Visitor Information

Covid-19 Updates

NOMA’s primary concern is the health of our visitors, staff, and community. We continue to monitor all federal, state, and local guidelines, and will update our policy accordingly. Click the link below to view our most up-to-date Covid-19 safety guidelines

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines

We recommend following NOLA Ready for the most recent information from the city and using the LA Wallet mobile app, which provides vaccine verification.


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

NOMA and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are located in picturesque New Orleans City Park. Learn more about the park on their website.

Museum Hours and Admission

The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 am–5 pm.

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Adults | $15
Active Military with ID | $10
Seniors | $10
University Students with ID | $8

Free for NOMA members
Free admission for youth ages 13–19, courtesy of the Helis Foundation
Free admission for children 12 and under
Free for Taylor Scholars and two guests

On Wednesdays, Louisiana residents receive FREE general admission to the museum, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
Library Culture Pass holders receive free general admission to the museum.


Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden Admission and Hours

Free and open to the public seven days a week. Donations are appreciated.

Summer Hours (April–September): 10 am–6 pm
Winter Hours (October–March): 10 am–5 pm

Please note: pets, food, picnicking, and bikes are not permitted in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Click here for a full list of guidelines.


Holiday Hours

The museum and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are open 10 am–3 pm on the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year’s Eve

The museum and the Besthoff Sculpture Garden are closed on New Year’s Day, Endymion Saturday, Lundi Gras, Mardi Gras, Juneteenth, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

NOMA Is a Blue Star Museum

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2022 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2022 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022.

Admission through the Blue Star Museums program does not include tickets to special exhibitions or programs.

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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 NOMA Museum Shop. 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.