Visitor Information


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 and Hours

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.)

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Admission and Hours

  • Hours: Open seven days a week
  • Summer Hours (April-Oct.) 10 AM–6 PM  | Winter Hours (Oct.-March) 10 AM–5 PM
  • Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
  • 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

  • Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24, 2021)
  • New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1, 2022)
  • Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 17, 2022)
  • Easter (Sunday, April 17, 2022)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 30, 2022)
  • Independence Day (Monday, July 4, 2022)
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 5, 2022)
  • Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24, 2022)
  • New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31, 2022)

The Museum and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are closed on Endymion Saturday, Lundi Gras, Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

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 entrances are located on the left and right side of the museum near Café NOMA  and the Museum Store. Ramps at the main museum entrance stairs lead 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 Guidelines

Please do not touch. Help us preserve the works of art by staying a safe distance of 3 feet away.

Photography, without flash, is permitted in the Museum. Video cameras, and equipment such as tripods are not permitted. When posted, photography is special exhibitions may be prohibited.

A $50 fee is required to take photos on NOMA’s portico or in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Click here for more details.

No Outside Food or Beverages
Unfortunately, NOMA does not allow outside food or beverages, especially in the art galleries.

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

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

Shoes and shirts are required to enter the museum.