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Summer Timed Ticketed Admission and Movie

Please select the 2 hour general admission time slot when you would like to visit the Museum, then select the time you will see the movie during your visit. Please make sure your movie time falls within your admission time slot. Please arrive at the Museum within your selected time slot and before your movie time.

The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily beginning June 1st through September 30th. The Museum will be closed June 20th, and will close early on Friday, August 13th and Saturday, August 14th due to special events.


Admission to the Museum includes a self-guided tour through the Museum’s permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions including: Women in Racing, Muybridge and Motion: Selections from the Tang Teaching Museum Collection, and ’Chasing Summer: The Art of Steeplechase. Watch “What It Takes: Journey to the Hall of Fame,” the new 16-minute film that brings viewers on an amazing journey through the various aspects of thoroughbred racing and examines the rare honor — given to less than one percent of the sport’s participants — of reaching the game’s pinnacle and earning a coveted spot in the Hall of Fame.


Beginning June 1, 2021, visitors of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame who are fully vaccinated may tour the Museum without a face mask. Unvaccinated individuals under both CDC and state guidance must wear masks, and all visitors must adhere to 6-foot social distancing requirements. 


Please call 518-584-0400 to reserve your tickets in advance over the phone, and/or to receive special rates including: Museum Member Admission, Blue Star Museum Admission, Veteran Admission, NYRA Employee Admission, Museums for All, or if you have an admission pass to the Museum.

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