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The Isamu Noguchi Foundation
and Garden Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, New York 11106

Directions from the nearest subway stations:

N & W trains: Broadway

F train: Queensbridge/21 St

7 train: Vernon-Jackson

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11 am–6 pm

Advance reservations are recommended but not required. The last entry is at 5:30 pm, and the Shop closes at 5:45 pm.

Please note that there will be no elevator access on Wednesday, July 25, and Thursday, July 26, due to repair work.

Book a Visit

From July 31–August 25, admission is half-price while the second floor galleries are closed for installation.

Book a Visit July 31–August 25

Free First Friday

Admission is free on the first Friday of every month. Tickets are released two weeks before each date, at 12 pm ET. From May through September, the Museum is open with extended hours until 8 pm on Free First Fridays.

Book a Visit on Free First Friday


General Admission
Seniors (65+)
Students with ID

Admission is always free (with ID) for:

Members and free program partners may visit any time during open hours, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 am–6 pm (last entry is at 5:30 pm), without making a reservation. Please provide proof of membership to the staff upon arrival. Contact with any questions.


Public tours are available daily at 2 pm. Tours are conversational and explore select works in the Museum’s collection and exhibitions while introducing the life and vision of Isamu Noguchi. Free with admission; advanced registration is not required.

For the duration of Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within, Noguchi Educators will lead a guided touch experience with a selection of Toshiko Takaezu’s closed ceramic forms daily at 3 pm. This experience is free with admission and requires walk-up registration at the front desk. Capacity is limited to a maximum of 15 participants per day. 

Public tours in Spanish take place on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 pm in July and August. Public tours in Japanese take place on select Saturdays at 3 pm.

Private guided tours in English, Spanish, or Japanese are available upon request for groups of up to 15 people. We offer free guided tours for visitors with disabilities and their carepartners, and local non-profit organizations. For more information or to book a tour, email or call 718.204.7088 ext 203.

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Group Visits

Groups visiting the Museum with more than 9 people are required to book in advance for self-guided visits to the Museum. To book a self-guided visit, email or call 718.204.7088 ext 240. 


The Noguchi Museum is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair and portable seating are available at the Museum entry desk. Service animals are welcome in the Museum. If you encounter any access issue at the Museum or using this website, please contact

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Photography & Video Policy

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum grants permission for photography for personal use only in the Museum’s galleries, sculpture garden and indoor/outdoor pavilion, with the following restrictions:

Tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, flashes, reflectors, other lighting equipment, and large format cameras (4×5) are prohibited. 

Media recorded at the Museum may not be used commercially, i.e. in any print or digital publication, newspaper, magazine, multimedia, or social media or blog post that is sponsored and/or promoting a commercial product; or be sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise exploited in any manner. 

Engagement photos, headshots, product shoots, sponsored posts, and all other types of photo shoot are not allowed. Costume changes, prolonged posing with and/or blocking artworks, and other characteristics of photo shoots are not permitted.

Isamu Noguchi’s intellectual property rights are managed by Artists Rights Society. For copyright permission to publish images of Isamu Noguchi’s work, and all other rights and reproduction inquiries, please contact

Any non-commercial photography for school projects requires advance permission, at a minimum of 24 hours before arrival at the Museum.

At all times, please move with awareness and consideration of fellow visitors’ enjoyment of the Museum, and for the safety of the artworks and plantings. 

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum reserves the right to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph or record video in the Museum, at any time and for any reason.

General Visitor Policies

The nearest bicycle racks are located at Socrates Sculpture Park, two blocks north across Vernon Boulevard. E-scooters are not permitted in the building or at the coat check.

Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum, except for water bottles with lids.

Pets are not permitted in the Museum.

Weapons of any kind are not allowed in the Museum.

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere on the grounds.

At all times, please move with awareness and consideration of fellow visitors’ enjoyment of the Museum, and for the safety of the artworks and plantings.

Health & Safety

There is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public space. The Noguchi Museum cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit, and by entering the Museum you assume the risk of such exposure.

If you feel unwell, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days, or have had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19, you may not visit the Museum. Tickets will be refunded.

Download Gallery & Exhibition Guides

Explore the Museum with our mobile guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.

Mobile Guide

Gallery Guides (PDF)

Walking Guides, Permanent Installation
(updated August 17, 2023)


Family Activity Guides (PDF)

Family Guide in English

Family Guide in Spanish (Español)

Family Guide in Japanese (日本語)