NOMA’s primary concern is the health of our visitors, staff, and community. At this time, visitors to the museum age 12+ are required to show proof of two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine (or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), or negative results of a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of your visit. Visitors ages 5–11 are required to show proof of one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or negative results of a Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of your visit.

All museum visitors are required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth while indoors. Masks are strongly recommended for visitors to NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test are not required to visit the Sculpture Garden. Face masks and vaccinations are required for NOMA employees.

We continue to monitor all federal, state, and local guidelines, and will update our policy accordingly. We recommend following NOLA Ready for the most up-to-date information from the city and using the LA Wallet mobile app, which provides vaccine verification.

Prepaid, contactless ticketing is available for visitors to the museum.


One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone 504.658.4100
Fax 504.658.4199

Museum Admission, Hours, and Guidelines

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and collection are our highest priorities. Here is what you can expect:

  • Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)
  • Hours: 10 am–5 pm
  • Admission: Members are free: Join Now | $15.00 adults | $10.00 seniors (65+) & active military with ID | $8.00 university students with ID | Free admission for visitors age 19 and younger courtesy of the Helis Foundation
  • Wednesdays are FREE admission days for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. (This does not include admission to some special exhibitions.)
  • NOMA will implement online timed ticketing for visitors and members, and we encourage contactless pay. Click here to purchase your tickets online. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email with an order confirmation with an e-ticket attached. Please give your name and show your e-ticket (printed or on your phone) at the Visitor Services desk upon arrival. 
  • No social gathering will be permitted. Please visit by yourself or with those from your household.
  • If you are not feeling well, especially if you have a fever, please stay home and return to the museum at a later date. 
  • Check room is not available at this time so plan accordingly. We ask that visitors keep bag sizes small. Please, no outside food or drinks.
  • Gallery attendants will be on site to monitor social distancing and foot-traffic flow.
  • Entrances and restrooms will feature sanitizing stations for visitors.
  • High-touch areas will undergo enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the day.
  • Standard rules of conduct in the museum may be found here.

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Admission, Hours, and Guidelines

  • Seven Days a week
  • Hours: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Admission: Museum Members: free (Join now) | Adults: $5 | Seniors, military, university students: $3 | Visitors 19 years and under: free
  • The health and safety of our guests, staff, and collection are our highest priorities. For information on new safety guidelines and other information, click here.

Holiday Hours

The Museum and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are open from 10 am–3 pm on the following holidays

  • Easter, Sunday, April 4
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 31
  • Independence Day, Sunday, July 4
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 6

The Museum and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25, and Christmas, Saturday, December 25

Transportation and Parking

Parking is always free on Lelong Drive and the streets surrounding NOMA within City Park. Handicap spaces are reserved at the front of the museum adjacent an entrance ramp. NOMA is also located near numerous attractions within City Park.

The handicap entrance on the right facing side of the museum near Café NOMA leads to a courtyard. Ring the buzzer on the door and security staff will allow entry. Please call 504.658.4105 if you require additional assistance.

The Canal-City Park streetcar line terminates at the intersection of Wisner Avenue and Esplanade Street, within a short walking distance of NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. RTA bus routes with stops near the museum include #27-Louisiana, #60-Hayne, #90 Carrollton, and #91 Jackson-Esplanade. Visit the RTA website for route maps and schedules.

Museum Policies

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” by 14” is allowed in the galleries.

Museum Shop
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. Capacity to the shop will be limited to 10 people at this time.

Check Room
Our check room is not available at this time. Please plan accordingly and keep bag sizes small. Wheelchairs are will still be available for check-out, first come, first serve.

No Outside Food or Beverages
Unfortunately, NOMA does not allow outside food or beverages, especially in the art galleries. Cafe NOMA is closed for renovation at this time.

Shoes and shirts are required to enter the museum.