Plan Your Visit

Welcome Back to the Hudson River Museum
The Hudson River Museum is delighted to reopen its campus to the public on Saturday, July 25, with special Member Preview Days on Thursday, July 23 and Friday, July 24. Not a Member? Join today.

You’re invited to experience the exhibitions currently on view and to enjoy the outdoor courtyard, where you may bring your own mat or blanket. We are also thrilled to welcome you back for our popular Summer Amphitheater Series, which will take place on Saturday evenings in August and September. Please note, the Planetarium, historic home Glenview, Joyce Greene Education Center, and Hudson Riverama will reopen at a later date; please check back for updates.

Museum Hours
Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm

Free Summer Hours
Saturday, 5–7pm
August 1–September 19
Made possible by Entergy

Advanced Tickets Required
Timed-entry tickets and reservations are required and must be purchased in advance. Visitors must select one of three or four available time slots, each initially capped at a strict maximum of 40 visitors, and they must arrive at and depart from the Museum within their reserved time slot. Tickets are currently available for purchase online or at (914) 963-4550. Tickets are nonrefundable. See FAQ below for details. Questions can be emailed to visitorserv@hrm.org.
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Before You Arrive
Hudson River Museum requires that visitors adhere to the protocols outlined below. Each of us plays a role in a safe reopening.

  • Face masks are required for visitors older than two years old and for all staff members.
  • All visitors and staff must adhere to social-distancing guidelines and use hand sanitizer upon entry to the Museum.
  • All visitors must follow a set, one-way route through the Museum.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the Lobby or Galleries.
  • If you are feeling ill, we ask that you please wait to visit the Museum at a later date.

What We Are Doing to Keep Our Visitors Safe

  • Plexiglas panels have been placed at the Front Desk and the Museum Shop desk to keep staff and visitors apart.
  • Touchless hand sanitizing stations are installed throughout the Museum.
  • High touch surfaces within the Museum are cleaned at least twice a day by staff with a 70% denatured alcohol solution.
  • We have removed all paper maps and brochures from the Museum, and we have migrated most of this information to our website.
  • Do you still have questions? Visit our FAQs below.

Ticket Offers & Promotions 
The Hudson River Museum is pleased to participate in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. Present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission. In addition, all Bank of America®, Merrill®, Merrill Lynch®, Bank of America Private Bank® or U.S. Trust® employees who present a current and valid Corporation ID and an active, valid photo ID, shall receive one free general admission. We are grateful for Bank of America’s support of the Hudson River Museum and for partnering with the Museum on this program.

Become a member

General Admission

  • Members Free
  • Adults $8
  • Youth (3–18) $4
  • Seniors (62+) $5
  • Students (with valid ID) $5
  • Veterans $5
  • Children (under 3) Free

Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs are free with general admission.

+ Planetarium Tickets

  • Members Free
  • Adults + $5
  • Youth (3–18) + $3
  • Seniors (62+) + $4
  • Students (with valid ID) + $4
  • Veterans + $4
  • Children (under 3) Free

Tickets to planetarium shows are not included in general admission and must be purchased separately.

Please note, the Planetarium remains closed until further notice.

Groups

If you are interested in bringing a group of 10 or more guests for a museum visit, you can receive a 10% discount off of your group admission total. Please note, the discount is applied only to general museum admission and not planetarium ticket prices. Contact Justin Freeman for more information.

If you are interested in booking a school group or adult group visit, learn about options and pricing on our Groups Visits page.

Please note, we are not booking group visits until further notice.

By train

Option 1: Take the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line local train to Glenwood Station. Walk 1 block east on Glenwood Avenue, and then turn left onto Ravine Avenue. At the end of Ravine Avenue, enter Trevor Park. Follow path to the main entrance of the Museum.

Option 2: From Grand Central Terminal or other select stops along the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line, take the express train to Yonkers. The Hudson River Museum is a $5 cab ride away from the station.

Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and buy a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Learn more about Metro-North Deals & Getaways.

By bus
Take the BxM3 via Madison Avenue to 242nd Street and Broadway in Riverdale OR to Getty Square in Yonkers. Then, take the Westchester County Bee-Line Bus Route #1 (1C, 1T, or 1W) via Broadway-Warburton to the Museum.
By car
From the Saw Mill River Parkway, take Exit 9 to Executive Blvd, Yonkers and proceed to Warburton Ave.
By bike
Bike racks are located at the main entrance to the Museum.

Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM offers dynamic exhibitions of nineteenth-century to contemporary American art; Glenview, an 1877 Gilded Age home on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an indoor, environmental teaching gallery, Hudson Riverama; and an outdoor Amphitheater.

Hudson River Museum campus map

Reopening

Can I buy tickets in advance?

Yes. Timed-entry tickets and reservations are required and must be purchased in advance. Reservations are accepted by credit card only.

Can I buy tickets when I reach the Museum?

We strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance on our website or by calling (914) 963-4550. We will only sell tickets at the front desk if there are available spots in our 40-person limited capacity. We cannot guarantee tickets will be available without an advance reservation.

I am a member. Do I still need to reserve tickets?

Yes. Timed-entry tickets are required for members and must be reserved in advance. Entrance is free for members, in conjunction with a reservation. Proof of membership is required upon check-in.

What are the time slots?

Visitors can choose to reserve from three time slots Thursday–Sunday: 12–1:30pm; 1:30–3pm; 3–4:30pm. In addition, there is a fourth time slot on Saturdays from 5–7pm during free summer hours from August 1–September 19.

How many visitors can be at the Museum at one time?

Capacity is currently strictly limited to 40 visitors per time slot, and visitors must arrive and depart from the Museum within their reserved time slot.

Can I get a refund if I miss my time slot?

Tickets are nonrefundable.

What is included in the admission ticket?

A general admission ticket includes access to the Museum’s exhibition and permanent collection galleries. The Museum Shop and the outdoor Courtyard are also open; visitors are invited to enjoy the lawn by bringing their own mat or blanket and maintaining social distance.

Please note, the Planetarium, Glenview, Joyce Greene Education Center, and Hudson Riverama will reopen at a later date.

What is the Museum’s protocol for visitors?
  • Hudson River Museum requires that visitors adhere to the protocols outlined below. Each of us plays a role in a safe reopening.
  • Face masks are required for visitors older than two years old and for all staff members.
  • All visitors and staff must adhere to social-distancing guidelines and use hand sanitizer upon entry to the Museum.
  • All visitors must follow a set, one-way route through the Museum.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the lobby or exhibition galleries.
  • Visitors must arrive and depart within their reserved time slot.
  • If you are feeling ill, please wait to visit the Museum at a later date.
What do I need to know about the New York State Travel Advisory?

In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states within the United States, and to protect New York’s successful containment of COVID-19, the State has joined with New Jersey and Connecticut in jointly issuing a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.

If you have travelled to any of the states on the travel advisory list within the past 14 days, in accordance with the NYS, and for our staff’s health and well being, please visit us at another time.

General Visitor Information

Is the Planetarium open?

The Planetarium is currently closed. In the meantime, you can still learn about the wonders of the cosmos in our weekly live-streamed planetarium shows: Virtual Planetarium Show for Kids (Tuesdays at 11:30am) and The Sky Tonight: Live-Streamed Planetarium Show (Thursdays at 7pm). See a full schedule listed on our calendar. You can also explore Awesome Astronomy videos here.

Do you have a gift shop?

The Museum Shop is open and offers a range of items, including exhibition catalogs (some of which are listed here) and other books, kids toys and books, art supplies, jewelry, apparel, and space- and art-related gifts. HRM Members receive discounts to the Museum Shop. Learn more about memberships today. For the safety of our visitors and staff, capacity is limited to 5 visitors at a time in the Museum Shop.

Can I visit Glenview historic home?

Glenview is currently closed to the public. We offer a number of special virtual programs to bring the beauty of Glenview to you, including Glenview and Gilded Age Women’s Fashion and The Mystery of Glenview’s Flowers. For upcoming virtual programs visit our calendar.

Is there a place to eat at the Museum?

A limited selection of beverages and snacks are available for purchase in the Museum Shop. Weather permitting, visitors are invited to enjoy the lawn by bringing their own mat or blanket and maintaining social distance. There is currently no seating in the Lobby.

Are there nearby restaurants?

Yes, we welcome you to explore our neighborhood with this list of restaurants in Yonkers and in neighboring towns.

Are backpacks, water bottles, and snack items allowed in the Museum?

No, for the protection of the artwork, we do not allow backpacks, water bottles, or snack items in the galleries. We do offer lockers for your convenience.

Is there a place to check coats?

Yes, the Museum has a coat room and lockers for your convenience.

Is photography permitted?

Still photography for personal, noncommercial use is permitted unless otherwise noted. Tripods, selfie sticks, and flash photography are not permitted. For all other photography inquiries, including photoshoots, contact Samantha Hoover.

Access

Do you provide wheelchairs for visitors?

Yes, we do provide wheelchairs for visitors. Upon arrival at the Museum, please notify the front desk or a security officer that you are in need of a wheelchair for your visit. Wheelchairs also can be accommodated in the Planetarium.

Are assisted hearing devices available?

The Planetarium and the Amphitheater are equipped with Radio Frequency Assisted Listening Systems (ALSs). Please ask a member of the Planetarium or visitor services staff for more information.

Does the Museum offer parking?

Yes, there is a large parking lot in the front of the Museum with free parking.

Are baby strollers permitted in the Museum?

Yes, baby strollers are generally permitted. There are occasions where we may restrict the use of strollers in site-specific exhibitions and in our historic home, Glenview, for the safety of the artwork. Strollers are permitted in the Planetarium.

Do the Museum's bathrooms have baby changing stations?

Yes, bathrooms are equipped with baby changing stations.