Photo by Danita Jo
10 AM – 5 PM
10 AM – 5 PM
10 AM – 9 PM
10 AM – 9 PM*
10 AM – 5 PM
10 AM – 5 PM
* The ICA closes at 5 PM on the first Friday of every month for First Fridays, a ticketed event.
We are open on the following national holidays, when admission is FREE for all: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
The ICA is closed on Patriot’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
The ICA is supported in part by grants from the Barr Foundation; Bloomberg Philanthropies; the Mellon Foundation; the Mass Cultural Council, which receives funding from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the arts; and the Reopen Creative Boston fund, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.
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Youth 18 and under: FREE
General Admission: $20
Seniors (60+): $17
ICA members: FREE — Learn more
ICA university members: FREE — Learn more
Corporate members: FREE — Request free admission tickets
Group visits — Learn more
To receive applicable discounts, enter the corresponding promo code before selecting your admission ticket.
Please note: Discounted tickets may require a pass or membership card to be presented when checking in at the museum.
American Alliance of Museum members: Free admission for cardholder +1 guest AAMMEMBER
Blue Star Families: Free admission from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day BLUESTARICA
ConnectorCare: Free admission for cardholder +1 guest MACONNECTOR
Massachusetts EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer): Free admission for cardholder +1 guest MAEBT
ICOM members: Free admission for cardholder +1 guest ICOMMEMBER
MARP member: Free admission for cardholder +1 guest MARPMEMBER
ModCo member: Free admission for cardholder +1 guest MODCOMEMBER
MTA/AFT member: $12 (no promo code needed)
Ukrainian Passport Holders: Ukrainian passport holders are eligible for one free admission pass per passport holder. Tickets available in person only, subject to availability.
Whitney Dual+ member: Free admission for cardholder +1 guest WHITNEYMEMBER
WIC: Free admission for cardholder +1 guest MAWIC
Wonderfund Access Card: Free admission for cardholder +1 guest WONDERACCESS
Recipients of federal disability assistance (SSDI, SSI, VA benefits, etc), plus one personal care attendant per visitor: Free admission FEDDA
Discount passes also available at select area libraries.
Discounts apply to general admission only, not ticketed performances, films, or events.
Admission is FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Advanced tickets are recommended for free days and nights. Tickets for Free Thursday Nights become available at 10 AM the morning of.
Youth 18 and under always receive FREE museum admission. The ICA is committed to providing access to the art and artists of our time—and we do this with the incredible support of our community.
When accompanied by kids 12 and under, up to 2 adults per family admitted free the last Saturday of every month except November and December. Use the promo code PLAYDATE when reserving tickets online for these dates. Check out our calendar for more information.
ICA Kids and family programs are supported, in part, by First Republic Bank and the Willow Tree Fund.
Bank of America cardholders are eligible for one free admission ticket during the first full weekend of every month through Museums on Us. Your Bank of America card must be presented at check-in to be eligible. Free tickets are required and subject to availability. Learn more about it here.
We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming.
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210
Located on Boston Harbor in the city’s dynamic Seaport district, the ICA is a short distance from downtown Boston and easily accessible by public transportation, car, bike, or water taxi.
Like many Boston cultural institutions, the ICA does not own or operate a parking garage. Please be aware that parking availability is limited, especially on weekdays. There are multiple paid parking options near the ICA (see below), but please note, parking can be challenging due to the construction taking place in our developing neighborhood. We strongly recommend visitors consider public transportation; the museum is a short distance from the Courthouse stop on the MBTA Silver Line. Taking a car service may also be a more convenient and cost-efficient option, in particular for visitors with accessibility concerns.
By public transportation
Take the MBTA Red Line to South Station and transfer to the Silver Line Waterfront. The ICA is a short walk from either the World Trade Center or the Courthouse station.
From World Trade Center Station
Exit left onto Congress Street. Walk one block to the corner of B Street and turn right, crossing Congress Street. Follow B Street for one block. At the corner of B Street and Seaport Boulevard cross the street and turn left. At the next corner, turn right onto Northern Avenue. Make your first right on Harbor Shore Drive, which leads directly to the ICA.
From Courthouse Station
Exit the station onto Seaport Boulevard and follow it, walking away from downtown. Just before the first traffic light, you will see a gray building called District Hall. Turn left at District Hall and follow the sidewalk leading to Northern Avenue. Cross Northern Avenue where it intersects with One Marina Park Drive and follow the pedestrian path leading to the harbor. The ICA is located to your right.
The directions below take you to the ICA. Please note that the ICA does not have parking; parking options are listed below.
From Logan International Airport + Route 1A South
Follow the signs toward I-90 West / Ted Williams Tunnel. Take the Ted Williams Tunnel to Exit 25, “South Boston.” At the top of the ramp, continue straight, crossing Congress Street, and take a left onto Northern Avenue at the next light. At the first light, take a right to stay on Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.
From the West, via Massachusetts Turnpike
Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike / I-90 East to Exit 25, “South Boston.” Once you are in the Exit 25 tunnel, stay left and follow sign for “Seaport Boulevard.” At the top of the ramp, continue straight, crossing Congress Street and then Seaport Boulevard onto Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.
From Points South, via I-93
Heading northbound on I-93 toward Boston, take Exit 20. Follow signs to I-90 East. Take the first tunnel exit to “South Boston.” At the top of the ramp, continue straight, crossing Congress Street and then Seaport Boulevard, onto Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.
