Visitor Information


NOMA is committed to the health and safety of our community. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM. Safety guidelines require face coverings and social distancing. 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

Are you looking for Art in Bloom general admission tickets? Click here to purchase tickets.

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

  • Wednesday through Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday)
  • Hours: 10 AM–5 PM  **Please note, NOMA will be closing at 3:45 PM, last admission 2:30 PM on Wednesday May 5th and Thursday May 6th.
  • 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| This includes admission to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Please note there is an additional fee for Art in Bloom and the special exhibition, Buddha Shiva Lotus Dragon
  • Wednesdays are FREE admission days for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. (This does not include admission to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden or to the special exhibition, Buddha Shiva Lotus Dragon.)
  • NOMA has implemented optional 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. Please give your name and show your e-ticket (printed or on your phone) at the Visitor Services desk upon arrival. We will be selling tickets at Visitor Desk as well. 
  • 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.  
  • We require that visitors to the museum wear face masks as per CDC, state, and city guidelines. Face masks will be available for purchase upon entry.
  • Visitors to the museum will be limited to 75% capacity.
  • 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

  • Wednesday through Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday)
  • Hours: 10 AM–6 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

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18
  • 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

** Please note, the museum will be closing at 3:45 pm on Wednesday, May 5th and Thursday, May 6th.

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 receive a 10% discount on purchases. Capacity to the shop will be limited to 15 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.

Shoes and shirts are required to enter the museum.