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Museum Hours

Please note that the last admittance to the museum is 45 minutes before closing.

Tuesday through Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Monday

NOMA’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is open seven days a week with free admission.

Sculpture Garden Hours
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Memorial Day: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please check here to see if there are special upcoming holiday hours.

Photography
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.

Sketching
Materials used to sketch works of art must be dry media. One tablet no larger than 8 1/2” X 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 with Coat Check. Patrons are welcome to enjoy cuisine, coffee and refreshments at Cafe NOMA.

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“"NOMA most certainly captures the essence of New Orleans. The exhibits are a collection of cultures from around the world making this the gumbo of art." ” Derrick Melder, New Orleans