Visit Us


25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019


212.621.6800 for recorded information on scheduled activites; 212.621.6600 for all other information.


By bus—Southbound on Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and Seventh Avenue; northbound on Madison Avenue and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue).

By subway—E or V to Fifth Avenue and 53 Street; N, R, or W to 49 Street and Seventh Avenue; 1 to 50 Street and Broadway; B, D, F, or V to 47-50 Street/Rockefeller Center. Click here for map.


12:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesdays to Fridays, and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays. The Paley Center is currently closed but will reopen December 4.​

The Paley Center is closed on these holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Paley Day Pass $20
($16 for Students, Teachers, Seniors, First Responders, Veterans​; Free for children under 12.)
Become a Paley Member on the day of your visit for additional perks and benefits, and we will apply the day pass cost to your Membership fee!

Guided Tours

Guided tours, which include information on the Paley Center's history, collection, and current programs, are offered to the general public. Please inquire at the front desk for details.


For your convenience, all public areas of the Paley Center are wheelchair accessible; assisted listening devices are available at the Front Desk. In addition, the Library has more than 1,000 television programs that are closed captioned. If you have additional needs, please contact Visitor Services.

The Paley Center has no lunchroom facilities, and no eating or drinking is allowed on the premises. Recording and photography are not permitted in the Paley Center. 


You will get the most from the Paley Center—on both coasts—by becoming a Member.

Visitor Policy and Procedures

The health and safety of visitors and staff is a top priority. Our visitor safety guidelines continue to change as new rules are announced.

General Admission and Advanced Timed-Entry

  • Advance purchase of timed-entry tickets is recommended for all tickets including Member tickets, as overall capacity is reduced. However, walk-ups are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis and pending availability.

Proof of Vaccination

  • As a part of New York City’s Key to NYC program, all visitors ages 12 and over are required to show proof of at least one vaccination shot to gain entry into the Paley Center, along with identification.
  • Proof of vaccination may include a hard copy or photo of an official vaccination card, the NYC COVID Safe app, or the New York State Excelsior app.
  • Proof of identification with name and photo or date of birth is also required for visitors 18 and over. Acceptable forms of identification include driver’s license, non-driver government ID card, passport, or school ID card.
  • For more information, visit the Key to NYC site.

Health and Safety Requirements for Visitors

  • We ask that visitors refrain from visiting if they are feeling unwell, or have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more) with someone infected with or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. A refund will be issued for your ticket.
  • Face masks that fully cover a visitor’s nose and mouth are required for all visitors (ages 2 and over) throughout their visit. Masks can be lowered briefly when eating or taking pictures. The CDC does not recommend bandanas, neck gaiters, and face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes for protection from COVID-19.
  • Where possible, visitors should try to maintain social distancing with others outside of their party.
  • For experiences that require touch or shared surfaces, such as video games, we ask that visitors clean their hands first using hand sanitizer stations available nearby.

 Health and Safety Measures Taken by the Paley Center

  • All museum staff are required to wear masks and have been training to minimize contact.
  • Hands-free sanitizer stations have been added throughout the facility to encourage proper hand hygiene.
  • Physical barriers, e.g. plexiglass screens, have been installed at the admissions desk.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been implemented.
  • Touchless equipment including faucets, toilets, and soap dispensers have been installed in all of the restrooms.
  • All air systems have been improved in order to allow maximum fresh air intake and air changes and filter replacements have increased in frequency.
  • The Paley Center has taken the Stay Well NYC pledge. For more information, visit the NYC Stay Well Pledge site.