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Hours

Tue 10 AM–5 PM
Wed 10 AM–5 PM
Thu 10 AM–9 PM
Fri 10 AM–9 PM
Sat 10 AM–5 PM
Sun 10 AM–5 PM
Closed Mondays

Holidays

Open

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.

Closed

The ICA is closed onPatriot’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, and the Reopen Creative Boston fund, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture.

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Admission

ICA members: Free
Youth 18and under: Free
General Admission: $20
Seniors (60+): $17
Students: $15
Students, faculty, and staff of ICA university members: Free learn more
Group visits: learn more


Corporate members! Requestyour free admission tickets here

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Additional Discounts

To receive applicable discounts, enter the corresponding promo codebeforeselecting 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 guestAAMMEMBER
Blue Star Families: Free admission from Armed Forces Day to Labor DayBLUESTARICA
Connector Care: Free admission for cardholder +1 guestMACONNECTOR
Massachusetts EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer): Free admission for cardholder +1 guestMAEBT
GoBoston City Pass: Free admission for passholder GOBOSICA
ICOM members:Free admission for cardholder +1 guestICOMMEMBER
MARP member:Free admission for cardholder +1 guestMARPMEMBER
ModCo member:Free admission for cardholder +1 guestMODCOMEMBER
MTA/AFT member: $8 (no promo code needed)
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.

Free Thursday Nights

Admission is FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Timed tickets are required for free days and nights. Timed tickets for Free Thursday Nights become available at 10 AM the morning of.

Free Admission for Youth

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.

Play Dates / Free Admission for Families

When accompanied by kids 12 and under,up to 2 adults per family admitted freethe last Saturday of every month except 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 Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld, the Hassenfeld Family Foundation, the Willow Tree Fund, and Raymond T. & Ann T. Mancini Family Foundation.

Bank of America Museums on Us

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. Timed tickets are required and subject to availability. Learn more about it here.

Ukrainian Passport Holders

The U.N. estimates that nearly 6 million refugees have fled Ukraine since late February, seeking safety, protection,and assistance abroad, as they workto start new lives in places like Boston. TheHarvard Art Museums, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Fine Artshave joined together to show our support of the Ukrainian people by offering what we can as art organizations, opening our doors for free to anyone with a Ukrainian passport through Labor Day.One free admission pass per passport holder. Tickets available in-person only; subject to availability.

Directions + Parking

25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210

617-478-3100

Learn also about our Seaport Studio space, featuring a Teen Gallery, located at nearby 100 Pier 4 Blvd.

Located on Boston Harbor in thecity’s dynamic Seaport district, the ICA is within walking distance from downtown Boston and is easily accessible bypublic transportation, car,bike, orwater taxi.Parkingoptions have recently changed; seebelowfor a range of options.

Like many Boston cultural institutions, the ICA does not own or operate aparking garage. Please be aware that parking availability is limited, especially on weekdays. There aremultiple paid parking optionsnear the ICA (see below), but please note,parking can be challenging due to the construction taking place in our developing neighborhood. Westronglyrecommend that visitors consider taking 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 theMBTA Red Lineto 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 WorldTrade 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.

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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.

By car

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 forPurchase 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 Streetand then a right onto Northern Avenue. Make the first right onto Harbor Shore Drive to reach the ICA.

By water

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 visitroweswharfwatertransport.com.

By bike

Bring your own or use one of the two Hubway docking stations by the museum.

Parking areas

Area Parking Lots
All local rates and availability are subject to change without notice.

NEW parking option right behind the ICA:
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Eveningsafter 5 pmMon-Fri, up to 10 hours –$17
​Weekends, up to 10 hours –$17
ICA visitors receive $2 off parking on weekends and weekdays after 5. Tickets must be presented at the ICA’s Holly and David Bruce Visitor Centerfor validation beforeexiting the parking garage.

Weekdays before 5:
Up to ½ hour – $15
½ to 1 hour –$30
1 to 10 hours –​$36
10 to 24 hours –$38

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Pilgrim Parking –Fan Pier Garage
One Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210
NOTE: Fan Pier Garage is currently experiencing technical difficulties in validating ICA visitors’ parking for the usual $2 discount on evenings and weekends. We will update when resolved.

LAZ Parking– 25 Northern Avenue
25 Northern Avenue*
Boston, MA 02210
*For GPS, use 233 Northern Avenue as destination address.

LAZ Parking –391 Congress Street
391 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02110

Further Parking Options

There are also numerous free apps available to download on your smartphone that assist users in finding available parking, includingBestParking and Parker.

Shopping + Dining

ICA Store

“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.

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Food + drink

Our onsite coffee and snack bar the SunBar is open! Learn more

Hours:
Thu + Fri: 12PM–8 PM
Sat + Sun: 12PM–5 PM

There are many restaurants, coffee shops, and more close by in the Seaport. Explore the optionsto learnwhat else theneighborhoodhas to offer.

ICA Digital Guide

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!

Download now

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Accessibility + Visitor Policies

Accessibility

The ICA welcomes and endeavors to provide a positive, engaging, and inclusive experience for all visitors.
Learn more about our accessibility initiatives

Visitor Policies

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 WharfWaterTaxi(if you are using theirwatertaxiservice). The museum reserves the right to refuse other items. Additional items that are not permitted in the galleries include food, beverages,waterbottles, poster tubes, flowers, and balloons.

Look, but please don’t touch
We encourage allvisitors 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
For the safety of all, bag and coat check is currently closed until further notice; bags must be 11 x 14 or smaller (exceptions available for required accessibility-related equipment). The ICA currently offers self-service coat and bag check.

Photography
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 museumvisitors 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 events@icaboston.org. Please allow twoweeks for the review of permission requests.Photographs may not be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from the ICA.

Please note: There are select works of art and exhibitions for which photography of any kind is prohibited.

Food + drink
Food service at the ICA is suspended at this time, and we ask that visitors refrain from eating and drinking in the building. Visitors may eat and drink on the covered Grandstand behind the museum. Bottle-feeding and breastfeeding are allowed in all spaces.

Animals
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.

Cell phones
Visitors may use cell phones to take still photographs, but video, panorama, and other digital documentation may be restricted in some galleries. Disruptive cell phone conversations are also discouraged.

Drawing/writing
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.

Clothing/footwear
Visitors are required to wear a shirt and shoes at all times while in the building.

Smoking
Smoking and e-cigarettes are not permitted anywhere in the building.

Please note

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 withthe Director of Civil Rights at the National Endowment for the Arts.

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