Visitor Information


Tues and Wed: 10 am–5 pm
Thur and Fri: 10 am–9 pm
Sat and Sun: 10 am–5 pm

CLOSED Mondays, except on the following national holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.

CLOSED Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. 

The ICA requires visitors to check backpacks of any size, shopping bags, bags, and luggage 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm) or larger. To avoid a wait in the checkroom line, we recommend that visitors not bring such items. The museum reserves the right to refuse other items and is not responsible for items held by the checkroom.

Please visit our FAQs page for more visitor guidelines >>


The ICA is located at 100 Northern Avenue on Boston's waterfront—a short walk to downtown, easily accessible by public transportation, and just two blocks from major highways. Detailed directions >>


$15 general admission
$13 seniors
$10 students

FREE for members and youth 17 and under

FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights

FREE admission for up to two adults accompanied by children 12 and under during Play Dates, offered on the last Saturday of every month.

Play Dates are sponsored by Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld and the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, and Holly and David Bruce.


Explore the galleries and enjoy lunch with a view from out waterfront grandstand, or take your lunch to go.

Tuesdays – Fridays | 11 am – 2 pm

$20 includes gallery admissions + a boxed lunch (sandwich, chips, and cookie)
$10 for ICA Members and Corporate Mebers (Supporter level and above)

The ICA Luncbox is availble for purcharse on site only.

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Tickets to any ICA performance, film, or program can be purchased in person at the Holly and David Bruce Visitor Center during regular museum hours, one hour prior to program, or by phone at 617-478-3103 during regular museum hours. A $3 per-ticket processing fee will be added to phone and online orders for nonmembers. Tickets are not available for purchase online on the day of an event, but may be purchased by phone or in person. PLEASE NOTE: no refunds or exchanges.


The ICA is fully wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs are available in the lobby free of charge. Wheelchair seating and assistive-listening devices are available in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater; please call the Box Office in advance to make a request at 617-478-3103. If you need further assistance, including sign language interpretation, please contact the Box Office at least two weeks prior to program. The ICA does not discriminate on the basis of disability with regard to admission, access, or employment.

Visiting with small children

Strollers are permitted throughout the museum. There are changing tables in both the women's and men's restrooms on the first and fourth floors.


The ICA is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.





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