The Bronx Museum Visitor Guide

Photo by Julienne Schaer

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum

Please review our policies to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.

Admission

Admission is always free
Visitors may reserve their free ticket in advance. We strongly suggest arriving at your scheduled time for ease of entry. Walk-ins are welcome.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Reserve Tickets

Group Tours
Groups of more than 10 people require reservation in advance. Visit our Tours page to schedule a Self-Guided or Educator-Led tour.

Reserve Group Tours

Hours

Monday - Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday - Sunday
1 – 6PM

Holidays
The Bronx Museum will be closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Accessibility

The Bronx Museum is dedicated to providing all visitors access to its exhibitions.  All public areas of the Museum, including galleries and restrooms, are wheelchair accessible. Complimentary wheelchairs are available in the lobby area on a first-come, first-served basis.

Safety

At this time, proof of vaccination is no longer required to visit the Museum. Face masks are suggested for visitors aged two years and older, as we continue to prioritize the safety of our guests

Visitor Policies

Bag check
All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the Museum.

Luggage is not permitted and cannot be stored at this time.

Backpacks must be carried.

Umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries. Please check your umbrella at the front desk.

Photography
Photography is permitted unless otherwise noted. Videotaping, use of flash, selfie sticks, and tripods are prohibited.

Cell Phone Use
Cell phones should be set to vibrate or silent

Sketching
Sketching is permitted in the galleries (pencil only, no ink or paint) with sketchbooks no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 centimeters). Easels, stools, and sitting on the floor is not permitted. If galleries are crowded, guards may ask visitors to stop sketching or writing.

Food & drink
Outside food and drinks are not permitted.

Touching
Please do not touch artworks, frames, platforms or pedestals, labels, or display cases.

The Bronx Museum prohibits the following:

  • Solicitation for charitable donations
  • Running or disruptive behavior
  • Explosives, firearms, knives, weapons, and noxious substances

Location

Located at 1040 Grand Concourse, The Bronx Museum is easily accessible by walking, biking, car, and public transportation.

Getting here by subway
Please check the MTA website for service changes that could impact travel plans, and for MTA accessibility information.

D train to 167 St. Walk south two blocks.  

4 train to the 161 Street/Yankee Stadium Station. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, then, walk north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165th St.

View MTA Subway Map

Getting here by MTA bus
Bx1 or Bx2 to Grand Concourse / E 165th St.
View Bx1 Bus Schedule
View Bx2 Bus Schedule

Please check the MTA website for service changes that could impact travel plans, and for MTA accessibility information. 

Getting here by Citbike
Located at Grand Concourse and E. 166th Street 

Getting here by Metro North Railroad
Hudson Line to Yankees – E. 153rd Street, walk to 161st Street and River Avenue. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, then, walk north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165th St.

View Metro North Railroad for details and schedules

Getting Here By Car
Visit maps.google.com for individualized driving instructions.

From Manhattan: Take the FDR Drive to Willis Avenue Bridge, stay to your left, merge onto the Major Deegan North. Exit at 138th St. and Grand Concourse.  Proceed to 165th St. and Grand Concourse.

Or, take Riverside Drive to 155th St., make right onto 155th St. Go straight until you reach the Macombs Dam Bridge. Cross bridge, proceed to 165th St. Turn right onto 165th St. and proceed to Grand Concourse.

From Brooklyn: Take any Manhattan-bound bridge to FDR Drive north. Proceed north to Willis Ave Bridge, stay to your left, merge onto the Major Deegan North. Exit at 138th St. and Grand Concourse. Proceed to 165th St. and Grand Concourse.

Or, Take the Triboro Bridge to the Major Deegan.  Exit 138th St. and Grand Concourse. Proceed to 165th St.

From the Cross Bronx Expressway: Take #87/New York State Thruway South (Major Deegan). Exit at 161st St./ Yankee Stadium. Make a right off the exit ramp. Make a left at light and proceed to 165th St. Turn right onto 165th St. and proceed to Grand Concourse.

Parking
Paid parking (MPG Parking) is located across the street at 1020 Grand Concourse.

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