Admission, Hours & Directions

Visiting the New Haven Museum
We are excited to welcome you back to the New Haven Museum!  The Museum is following the Reopen Connecticut sector rules for Museums, Zoos and Aquariums as well as monitoring the CDC guidelines. We ask that you assist us in our efforts to ensure a safe and welcoming experience for our visitors and staff by respecting our rules and etiquette guidelines.

The Museum galleries are open. Masks are required at all times. We prefer that you secure your timed entry by completing your reservation online and paying through Eventbrite.

Public hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 12 noon to 5 pm. The last entry is 4 pm.

Museum & Library Admission:

  • Adults: $4
  • Seniors: $3
  • Students (12+): $2
  • Children: Free
  • Members: Free    Join today!


To schedule an appointment in the Whitney Library, researchers must first contact the librarian directly
at or 203.562.4183 ext. 115 to discuss their research project. Appointments must be made through the librarian. The Whitney Library is unable to accept reservations through the Eventbrite ticketing system.

Taking Care During COVID-19

The Museum is cleaned daily on an enhanced schedule.  Our staff is cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces and bathrooms regularly throughout the day. An inherent risk of exposure to the coronavirus exists in any public space where people are present. By visiting the Museum you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.  By purchasing a ticket, you agree to abide by the Museum’s rules and guidelines for visitors.

Please do not visit if you or a member of your party is sick. Visitors exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the Museum.

If you are traveling from an affected state included in Connecticut’s travel advisory and have not yet completed 14 days of quarantine, we will ask you to postpone your visit to the museum to a later date. For a complete and updated list of affected states, please visit:

  • Please register in advance online and provide complete contact information for the members of your party.
  • Masks must be worn at all times and must completely cover nose and mouth.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for your use upon entering and throughout your visit.
  • Practice social distancing, staying 6 or more feet apart.
  • Please observe occupancy numbers posted for each gallery area.
  • Please do not touch any objects, display cases, furniture, or monitors. interactives have been disabled.
  • Follow directional arrows for movement through the Museum galleries.
  • Heavy packages, large bags, or articles of luggage are not permitted.
  • All visitors must enter at the front door unless needing wheelchair access or experiencing mobility issues.
  • Restrooms are designated for one user at a time.
  • Please do not bring food or drink into the Museum.
  • Please cover your nose or mouth when sneezing and use garbage receptacles for your tissues.
  • Should you feel unwell during the course of your visit, please alert our staff.

The New Haven Museum thanks Connecticut Humanities for a COVID-19 Relief Grant to help defray staff salaries and other costs during the Museum’s closure due to COVID-19, and expenses related to the safe reopening of the Museum to the public.  Funding for the grant is from the Connecticut Humanities Fund made possible by the Connecticut General Assembly.

A special thank you to the Shoreline Arts Alliance and the Yale School of Public Health for providing the New Haven Museum and other Connecticut arts venues with guidance on reopening using science-based safety.

Directions to NHM

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From Interstate 95
Exit onto Interstate 91 North and follow directions below

From 91 North or South

  • Take Exit 3 – Trumbull Street
  • At end of ramp stay in center lane
  • Proceed straight through first traffic light
  • At next traffic light turn right
  • NHM will be immediately on your left.
  • There is limited parking in the rear of the building.
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