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

ICP Galleries

Currently, masks are strongly recommended but not required in the ICP Galleries. 

ICP School

Currently, masks are strongly recommended but not required in the ICP School. 

ICP provides the highest standards for air filtration set by the CDC for its museum and school facilities.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies

We are working to keep you safe and healthy, but we cannot guarantee you won’t be exposed to COVID-19 by visiting ICP. By entering ICP’s premises you assume the risk of such exposure.

Hours and Arrival

ICP is open Thursday 11 AM to 9 PM, Monday, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM. For a full list of admissions information, see

The museum entrance is at 79 Essex Street. Visitors can exit the building on Ludlow Street.

Book Online

Admission to ICP is by timed ticketed entry however, walk up ticketing is also an option. We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets online in advance of your visit to guarantee admission.

Please arrive during the 30-minute window of your timed ticket to help us ensure a safe flow in the lobby.

Not Feeling Well? Stay Home

Please do not visit ICP if you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or is suspected of having COVID-19.

Travel Light

Our checkroom is closed and large bags will not be permitted.

Follow Directions

Signage, floor markings, and physical barriers will guide you through our space and help keep you safe. Please follow these and any verbal communications given by ICP staff or security guards.

Keep Clean and Stop the Spread

During your visit, wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, and avoid touching your face.

ICP provides the highest standards for air filtration set by the CDC for its museum and school facilities.

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.