Admission, Hours & Directions


In conjunction with the exhibition, Shining Light on Truth: New Haven, Yale, and Slavery, admission is free through summer 2024, made possible by Yale University.

Public hours:
Wednesday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 12 to 5 pm.

Closed New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Check our homepage, Facebook and Instagram for scheduling updates.

Museum Galleries Admission:

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

Whitney Library Admission

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 Eventbrite.

Please note that Whitney Library admission is not included in the CT Summer at the Museum program.

Library admission rates:  

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

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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