El Museo del Barrio. Photo by The Fixers (Wikis Take Manhattan 2009 participant) (Uploaded from Wikis Take Manhattan 2009) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Free Admission to El Museo del Barrio

Admission to El Museo is free every third Saturday of the month. Saturday hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission is also free for seniors on Wednesdays.

Regular admission is a suggested donation of $9 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.


El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio features works by Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Latino, and Latin American artists.

The museum’s permanent collection includes a large collection of pre-Columbian artifacts, a graphic prints collection, a collection of modern and contemporary art, and a ‘Popular Traditions’ collection of folk art items.

In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also hosts special exhibitions. Visit the museum’s website to find out what’s currently on display.



El Museo del Barrio is located on 5th Avenue and 104th Street, at the north end of the Upper East Side’s Museum Mile.

The street address is 1230 Fifth Avenue.

The museum is in the El Barrio or Spanish Harlem neighborhood, characterized by a rich cultural history of diverse immigrant residents.

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