About the New York Center
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 am-6:00 pm, with extended evening hours Fridays until 9:00 pm (except for July 1 through Labor Day). The Museum Galleries are closed on Mondays.
From July 1 through Labor Day, Asia Society Museum closes at 6:00 pm on Fridays. 2011 Holiday hours: Open 11:00 am-4:00 pm on December 24; open 11:00 am-6:00 pm December 31. Closed December 25 and January 1, 2012.
$10.00; $7.00 for seniors and $5 for students with ID; free for members and persons under 16.
Admission is free to all Friday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (does not apply from July 1 through Labor Day).
A cell phone audio tour is included in the price of admission.
Admission is not required to visit the AsiaStore or Garden Court Café.
AsiaStore is at the forefront of presenting the best in Asian design and literature. Committed to featuring the renowned brands of Asia and promoting emerging Asian and Asian American designers, Asiastore brings the best of Asia to you!
Garden Court Café
Summer hours for the Garden Court Café are 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm (subject to change), but please always call 212-570-5202 for reservations and updated summer hours.
The Café is closed on December 24, December 25, and December 31, 2011 and on January 1, 2012.
Asia Society Leo Bar
Two Friday nights of each month, Asia Society's Leo Bar features exotic cocktails at a cash bar, no cover with free museum admission. Free exhibition tours at 7:00 and 7:30 pm.
How to get to the Asia Society and Museum
Located at 725 Park Avenue and East 70th Street
M1, M2, M3, M4 to Madison Avenue and East 70th Street;
M101, M102 to Lexington Avenue and East 70th Street;
M30 to Park and 72nd M66 to Park Avenue and 68th Street.
6 to East 68th Street/Hunter College or F to East 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue.
East 71st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues or East 71st Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.
Daily Exhibition Tours
Tuesday through Sunday at 2:00 pm. Friday also at 6:30 pm.
(The Friday 6:30 pm tours are suspended from July 4 through Labor Day.)
Asia Society invites your group to enjoy a special experience of the Asia Society Museum. Plan a visit for groups of 20 or more adults and enjoy discounted admission price and personalized tour planning assistance from our expert staff. For additional information or to make a reservation, please call 212-327-9237.
School and Educational Programs
Building on the idea of the Museum as an extension of the classroom, the Asia Society offers interactive guided tours for school groups (grades 3-12). In the exhibition galleries, teachers and students can learn about the works of art on view, discuss how art relates to their own experiences, and discover what's new and compelling about art today. School tours are available Tuesday through Friday beginning at 10:00 am. To schedule a school or teacher group visit, or for further information, please call 212-327-9237.
Coca-Cola Family Programs
Learn, create, and celebrate! Asia Society brings families closer together by providing children of all ages with a fun and educational journey across Asia. Through a series of Family Days, exhibition-related programs, and gallery activity guides, families can enjoy time together exploring the rich traditions and cultures of Asia. Family Days provide afternoons of performances and art-making workshops to celebrate and learn about major Asian holidays. Our ExploreAsia programs offer families a personal experience with Asia Society exhibitions through tours led by local artists and museum educators.
- Please do not touch the artwork.
- No eating or drinking outside of the Garden Court Café. No outside food permitted.
- Cell phone use is restricted to the public telephone area of the A-level except when accessing the audio tour.
- Bags, umbrellas, and large packages must be checked while visiting the galleries or AsiaStore.
- Please note that our coat check is open to Asia Society Museum and Asia Society event attendees only, and only accepts coats and small packages. We will not accept luggage (suitcases or carry-on bags).
- Photography and electronic recording of any kind are not permitted anywhere in the building.
- No dogs are allowed into the building. No bicycles (including folding bikes, roller blades, skateboards, etc.) are allowed into the building. Coat check will not accept any of the items mentioned above as checkable items, either.
- Only pencils may be used in the galleries; the use of pens and markers is prohibited.
- The Asia Society Museum is a smoke-free environment.
Violations of the above restrictions may result in removal from the Museum without refund.
Sketching and Copying
Sketching, in pencil only, is permitted in all galleries of Asia Society. The use of ballpoint pens, ink, markers, fountain pens, or watercolors is not permitted at any time. Crayon, pastel, and charcoal are permitted only on Museum-supervised tours that specifically authorize their use. While sketching, please do not hinder visitor traffic flow in the galleries. During periods of high attendance, the Museum reserves the right to make any necessary adjustments to this sketching policy.
The Noguchi Museum
The Noguchi Museum, located in Long Island City, Queens, offers shuttle-bus service on Sundays between the Museum and the Asia Society and Museum, Manhattan. For information, visit http://www.noguchi.org/directions.html. Bus may be delayed due to traffic and/or inclement weather. Please call the Noguchi Museum at 718-204-7088 to confirm that the bus is running on time.
Please inquire at the Reception Desk for any assistance you may require.
Asia Society Museum and its programs are accessible to people using wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are available for use during your visit.
A limited number of assistive listening devices, headsets, and neckloops are available for most programs at Asia Society.
Large-font audio tour scripts are available at the Reception Desk. Large-font exhibition labels are available outside the Museum galleries.