All the late museum hours in NYC you should know about

Looking for which of NYC's best museums are open late? We’ve got all the information here.
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By Howard Halle |
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Although New York is the city that never sleeps, its museums don’t exactly keep 24-hour schedules like some places; most days, they’re only open until around 6pm. That may be okay for tourists, but not always convenient for New Yorkers. Which is why it’s good to know that many major NYC museums—the Met, the Guggenheim and MoMA among them—maintain late hours on certain days. If you’re looking to find out when those are, consult our guide to all the late museum hours in NYC you should know about.

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Late museum hours

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American Museum of Folk Art
Photograph: Olya Vysotskaya
Museums, Art and design

American Folk Art Museum

icon-location-pin Upper West Side

AFAM’s late hours are perfect for taking in an exhibition on your way to see the Philharmonic or City Opera across the street at Lincoln Center.

Tue–Thu, Sat 11:30am–7pm; Fri noon–7:30pm

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Bronx Museum of the Arts
Photograph: Courtesy Bronx Museum
Museums, Art and design

Bronx Museum of the Arts

icon-location-pin The Bronx

Late closings on Friday gives you that much more time to make it up to the Bronx to see the museum’s cool exhibits.

Fri 11am–8pm

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Brooklyn Museum
Photograph: JongHeon Martin Kim
Museums, Natural history

Brooklyn Museum

icon-location-pin Prospect Park

The Brooklyn Museum’s late hours are especially helpful for borough residents, but everyone should try to try to take advantage of its first Saturday festivities, which include music and food along with the art.

Thu 11am–10pm; first Saturday of every month 11am–11pm

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cooperhewitt1
Things to do, Schools and universities

Cooper Hewitt

icon-location-pin Upper East Side

Make an evening of taking in cool exhibitions of the latest design innovations during the Cooper Hewitt’s late hours.

Sat 10am–9pm

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Photograph: David M. Heald, © SRGF, New York
Museums, Art and design

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

icon-location-pin Upper East Side

The Gugg’s late closing hours on Saturdays may not seem that late, but they do give you extra time to see its amazing Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building and rotunda.

Sat 10am–7:45pm

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Jewish Museum
Photograph: Jason Mandella
Museums, History

The Jewish Museum

icon-location-pin Central Park

Late hours on Thursdays offer additional viewing time to check out the Jewish Museum’s sharp contemporary exhibits, and fascinating permanent collection, along with talks and workshops.

Thu 11am–8pm

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The Met Breuer
Photograph: Courtesy The Met Breuer
Art

The Met Breuer

icon-location-pin Lenox Hill

Linger awhile longer during late hours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s branch for modern and contemporary art.

Thu, Fri 10am–9 pm

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photograph: Marc Hope
Museums, Art and design

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

icon-location-pin Central Park

The Met is the greatest museum in the world, and, in addition to an encyclopedic collection and fabulous exhibits, its late nights offer special events, concerts, drawing classes—and cocktails!

Fri, Sat 10am–9pm

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The Morgan Library & Museum
Photograph: Graham Haber
Museums, History

The Morgan Library & Museum

icon-location-pin Murray Hill

Besides world-renown holdings of Old Master drawings, evening hours at The Morgan Library & Museum offer visitors a chance to explore the McKim, Mead & White–designed mansion of Gilded Age Wall Street tycoon Pierrepont Morgan.

Fri 10:30am–9pm

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Museum of Arts & Design
Photograph: Jenna Bascom, courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design
Museums, Art and design

Museum of Arts & Design

icon-location-pin Hell's Kitchen

Evenings at MAD are a great time to experience the very best of cutting-edge design, crafts and contemporary art.

Thu, Fri 10am–9pm

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