
  • Capture memories with your personal cameras. Filming or photography requiring equipment or exclusive use of an area is prohibited.*
  • Running, climbing, and horseplay are not allowed in the Sculpture Garden. It should be treated as an outdoor museum.
  • Many varieties of plants, wildlife, and insects make their homes in the Sculpture Garden. Please do not disturb these valuable members of our ecosystem.
  • Speak in a normal voice. Other visitors could be disturbed by shouting.
  • Dispose of trash in proper receptacles.
  • Relax. Benches are located around the garden. Enjoy a bite to eat at Café NOMA inside the museum. Picnicking is not allowed in the Sculpture Garden.
  • Service dogs are welcomed, but please do not bring your pets.
  • Sporting activities are not permitted, including skateboards, bicycles, or rollerblades.
  • The Garden is a smoke free environment.
  • Take a stroll or roll. The garden’s many meandering paths are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Wheelchair rentals are available at the main entrance.

*Permits and fees are required for professional photo shoots. Please contact Maura Minteer, Private Events Manager, at (504) 658.4139 or events@noma.org for more details.