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The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 2210

Located in a breathtaking waterfront building, the ICA is Boston's destination for new art and ideas

Whether its breathtaking architecture, the beauty of the Boston waterfront, or the thrill of discovering new art and ideas - you'll experience it all at the ICA. The first art museum built in Boston in over 100 years, the ICA presents art in all media - visual arts, film, dance, theater and more - that invites audiences of all ages to experience the excitement of contemporary culture.


  • Visual art
  • Dance
  • Theater
  • Music
  • Film

The ICA is located at 100 Northern Avenue on Boston's waterfront, a short walk from downtown and easily accessible by public transportation. We are also just two blocks from the I-93 and Mass Turnpike off-ramps. For more detailed directions, visit our website.

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Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday and Friday 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.
Closed Monday, except on the following national holidays:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Patriot's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Open July 4.

$15 general admission
$13 seniors
$10 students
FREE members and youth 17 and under
FREE for all from 5 to 9 pm every Thursday for Target Free Thursday Nights
FREE for families (up to 2 adults accompanied by children 12 and under) on the last Saturday of each month with the exception of December.

(photo: Iwan Baan)

Public Transportation:
Take the MBTA Red Line to South Station and transfer to the Silver Line Waterfront. The ICA is short walk from either World Trade Center or Courthouse station.