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Tips for Visiting

Two young men look at artwork in a gallery

Photo by Sean Carroll

Museum admission to The Warhol includes all permanent and special exhibitions, daily film screenings, daily gallery talks, and The Factory. Visitors are welcome to visit our entrance space, café, and store during museum hours without museum admission.

While enjoying the museum, help us keep our visitors and the collection safe by following the guidelines below.

In the Galleries

Help preserve our collection by adhering to these guidelines:

  • Umbrellas, bags, and items over 11×16 inches can damage artworks and therefore, are not permitted in the galleries. Backpacks are permitted for medical purposes only. Please check them in lockers or ask the admission desk where oversized items may be stored. Security officers reserve the right to inspect all bags, boxes, or packages upon entry and exit.
  • Please do not touch any artwork unless instructed to do so—even a gentle touch can damage the art.
  • Be sure to maintain a safe distance from all paintings, sculptures, and any other artworks. Two feet is recommended.

Pencils and small sketch pads are permitted in the museum galleries.

No weapons, firearms, or hazardous materials are permitted on museum property. City ordinance prohibits smoking, including vapor devices, inside the museum and within 5 feet of entrances.

Food and Drink

Though food and drink are not permitted in the museum galleries, you may bring your own food and drinks to enjoy in the entrance space. The Warhol Café also has a variety of options for purchase, including kid-friendly food.

Water fountains are located on floor two and on the underground level.

Photography

Still photography in our galleries is permitted for private, non-commercial use only. The use of flash, movie and video cameras, tripods, and camera extensions, like selfie sticks, is not permitted. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever. The Warhol is not responsible for any uses of visitor photography that infringe upon third-party copyrights or other rights.

Restrooms

Restrooms are located on floor two and on the underground level. We respect the right of our visitors to use the restroom that best matches their gender identity. Changing tables are available in all restrooms.

Visiting with Family

To ensure a fun and safe museum experience for your family, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children should not be carried on shoulders or held over objects and displays.
  • Mothers are welcome to nurse wherever they are comfortable; we recommend the play area on the museum’s underground level, which offers soft seating and toys and books to entertain older children.
  • Baby carriers must be worn facing front. Backpack-style carriers may be checked at admission desks.
  • Strollers are permitted on all levels of the museum. Please do not let children under the age of 12 push strollers or wheelchairs. Strollers are available free of charge on a limited basis at the admission desk.

Learn more about activities and offerings for kids and families.