Admission, Hours & Directions

Stay Safe!

We have made the difficult decision to close our doors again to the public, given the alarming spike in coronavirus cases here in our region. Please stay connected with our staff via phone, email, social media, and We look forward to welcoming you back in early 2021.

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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