Visitor Policies

In the Museum

  • The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse admission or remove anyone whose conduct is disruptive or intrusive upon the safety or experience of other guests.
  • All parcels and bags are subject to inspection by security. Standard-size strollers are allowed. Backpacks, large bags, jogging strollers, and long umbrellas must be checked at coat check in the lobby.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the Museum.
  • The Museum and Jessie Square are smoke-free environments. Additionally, the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited in The Museum and on Jessie Square.
  • Only service animals (as defined by the American with Disabilities Act) are allowed in the Museum.
  • Still photography is allowed, except in the galleries. The use of tripods, flashes, and video cameras is prohibited.
  • Photographs taken in the Museum may not be sold or reproduced without written permission from the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

In the Galleries

  • Photography is not allowed.
  • Respect the viewing experience of others by setting your phone to “silent” and refraining from cell phone conversations or use of speakerphone.

Coat Check

  • Free coat check is available in the lobby, across from the main entrance.



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