Admission and Accessibility

    Exhibition Hours

    Regular Hours

    Thursday–Monday, 12pm–6pm
    Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    SculptureCenter is closed for installation from December 14, 2021 to January 20, 2022.


    Admission is free for all, but reservations are required:

    Make a Reservation
    If you are unable to keep your reservation, we request you contact us to reschedule so the time slot can be made available to other visitors.

    For group rates and tour information, please visit this page and contact or 718.361.1750. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, SculptureCenter will gauge our ability to host your group on a case-by-case basis.

    COVID-19 Policies

    Visitors agree to follow the policies below, the instructions of on-site staff, and all posted signage.

    In accordance with the current New York City mandate, all visitors ages 12 and older are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entry and wear a face mask throughout the duration of their visit. Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination include your vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, the Excelsior Pass or NYC COVID SAFE app, or an official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S. For more information about New York City requirements, please visit the Key to NYC website.

    Visitors are asked to refrain from entering if, over the last fourteen days, they have had symptoms of or tested positive with COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. While SculptureCenter is working hard to keep you safe and healthy, by entering our public spaces you acknowledge and assume the risk of exposure.

    A name and email address will be collected at registration for each visitor or group of visitors and may be shared with a governmental health authority should that information be requested for COVID-19 contact tracing purposes.

    If you have forgotten your face mask, PPE is available upon request at the front desk and is free of charge. Please observe physical distancing and retain 6 feet between yourself, other visitors, and SculptureCenter staff. Be mindful of narrow corridors, especially in our lower level galleries. You are invited to make use of the hand sanitizing stations located throughout the building.

    Visiting SculptureCenter

    Public Transportation

    The closest subway stations are Court Square (E, M, G, 7), Queens Plaza (E, M, R), and Queensboro Plaza (7, N, W). The closest ADA accessible subway stations are the E/M/R at Queens Plaza and the 7 at Court Sq. B62, Q39, Q67, and Q100 buses equipped with wheelchair lifts stop between 44th Drive and Orchard Street on Jackson Avenue. More information about accessible public transit is available here.

    NYC Ferry offers routes with stops at Long Island City, Gantry Plaza State Park, and Hunters Point South.

    For Visitors with Limited Mobility

    SculptureCenter is accessible via the main entrance located on Purves Street.

    A standard wheelchair is available from the Visitor Service desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The elevator is located in the lobby. Both the ground floor and lower level are accessible for people using mobility aids or those who prefer to avoid stairs.

    For Visitors who Have Low Vision

    Large print gallery guides and floor maps are available at the Visitor Services desk.

    Lighting levels in the galleries may be low depending on the requirements of the artwork display.


    All public restrooms are single user/all-gender and are accessible facilities.

    Service Animals

    Service animals on a leash are welcome. Other animals are not permitted.

    For Visitors Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

    American Sign Language interpretation is available for most public programs with at least two weeks' advance notice. Please contact or call 718.361.1750.

    Gallery Policies


    SculptureCenter allows photography so that visitors can document and share their experiences. We do not allow photography that we deem disrespectful to our exhibitions or to our function as a place that showcases the work of contemporary artists.

    Photography must be for personal, noncommercial use only. Professional cameras, tripods, and extension poles are not permitted. Video and the use of flash is not allowed. Photoshoots of any kind are prohibited. At all times, please move with consideration to fellow visitors and with respect to the artwork on view.

    Personal Belongings

    Bicylces, scooters/skateboards, backpacks, suitcases, or large bags are not permitted in the galleries. Our coatroom is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 and belongings may not be left unattended inside SculptureCenter.