General Visitor Information
Please note that the last admittance to the museum is 15 minutes before closing.
Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.*
Select Fridays until 9 p.m. (Check the NOMA Calendar of Events for dates)
Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Variations to Hours
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Closed Christmas Day
$15.00 adults | $10.00 seniors (65+) and military | $8.00 University students with ID |$6.00 children (7-12)
- Visitors age 19 and younger are free.
- TEEN PASS allows FREE entrance for students ages 13 – 19, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
- Wednesdays are FREE admission days for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. (May not include special exhibitions.)
- All backpacks, computer bags, and camera bags over 11 × 15 × 5 must be checked at the coat check room. To avoid a wait, visitors should not bring such items.
Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Hours and Admission
The Sculpture Garden is open 7 days a week with FREE admission.
Summer Hours | April 1 – September 30 | 10 am – 6 pm
Winter Hours | October 1 – March 31 | 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Endymion Saturday, Lundi Gras, Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Please be aware that galleries close temporarily as installations and exhibitions change. Thank you for your patience and understanding .
Cameras without tripods or flashes are permitted in the permanent collection galleries. Video cameras are not permitted. No objects in special exhibition galleries or on loan may be photographed. Please ask the Front Desk for details.
A $50 fee is required to take photos on NOMA’s portico or in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Click here for more details.
Materials used to sketch works of art must be dry media. One tablet no larger than 8 1/2” X 14” is allowed in the galleries.
Open during regular NOMA hours, the Museum Shop has a large selection of books, gift items, jewelry, reproductions, posters, and notecards for adults and children. NOMA members and area educators receive a 10% discount on purchases. Five students are admitted to the shop at one time due to the limited space. Students must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times.
Very large bags, backpacks, and umbrellas must be checked at Coat Check near the front desk of NOMA. Wheelchairs are also available for check-out, just please leave your ID.
No Outside Food or Beverages
Unfortunately, NOMA does not allow outside food or beverages, especially in the art galleries. You can check food or beverage items with Coat Check. Patrons are welcome to enjoy cuisine, coffee and refreshments at Café NOMA.