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The Society of Illustrators has reopened its doors to the local community and beyond. We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum! Timed ticketing is available. Walk-ins are welcome! A review of our visitor guidelines below can help you prepare for your visit.

The Society will continue to follow all state and city safety protocols. All visitors are required to wear a face covering at all times in the museum, as well as provide proof of vaccination. Vaccination requirements and venue protocols are subject to change, be sure to check back for the latest information. 

By visiting the Society, you agree to to abide by these policies. 


Starting August 18, 2021:

  • All visitors 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO upon arrival to the Museum. 
  • Visitors need to present an ID matching the name on your vaccine documentation.
  • Individuals under the age of 12 may enter without displaying proof of vaccination so long as they wear a face mask, except when eating and drinking, whenever they are unable to maintain six feet of social distance from other people. Minors must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. 

Proof of vaccination includes: 

NOTE: We will also accept other forms of proof of vaccination from other states including CDC Vaccination cards (with photo id), etc. 

If you received the vaccine outside the U.S., you must have an official immunization record that includes:

  • First name and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable)
  • Date(s) administered
  • Site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it

Face coverings are still required for all visitors, even if you are fully vaccinated. Visitors are expected to bring their own mask or appropriate face covering and will be required to wear it at all times. Masks will be available should a visitor need one. Visitors will be refused entry or asked to leave should they decline to wear a mask or appropriate face covering. Some visitors (e.g. those under 2 or those with a medical condition) may be unable to wear face coverings and we will accommodate these requests in accordance with CDC Guidelines.

All visitors are required to maintain social distancing, keeping 6 ft from anyone not in their party.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the Museum.

Clear signage will support and communicate arrival protocols throughout the building.

The Society is hosting both onsite and online exhibits.

Programming is now being offered in-person, with proof of vaccination status.  In addition, the Society will continue to produce online programs. See above for more details.

The Society has enacted several new protocols for field trips and group tours. Please visit our bookings page to learn more…

The 128 Bar & Bistro is now serving a selection of food and beverages. The Hall of Fame Dining Room and the terrace are now open to visitors during Museum Hours. Admission tickets required to dine. Timed ticketing is available. Walk-ins are welcome!

Coat-check facilities will not be available. Visitors with large bags can be refused admission. All garments, backpacks, briefcases, and bags must remain on your person and cannot be left unattended. Luggage, sealed boxes, garment bags, bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters, plants, flowers, food, and musical instruments may not be brought into the museum. On wet days, umbrella bags will be available.

The Society will encourage, but not require, visitors to provide contact information so that they can be logged and contacted for contact tracing. This may require the collection of customers’ email addresses and phone numbers. The Society will adhere to State Guidelines regarding secure data collection, storage, and deletion provisions.

If an employee or visitor was in close contact with others at the Society of Illustrators and is known to test positive for COVID-19, the Society will immediately notify State and NYC Health Departments and cooperate with contact-tracing efforts, which may include notification of potential contacts, such as employees or visitors (if known) who had close contact with the individual, while maintaining confidentiality required by State and federal law and regulations.


  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other infectious conditions exists in any public space where people are present. Those visiting the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, other infectious conditions, and other hazards that may be present in a public space.
  • As defined by the New York State Travel Advisory, asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another country, U.S. state, or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine as of April 10, 2021. Quarantine, consistent with the CDC recommendations, is still recommended for all travelers who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 during the previous 3 months. Symptomatic travelers must immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare providers to determine if they should seek COVID-19 testing. Learn more…
  • All restrooms have occupancy limits.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick. For more information about COVID-19, check the CDC website.
  • The Society reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines.

Questions? Please contact 212.838.2560 or email

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