Frequently Asked Questions

Are the New Orleans Museum of Art and Besthoff Sculpture Garden open? What are the hours? How much does it cost?

The Museum and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are currently open. Hours and admission fees are as follows:

Museum: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm. 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.

Louisiana residents receive free admission to the museum on Wednesdays, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. This does not include admission to some special exhibits.

Besthoff Sculpture Garden: Open Daily. Summer Hours: 10 am–6 pm. Winter Hours 10 am–5 pm. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

How do I purchase tickets?

NOMA has implemented online timed ticketing for visitors and members entering the museum, and we encourage contactless pay. Click here to purchase your tickets online. After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with a PDF e-ticket attached. Please give your name and show your e-ticket (printed or on your phone) at the Visitor Services desk upon arrival. If you are unable to get tickets online, we will have some tickets available on-site. 

Does NOMA have a check room?

Our check room will not be available at this time so plan accordingly. We ask that visitors keep bag sizes small. Please, no outside food or drinks.

Are vaccines required? 

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. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test are not required to visit NOMA’s Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Do I need to wear a face covering?

All museum visitors are required to wear a face mask covering the nose and mouth while indoors. Masks are strongly recommended for visitors to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. 

Is Cafe NOMA open?

Cafe NOMA is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm . Visit the cafe’s website for more information

Will the shop be open?

The NOMA Museum Shop is open during all museum hours. Capacity will be limited to fifteen people at a time. Shop online at any time. 

Will water fountains be available? 

Yes, water fountains can be found near the restroom in the museum and outside in the Sculpture Garden. We will allow small personal water bottles in pockets or small bags, but please, for the safety of the collection, do not drink while in the galleries.  

Will NOMA be hosting tours, events and programming?

At this time, the Museum will not be hosting group gatherings. We do invite you to visit the Museum and tour our exhibitions on your own, using our mobile guide. We will continue to provide online opportunities through our website. Sign up for email updates today!

What other measures are being implemented to maintain a safe environment for staff and visitors?

  • NOMA is maintaining a rigorous cleaning schedule, frequently sanitizing high touch areas like door handles. 
  • NOMA staff have access to masks and gloves.  
  • Hand sanitation stations have been installed for staff and visitors.
  • Signage throughout the Museum has been installed to communicate protocol and remind visitors to remain socially distant. 

The health and safety of our visitors and staff are our highest priorities. NOMA has implemented several preventative measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Despite these measures, there is some risk of contracting COVID-19 in all public spaces. By visiting the New Orleans Museum of Art, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.