Visitor Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: NOMA is committed to the health and safety of our community. In accordance with instructions from our state and local government regarding novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the museum and sculpture garden are currently closed. Regular updates will be posted at this website and on our e-newsfeed. Read our response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

Museum Hours

Please note that the last admittance to the museum is 15 minutes before closing.

Tuesday – Friday* | 10 am-6 pm
*Select Friday Nights at NOMA | 10 am-9 pm (Visit the NOMA Calendar of Events for dates when the museum remains open until 9 pm with special programming)
Saturday | 10 am-5 pm
Sunday | 11 am-5 pm
Closed Mondays

⚠️ On Wednesday, March 25, the museum will close at 5 pm.

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Hours 

The Sculpture Garden is open 7 days a week with free admission. DOWNLOAD A MAP OF THE BESTHOFF SCULPTURE GARDEN. 

Winter Hours | October 1 – March 31 | 10 am – 5 pm

Summer Hours | April 1 – September 30 | 10 am – 6 pm

The Museum and the Sculpture Garden are closed in 2020 on Endymion Saturday (February 22), Lundi Gras (February 24), Mardi Gras (February 25), Thanksgiving Day (November 26) and Christmas Day (December 25).

2020 Special Holiday Hours for Museum and Sculpture Garden 

The Museum and Sculpture Garden are open from 12 – 5 pm on the following holidays in 2020: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20), Easter (April 12), Memorial Day (May 25), Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day (September 7), and from 11 am to 5 pm on New Year’s Eve (December 31) and New Year’s Day (January 1).

Open 10 am-3 pm on Christmas Eve (December 24).

Open 11 am-5 pm on New Year’s Eve (December 31) and New Year’s Day (January 1).

Museum Admission

$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 | Admission to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden is always free

  • All visitors age 19 and younger are admitted free. Teenagers are given free admission through the end of 2020 thanks to The Helis Foundation. Pick up a Teen Pass at NOMA’s front desk, or click this link to download a NOMA Teen Pass.
  • 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 inches must be checked at the coat check. To avoid a wait, visitors should not bring such items.

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.

Pardon our progress. The handicap entrance on the right facing side of the museum near Cafe NOMA is currently closed during renovations to the building. Please use the ramp on the left facing side, which 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.

Rental stations for Blue Bikes New Orleans are located to the right of the front entrance of the museum and at the streetcar terminus.

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. 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.

Coat Check
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 at the coat check. Patrons are welcome to enjoy cuisine, coffee, and other refreshments at Café NOMA.

Shoes and shirts are required to enter the museum.