General Information

Public Hours


Tuesday—Thursday, 8am—7pm

Friday, 8am—9pm

Saturday, 9am—9pm

Sunday, 9am—7pm


We are also open during the evening for scheduled public programs—please check our list of upcoming events for further details, and to purchase tickets.

Teranga is open during our regular public hours. Please follow them on social media for news of any exceptions for ticketed or private events.





Free, except for ticketed programs and events. Please check our list of upcoming events for further details, and to purchase tickets.





1280 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10029



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Group Visits


The Africa Center does not currently offer group visits.



Partnership Proposals  


If you’re interested in partnering with the Africa Center to present a program or an event, please complete our Partnership Proposal Form.

NOTE: The Africa Center does not currently accept unsolicited exhibition proposals.



Facility Rentals


If you’re interested in renting our facilities, please complete our Event Space Rental Inquiry Form.




The Center strives to accommodate visitors of all abilities in a welcoming environment.

Ramp access is available at the Center’s main entrance at 1280 Fifth Avenue.

The Center’s installation space, Teranga, and restroom facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Visitor Guidelines


Service animals are welcome. Pets are not permitted in the Center.

Please do not touch the works of art on display, including wall installations.

Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the Center.

Unless otherwise noted, photography in the Center is allowed for personal, non-commercial purposes only. Videotaping and tripods are prohibited.

The Center does not have a coat check and does not accept any items for storage.

Smoking and e-cigarettes are not permitted anywhere within the building.

The use of charcoal, pastels, permanent markers, paint, and easels is prohibited.

The Africa Center’s staff and visitors have the right to an environment free from abuse, threatening, or inappropriate behavior. The Center reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner.

Please note that visitors to the Center may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded. By attending, you grant the Center permission to use photographs and/or audiovisual recordings in which you appear for archival, documentary, publicity, advertising, or other purposes.


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