What Are Some Admission Policies for the Whitney Museum in New York?


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Visitors to New York's Whitney Museum of American Art requires that visitors show their tickets for admission. Seniors and students are also required to present a valid form of identification showing their eligibility for the discounted ticket price. Visitors with tickets to events should arrive before the event's start time, otherwise admission may be denied.

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What Are Some Admission Policies for the Whitney Museum in New York?
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Free admission is granted to visitors under the age of 18, as well as the following.

  • Employees of corporate partners
  • Staff and volunteers from other museums
  • Members of the American Association of Museums or International Council of Museums
  • Members of the Museum Council of New York City
  • Members of the Whitney's Reciprocal Program
  • Press with a relevant pass
  • Active members and veterans of the military

Admission to the Whitney Museum of American Art is conditional on members' observing a number of guidelines. Visitors are forbidden from eating or drinking inside the gallery spaces, and from touching artworks. Pets are not permitted anywhere in the museum, unless they are service animals. Although photography is permitted (unless otherwise stated), photographs may not be used for commercial purposes. Tripods are not permitted. Visitors wishing to draw inside the gallery may not use messy materials, such as charcoal, pastels, permanent markers, watercolors or oils. Large items may not be carried into the museum, so anything larger than 11 by 15 by 5 inches must be deposited with coat check. Likewise, backpacks should be carried rather than worn.

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