From Points North, via I-93
Heading southbound on I-93 toward Boston, take Exit 23 for Purchase Street. Stay in the left lane, taking the first left at the end of the ramp onto Seaport Boulevard, crossing Atlantic Avenue. At the next light, take a left onto Sleeper Street and then a right onto Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.
Red Top Boats
Call 617-982-3298 to book water taxi service throughout Boston Harbor, or visit redtopboats.com for more info about water taxis and charters.
Rowes Wharf Water Transport
Visitors can take the Rowes Wharf Water Transport ferry from one of its numerous stops to the Seaport World Trade Center, just minutes from the ICA. Rowes Wharf Water Transport provides year-round passenger water transportation throughout Boston Harbor. For reservations, call 617-406-8584. For more information, please visit roweswharfwatertransport.com.
Bring your own or use one of the two Hubway docking stations by the museum.
Area Parking Lots
Note: all local rates and availability are subject to change without notice.
Closest Parking Option
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
ICA visitors receive $2 off parking on weekends and weekdays after 5. Tickets must be presented at the ICA’s Holly McGrath Visitor Center for validation before exiting the parking garage. See current rates
There are also numerous free apps available to download on your smartphone that assist users in finding available parking, including BestParking and Parker.
Learn also about our Seaport Studio space, featuring a Teen Gallery, located at nearby 100 Pier 4 Blvd.
“The ICA’s gift shop is the most alluring in the city. A half-floor below the ticket counter, the shop channels the museum’s talent for curation into a fantastic selection of stationery, handmade pottery from Japan, jewelry from skilled artisans, and contemporary prints, all presented alongside art and travel books. Next time it’s your birthday, or anyone’s birthday, you’ll want to flock here for a flawless gift.” —Conde Nast Traveler
ICA Members receive 10% off every purchase. All purchases support ICA exhibitions, performances, and educational programs. Open during museum hours; admission is not required.
The new waterfront ICA Wine + Coffee Bar offers light bites by The Catered Affair and a list of natural wines selected by nationally recognized sommelier Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel and Dear Annie.
Thu + Fri: 11 AM–8:30 PM
Sat + Sun: 11 AM–4:30 PM
Hours subject to change
There are also many restaurants, coffee shops, and bars close by in the Seaport. Explore the options to learn what else the neighborhood has to offer.
Explore the ICA online with our new Digital Guide, available for free on the Bloomberg Connects app.
Hear directly from artists, go behind the scenes with our building architects, and get context for artworks on view.
Download it for free before your visit in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store – get a head start on your visit, and explore museums and cultural institutions around the world as well!
The ICA welcomes and endeavors to provide a positive, engaging, and inclusive experience for all visitors.
Learn more about our accessibility initiatives
The ICA is committed to maintaining a respectful and safe environment for all at the museum. The ICA has a zero tolerance policy for racist, discriminatory, or harassing behavior, and reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner.
For safety, suitcases and large musical instruments are not permitted in the building. Short-term luggage storage can be found at South Station or Rowes Wharf Water Taxi (if you are using their water taxi service). The museum reserves the right to refuse other items. Additional items that are not permitted in the galleries include food, beverages, water bottles, poster tubes, flowers, and balloons. No firearms or weapons are allowed on ICA property.
Look, but please don’t touch
We encourage all visitors to engage with the artwork in a safe and respectful manner. Please do not touch works of art on display and be mindful of safety barriers in place for certain artworks.
Coat and Bag Check Policy
Bags must be 11 x 14 or smaller to be carried in the galleries (exceptions available for required accessibility-related equipment). The ICA currently offers self-service coat and bag check.
Noncommercial photography and video recording is permitted for most works on view; exceptions will be indicated with a no photography icon. Flash photography, tripods, selfie sticks, boom stands, and other large equipment are not permitted. We appreciate your considering other museum visitors by taking photographs and video in an unobtrusive manner.
Event photography, fashion shoots, formal portraits, and any other commissioned photography or video require prior written permission from the ICA. Permission requests may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow two weeks for the review of permission requests. Photographs may not be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the ICA.
Please note: There may be select works of art and exhibitions on view for which photography of any kind is prohibited.
Food + drink
Visitors may eat and drink on the covered Grandstand behind the museum and in the Common Room and State Street Corporation Lobby. Bottle-feeding and breastfeeding are allowed in all spaces.
Animals are not permitted in the museum, with the exception of service animals as identified by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Learn more about our policy.
Visitors may use cell phones to take still photographs and video, but digital documentation may be restricted in some galleries. Disruptive cell phone conversations are also discouraged.
Small sketchbooks and notepads are welcome in the galleries. For artwork safety, pens, markers, colored pencils, and other art supplies are not permitted. Pencils are available at the Holly and David Bruce Visitor Center and in the 4th floor elevator lobby, or ask any gallery staff member.
Visitors are required to wear a shirt and shoes at all times while in the building.
Smoking and e-cigarettes are not permitted anywhere in the building.
The ICA welcomes and endeavors to provide a positive, engaging, and inclusive experience for all visitors. We welcome your feedback about your experience at the ICA.
Persons who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age are entitled to file a complaint with the Director of Civil Rights at the National Endowment for the Arts.