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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:

F train: Queensbridge/21 St

7 train: Vernon-Jackson

N & W trains: Broadway

Directions from NYC Ferry:


11 am–6 pm

We are accepting timed reservations for dates through February 27.

Book a Visit

Free First Friday

Admission is free on the first Friday of the month.
Tickets are released two weeks before each date, at 12 pm ET.

Book a Visit on Free First Friday


General Admission
Seniors (65+)
Students with valid ID

Members & Free Partnerships

Admission is always free (with ID) for:

Members and free partners not listed on the booking calendar at Book a Visit may schedule a visit anytime by contacting or 718.204.7088 ext 216. Please specify the preferred date and time, the names of all guests, and a contact phone number.

Health & Safety

The Museum is accepting guests at a limited capacity. Visits must be scheduled in advance.

All guests who are 5 years of age or older must show proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, along with an ID with information matching the proof of vaccination, in order to enter the Museum. Guests ages 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received two vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof may include vaccination cards (original or photo), the Excelsior Pass, NYC COVID SAFE app, or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the United States. Learn more about New York City’s Key to NYC requirements here. Our staff members are also required to be vaccinated.

Visitors (ages 2+) and staff are required to wear snugly fitting masks that cover the nose and mouth, even if fully vaccinated. Bandannas, neck gaiters, and masks with valves are not acceptable. Masks are required at all times and in all areas, including in the garden and while taking photos.

If you feel unwell, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 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.

Stay at least six feet apart from different households.

The Cafe and drinking fountains are closed. Food and drink are not permitted, except for water bottles with lids. Please drink water in the garden only and keep masks on when not drinking water.

Coat check is closed. Please do not bring in bicycles, scooters, parcels, or large backpacks.

Laminated walking guides may be temporarily removed from the galleries. Download our free mobile guide to the Museum in the Bloomberg Connects app


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 requested by a government health authority, we may share your name and email address with them for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes only. If you do not want your name or email address used for these purposes, please email

The Noguchi Museum reserves the right to refuse entry or require that visitors leave the premises if they do not follow safety guidelines or instructions from our staff.




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. Transcripts of archival content are available by request to

Learn More About Access

Public Talks

Educator-led tours are currently on pause, and are tentatively scheduled to resume in February 2022.

Learn More About Tours

Download Gallery & Exhibition Guides

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

Download Bloomberg Connects

Gallery Guides (PDF)

Walking Guides, Permanent Installation
(updated December 17, 2021)

Noguchi: Useless Architecture

Objects of Common Interest: Hard, Soft, and All Lit Up with Nowhere to Go


Family Activity Guides (PDF)

Family Guide in English

Family Guide in Spanish (Español)

Family Guide in Japanese (日本語)

General Visitor Policies

The nearest bicycle racks are located at Socrates Sculpture Park, two blocks north across Vernon Boulevard.

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.

Photography 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.

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

Costume changes, prolonged posing with and/or blocking artworks, and other characteristics of photo shoots are not permitted. 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.