Museum Holiday Hours 2023

Museum Holidays

Museums are treasure troves of art, culture, history, and knowledge, attracting visitors throughout the year. During the holiday season, many individuals and families enjoy exploring museums and discovering their captivating exhibits. It’s important to be aware of the operating hours of museums during holidays to plan your visits and make the most of your cultural experiences. In this article, we will provide an overview of the anticipated holiday hours for museums across the United States in 2023.

Note: It’s important to keep in mind that holiday hours can vary by museum and location. We recommend checking with your specific museum directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Jan 1New Year’s DaySundayClosed
Jan 16Martin Luther King DayMondayRegular Hours
Feb 20Presidents’ DayMondayRegular Hours
April 7Good FridayFridayRegular Hours
April 9EasterSundayRegular Hours
May 29Memorial DayMondayRegular Hours
Jul 4Independence DayTuesdayRegular Hours
Sep 4Labor DayMondayRegular Hours
Oct 9Columbus DayMondayRegular Hours
Nov 11Veterans DaySaturdayRegular Hours
Nov 22Day Before ThanksgivingWednesdayRegular Hours
Nov 23ThanksgivingThursdayClosed
Nov 24Black FridayFridayRegular Hours
Dec 24Christmas EveSundayRegular Hours
Dec 25Christmas DayMondayClosed
Dec 26Day after ChristmasTuesdayRegular Hours
Dec 31New Year’s EveSundayRegular Hours

List of Museums with Holiday Hours for 2023

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City, NY
  • Smithsonian Institution – Washington, D.C. (includes multiple museums)
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – New York City, NY
  • The National Gallery of Art – Washington, D.C.
  • The Getty Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • The Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • The American Museum of Natural History – New York City, NY
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – Boston, MA
  • The National Air and Space Museum – Washington, D.C.
  • The Museum of Science and Industry – Chicago, IL
  • The National Museum of American History – Washington, D.C.
  • The Guggenheim Museum – New York City, NY
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art – Philadelphia, PA
  • The Field Museum of Natural History – Chicago, IL
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – Washington, D.C.
  • The de Young Museum – San Francisco, CA
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles, CA
  • The National WWII Museum – New Orleans, LA
  • The High Museum of Art – Atlanta, GA
  • The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) – San Francisco, CA
  • The National September 11 Memorial & Museum – New York City, NY
  • The Museum of the City of New York – New York City, NY
  • The Newseum – Washington, D.C.
  • The Dallas Museum of Art – Dallas, TX
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture – Washington, D.C.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – Chicago, IL
  • The National Museum of the American Indian – Washington, D.C.
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art – New York City, NY
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art – Cleveland, OH
  • The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston – Houston, TX
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit, MI
  • The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York City, NY
  • The National Museum of Natural History – New York City, NY
  • The Brooklyn Museum – Brooklyn, NY
  • The Asian Art Museum – San Francisco, CA
  • The Museum of Science – Boston, MA
  • The National Museum of African Art – Washington, D.C.
  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, MO
  • The National Museum of the Marine Corps – Triangle, VA
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – San Diego, CA
  • The Museum of the Bible – Washington, D.C.
  • The New Museum – New York City, NY
  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art – Indianapolis, IN
  • The National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN
  • The PĂ©rez Art Museum Miami – Miami, FL
  • The Seattle Art Museum – Seattle, WA
  • The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – Boston, MA
  • The Corning Museum of Glass – Corning, NY
  • The Museum of the Moving Image – Astoria, NY
  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts – Washington, D.C.