We look forward to welcoming you back to the International Center of Photography, which will reopen on Thursday, October 1, 2020. At this time, our galleries and shop will reopen but the café remains closed. Our education programs will remain online through summer 2021. For a full list of what’s open and what’s on view, see icp.org/visit.
Your safety, and that of our team, continue to be our top priority. Rest assured that we are following procedures and guidelines laid out by the CDC and local health officials. The entire building has been cleaned and disinfected with museum-appropriate cleaning materials and staff will continue to perform enhanced cleanings throughout the day.
Make your next visit as safe and stress-free as possible by reading the updated guidelines and policies below to learn more about what safety precautions we have put in place.
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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, Friday through Sunday, 11 AM to 7 PM. For a full list of admissions information, see icp.org/visit.
Use our main entrance at 79 Essex Street. Visitors will be asked to exit the building onto 84 Ludlow Street.
At this time, Group Tours and Community Days are temporarily suspended.
Admission to ICP is by timed ticketed entry only to ensure limited capacity is met. 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.
New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory requires visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days. If you are traveling to New York City from any these states, visitors are required to complete the online Travel Health Form.
Our checkroom is closed and large bags will not be permitted.
Wear a Mask
Staff and visitors (age 2+) are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave.
Maintain Social Distance
We hope you enjoy our exhibitions, but please stay at least 6 ft. (about two arm lengths) away from other visitors. Capacity will be limited to ensure a safe and pleasant visit.
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.
Touchless hand sanitizing stations will be available at entrances, elevators, stairwells, bathrooms, and at our shop.
ICP provides the hightest standards for air filtration set by the CDC for its museum and school facilities.
General Guidelines and Policies
Coat and Bag Check
Complimentary coat and bag check are temporarily closed. Large bags will not be permitted.
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.
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.
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).
For a full list of admissions information, see icp.org/visit.
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.