New York City Museum Stroller Policies

Are baby strollers allowed in New York City Musuems? The answer can be tricky. While many allow strollers, some have limitations on where you can bring your stroller, or the type of stroller you can bring. Once you've wrangled your stroller through the subway, you hardly want to arrive only to be turned away, so we've compiled a list of popular museums and their stroller policies. However, calling ahead is always a good idea since rules change or you can find out if any current exhibits are off-limits.

Museums Where Strollers Are Allowed Freely

American Museum of Natural History

Brooklyn Children's Museum

International Center of Photography

New Museum of Contemporary Art

New York Hall of Science

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Strollers Allowed but Possible Limitations

Asia Society
May be restricted at some exhibits.

Museum of Jewish Heritage
Strollers are permitted, however the management can refuse your right to enter if they see a problem. (I'd be wary)

New York Transit Museum Strollers are allowed, but museum is housed in a decommissioned subway station, so it's down a flight of stairs with no elevator (just like the real subway).

Whitney Museum
Strollers are okay in galleries. Some exhibitions could have limits. Call ahead at 1-800-WHITNEY. (The Whitney is also now offering stroller tours. Check it out.)

Strollers Allowed but Definite Limitations

The Brooklyn Museum
Strollers are allowed almost throughout the entire museum. However, management may limit strollers at any time. Strollers can also be stored at coat check.

Double-sided strollers and jogging strollers have to be checked.

Jewish Museum
Just umbrella-type strollers are allowed, and these may be limited in certain parts of the museum. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Strollers are allowed in many parts of the museum, but ask at an information desk before you start walking around. Oversize and jogging strollers are not allowed.

Museum of Arts and Design
Reportedly, small umbrella strollers that are collapsible are allowed on floors of gallery (but a reader says she was still turned away).

Museum of Modern Art
Baby strollers are allowed, but not on escalators (use the elevator).

Museums Where Strollers Are Not Allowed

Children's Museum of Manhattan
All strollers must be checked but the line is often long and since space is limited, you're best off bringing an umbrella model or leaving it at home.

Children's Museum of the Arts
All strollers must be checked but the line is often long and since space is limited, you're best off bringing an umbrella model or leaving it at home.

Museum of the Moving Image

Noguchi Museum

Also, check out Metropolitan Moms, which offers tours at stroller-friendly museums.

 Find more tips for NYC art and kid shows in our Museum Guide.

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