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Museum of Sex

Serve your curiosity and be exposed to the evolving cultural significance of human sexuality though exhibitions, experiences and programs.

The New York Pass FREE ENTRY to the Museum of Sex Normally $20.00 - Free with New York Pass

Jump into the most raunchy museum that New York City has to offer!

For over fifteen years, the Museum of Sex has sustained its mission to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The Museum produces exhibitions, experiences, and programs that bring the best of current art science and the study of sexuality to the widest possible audiences. Explore the vast collection of unique artifacts covering over 22,000 square feet of galleries and exhibitions. View artifacts and works of art that aims to shock, titillate, and inform through eye-popping installations that explore the most taboo of subjects while encouraging playfulness and curiosity about sex. Explore intriguing topics such as the origins of pornography, sex toys across time, as well as Superfun Land, an immersive 4-floor exhibit on the erotic history of carnivals. Experience more by visiting the acclaimed retail store or having a drink in the captivating Night Fever Bar, offering signature libations allows visitors to loosen their inhibitions while creating a sexy and festive atmosphere.

Please note: No patrons under the age of 18 are allowed in the museum. This is an adults-only attraction.


  • NSFW: Female Gaze, co-curated by VICE Media's Creators, showcases over 25 emerging female artists from various disciplines dedicated to powerful feminine narratives. Every day, women are faced with a world of images that reflect male perspectives on sexual desire. The artists in NSFW Female Gaze both reclaim and break out of women's historical roles as muse and object.
  • The Sex Lives of Animals presents an uncensored story of the birds and the bees, moving animal sexuality beyond the confines of reproduction and mating, towards discussions of orientation and cognition.
  • OBJECTXXX: Selected Artifacts from the Museum of Sex speak to the depth and diversity of artifacts that exist in the Museum of Sex's permanent collection of nearly 20,000 items. Amassed through directed acquisition and generous donation, the Museum of Sex's permanent collection, research library, and extensive media library are an extension of the institution's dedication to the preservation and presentation of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.
  • Night Fever: New York Disco 1977-1979, The Bill Bernstein Photographs explores the sexually and socially radical multiculturalism embraced by the New York disco clubs of the late '70s. The exhibition assembles 40 photographs from Bill Bernstein, taken from 1977 to 1979, accompanied by audio interviews, in an immersive installation that invites viewers to experience the freedom and intoxication of the disco era.

Available for an extra charge:

  • Jump for Joy: Bouncy Castle of Breasts ($3) is an interactive installation that embodies the cultural context and history of fairground eroticism.
  • Celestial Bodies: The Couples VR Experience ($15) is an immersive room-scale Virtual Reality installation that brings Diplo's track "Set It Off" to a new dimension. This is a separately ticketed exhibition with limited opening hours. Inquire on-site for availability.

Did You Know

  • The Museum of Sex was named one of the Weirdest NYC Museums You Have To See by NY Daily News
  • Complimentary tours of the museum take place on the following days. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are free of charge to Museum ticket holders.
    Mondays, Thursdays, Sundays: 2:00pm
    Saturdays: 12:00noon

Getting in

  • New York Pass® holders are admitted to The Museum of Sex on a first-come, first-serve basis based upon availability on Saturdays.
  • Please note that The Museum of Sex has limited capacity and works to control the flow of admissions to ensure that each visitor has an interactive and enjoyable experience. For this reason, New York Pass holders may have a longer wait time than usual during weekends.
  • In order to limit your wait time, please visit The Museum of Sex from Sunday to Friday.

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Getting to Museum of Sex

Getting to Museum of Sex

  • Museum of Sex 233 Fifth Avenue at 27th Street, New York
  • Closest Subway 28th Street Broadway / 28th Street Park Avenue / 28th Street 7th Avenue
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 4 or 5 on Downtown route and stop 32 on Uptown route

Opening Times

Sunday-Thursday: 11:00am-11:00pm. Last entry at 9pm.

Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-12:00am (Midnight). Last entry at 10pm.

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