At The Paley Center for Media, you have the opportunity to access an international collection of more than 140,000 programs covering almost 100 years of television and radio history, including news, public affairs programs and documentaries, performing arts programs, children's programming, sports, comedy and variety shows, and commercial advertising. Programming from some seventy countries is represented in the collection. In our library you choose a program from the collection. Then you go to watch or listen to it at a console—individually, or with up to four people at a family console. You can also drop in to a screening in one of the Paley Center’s theaters. Each day we screen a wide variety of programming from our collection, from David Bowie in performance or a look at the work of Jim Henson or the short films of Saturday Night Live. In our theaters you enjoy the communal experience of watching television together. All of the programming is also available for you to watch or listen to at an individual console through the library.


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Group Visits

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Paley Center Hours

New York:

Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 pm, 12:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursdays; closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Host an Event

Our locations in New York offer a number of elegant spaces for entertaining and hosting events.

Closed Captioning

Approximately 1,500 titles within our collection have been closed captioned, and those may be viewed in our library. Ask the Visitor Services staff for assistance.

Please note that our events and screenings are NOT closed captioned.