Photography Policy

Visitors are welcome to take photos (no flash, no tripods) of objects in the fourth-floor Luce Center and in the DiMenna Children's History Museum. Photography is prohibited in all other areas.


In the galleries

  • No touching artwork
  • No cell phone calls, radios, or musical devices
  • Sketching is allowed in the galleries with pencil only
  • Sitting on the floor is not permitted
  • Children under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult
  • No food can be brought into the museum
  • Only bottles with a closed cap can be brought into the museum


Coat check policy

All bags are subject to security inspection and search. The museum reserves the right to decide what can and cannot be checked in

  • Bags (11 x 14 inches or smaller) may be carried throughout the museum, anything larger will have to be checked in
  • Umbrellas must be checked or placed in a protective bag supplied by the museum upon entering
  • Coats may be carried into the galleries
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the coat check and may be reserved in advance
  • Items such as laptops, cell phones, wallets, bikes, musical instruments, perishables, and possessions of high value cannot be checked in
  •  The museum is not responsible for any articles left in the coat check overnight. If you have lost something, please call (212)873-3400 ext. 369 or visit the coat check for lost and found
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