Visit Us

China Institute is open for select public programs and workshops. Please consult our public program calendar for more information about specific events.

All visitors must bring a photo ID when entering the building and present proof of COVID vaccination. