Visitor Information


We look forward to welcoming you to the International Center of Photography's galleries, shop/bookstore, and café! For a full list of what’s open and what’s on view, see


COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies 

Updated 12/21/2022
These policies and guidelines are subject to change by ICP at any time. 
Use of Mask
During this period of high virus transmission, masks are strongly recommended.
ICP requires all staff, faculty, and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), everyone is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after the single-dose J&J/Janssen vaccine. The CDC recommends staying up to date with all COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters when eligible.
ICP does not require proof of vaccination for visitors.
Not Feeling Well? Stay Home 
Please do not come into ICP facilities if you have COVID-19 symptoms. 
Consider getting tested on day 5. 
Symptoms may include:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Headache New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
NOTE: If you had a fever, you must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication and all other symptoms must show improvement before returning.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 
ICP community members (staff, students, faculty) who test positive for COVID-19 should:
Isolate for 5 days. 
Inform your close contacts (anyone you have been in contact with for at least 10 minutes)
Return after 5 days, if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms. 
End isolation after day 5 but wear a high-quality mask through day 10. 
If you know that were exposed to COVID-19
You may report to ICP facilities, but we recommend that you wear a high-quality mask for 10 days 
Consider getting tested on day 5. 
If you begin experiencing symptoms, you should not report to ICP facilities, and we recommend getting tested. 
What New Yorkers Need to Know About COVID-19 
COVID Testing and What to Do If You Have COVID-19
COVID-19 Resource Guide for New York City 
For additional information about COVID-19, visit If you have questions, call 311.

General Guidelines and Policies


Baby strollers are welcome, but cannot be checked.


ICP supports all identities and expressions. Please use the restroom you prefer.

All restrooms are accessible to people using both manual and electric wheelchairs.


Unless otherwise noted, non-flash photography is permitted in all spaces. Video recording is not permitted in ICP’s museum. The use of flash, tripods, and selfie sticks is prohibited in the galleries.

Please note that visitors to ICP may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded. By attending, you grant ICP permission to use photographs and/or audiovisual recordings in which you appear for archival, documentary, publicity, advertising, or other purposes.

Cell Phones

Visitors can use cell phones throughout ICP’s museum. In consideration of others, we ask that visitors refrain from speaking into their cell phones in the galleries.


Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted in ICP’s museum. However, pens, paints, and easels are not permitted in the galleries.

Food & Drink

Outside food and drinks are not permitted in ICP’s museum.


Smoking and e-cigarettes are not permitted anywhere within the building.

Inappropriate Behavior

ICP staff and visitors have the right to an environment free from abusive, threatening, or inappropriate behavior. ICP reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner.


Weapons inside ICP pose a potential threat to the safety and security of our visitors and employees, and firearms of any type are strictly prohibited at all times at ICP.

Violations of the above guidelines and policies may result in your being asked to leave ICP (without refund).

Museum Admissions

For a full list of admissions information, see

Corporate Partners

ICP offers complimentary museum admission to employees of our corporate partners at the Admissions & Information desk, with valid staff identification.

Active Military and Veterans

ICP offers discounted admission to active members and veterans of the United States military with valid identification, and to military families with dependent cards. Tickets are available at the Admissions & Information desk.

Staff from Other Museums

Staff, volunteers, and interns from other museums may receive free admission for two with valid staff identification. Staff from sites and monuments are not eligible.

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

ICOM members receive free admission for two. A valid membership card is required. ICOMOS members are not eligible.

American Association of Museums (AAM)

AAM members receive free admission for one at the Admissions & Information desk. A valid membership card and matching photo identification are required.