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25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019


212.621.6800 for recorded general information; 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 M to Fifth Avenue and 53 Street; N or R to 49 Street and Seventh Avenue; 1 to 50 Street and Broadway; B, D, F, or M to 47-50 Street/Rockefeller Center. Click here for map.


Mon. . . . . . . .Closed
Tue. . . . . . . . Closed
Wed . . . . . . .12:00 to 6:00 pm
Thu . . . . . . . 12:00 to 8:00 pm
Fri . . . . . . . . 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Sat . . . . . . . .12:00 to 6:00 pm
Sun. . . . . . . .12:00 to 6:00 pm

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

General Admission

Admission to the Paley Center is free. Includes 1.5 hours of accessing Paley Archive in the Library. Suggested contribution: $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for students and senior citizens; $5.00 for children under fourteen; Paley Center Members free.

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.

See the U.S. Olympic Archive presented by Gordon Crawford

Explore the comprehensive, publicly accessible video archive of Olympic television coverage at the Paley Center Library, spanning the televised history of the Games—from the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley through the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Read More

Assistive Listening Devices

A limited number of FM assisted listening devices (headsets) is available at the Front Desk (where admission tickets are sold) for our gallery and theater. In addition, the Library has more than 1,000 television programs that are closed captioned.

Induction loops (neck loops) are also available at the Front Desk.


The Paley Center is accessible to wheelchair users for our gallery, library, and the Bennack Theater.



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.

To learn more about hosting an event at the Paley Center, please visit the Facility Use & Entertaining section.


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