General Visitor Information
Please note that the last admittance to the museum is 45 minutes before closing.
Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday | 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Holiday Hours (Museum and Sculpture Garden)
Labor Day: 12-5 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$10 adults | $8 seniors | $6 children (7-17)
- Children 6 and under are free.
- University students with valid ID receive $8 admission.
- 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. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Monday – Friday | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Over the next several weeks works of art in the third floor elevator lobby will be de-installed in preparation for a renovation. We will also be removing any objects from the interior galleries that share a wall with the elevator lobby or that might be at risk from vibration. This includes works in the Indian, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and African galleries. During the renovation, the interior galleries will still be accessible through one side. Thank you for your understanding as we work to improve our gallery spaces.
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.