Frequently Asked Questions

May I purchase tickets in advance?

Tickets for programs and events may be purchased in advance. Visit the Public Programs page.

Admission tickets for the Museum exhibits are available in person upon arrival.

Are there dining facilities?

There are no dining facilities at the Museum. Click on the TripAdvisor logo to find restaurants in the area. Snack and beverage vending machines and a seating area are available for visitors.

May I check a suitcase?

No, this is not permitted. Travel luggage, camping backpacks, and garment bags are not permitted in the coatroom.

Do umbrellas, coats, packages, and backpacks need to be checked?

Free self-service checking is provided in the coatroom for the following items which must be left: coats (unless they are going to be worn), packages, umbrellas, and large handbags. 

Are there parking facilities?

Complimentary parking is available on site and a short walk from the Museum buildings. Limited handicap parking is available just past the Museum entrance. Parking is available at the Manes Center, as well.

May I take photographs?

Still photography without flash for personal use by means of phones, hand-held cameras and tablet devices, is permitted, except for those objects which are explicitly prohibited by notice. Selfie sticks are not permitted. Videography and use of a tripod are not permitted at any time.

Are there guided tours?

The Museum offers both reserved and drop-in guided tours.

Does the Museum offer an audio guide?

We do not at this time offer an audio tour.

Do you rent any spaces for private events?

Certain areas are available for functions.

May I bring a child in a stroller or backpack?

Strollers and child carriers may be used in the galleries

Are you open late any evening?

We do not offer evening hours at this time.

Is there a time I can enter for free or pay what I wish?

Admission for Members is always free! Join today.

Are any items prohibited from being brought into the Museum?

The following items are not permitted: guns, knives, scissors, tools, spray paint, liquids, beverages, or any other object the Museum deems to be a concern.

What time do the galleries close?

Galleries begin to close at 4:45 p.m.


Museum Policies

Please do not touch any artwork or objects on display.

Coats, if not worn, must be checked at the coatroom. Complimentary self-service coat and bag check available.

While pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are allowed, no pens, ink, paints, markers, easels, or stools are permitted.

Sitting on the floor, exhibit pedestals or podiums or on cordoned-off furniture while sketching or taking notes is not permitted.

Non-flash photography is permitted in all spaces. Exceptions may apply. Video recording is not permitted in the Museum.

Speaking on a cell phone or using a radio or other music device is not permitted in the galleries. In consideration of others, we ask that visitors refrain from speaking into their cell phones except in the café seating area.

Scooters, skateboards, skates and wheeled shoes are not permitted.

There is no lecturing in the galleries except by Nassau County Museum of Art staff and docents.

The Museum reserves the right to decide what can and cannot be checked in at the coatroom.

The Museum is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, damaged, or left behind. 

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted in any of the Museum buildings or property.

There is no eating or drinking outside the designated area.

All backpacks, briefcases, and large bags must be checked.

Luggage, garment bags, carry-on bags, large duffle bags, bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters, plants, or flowers may not be brought into the Museum and cannot be checked.

Strollers may be brought into the Museum but cannot be checked.

Sealed boxes, packages, or musical instruments may not be brought into the Museum and cannot be checked.

All umbrellas must be checked unless contained within an admissibly sized bag.

Pets cannot be brought into the Museum.

The Museum is situated on the William Cullen Bryant Preserve. The following are prohibited on the grounds: ball playing or recreational sports, alcohol, loud music, pets, smoking of any kind.

Violations of the above guidelines and policies may result in your being asked to leave the Museum or grounds.



The Nassau County Museum of Art recognizes the diversity of our general public's abilities and needs, and offers a variety of programs and services to ensure the enjoyment and accessibility of the Museum to all visitors. Our facility is accessible to all visitors and is equipped with both ramps and an elevator. Our ramp is located to the left of the Saltzman Fine Art building (when facing the front doors), adjacent to the parking for individuals with disabilities. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and are located in the coatroom in the lobby. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. A single-user/handicapped restroom is located on the ground floor.

Service animals are, by law, welcome. A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered.

The Nassau County Museum of Art also offers a range of customized programs for visitors with disabilities. Private tours can be scheduled upon request for all visitors with special needs. Both our gallery and sculpture tours include adaptive, tactile experiences and accommodations.

For all inquiries email or call 516-484-9338 x12

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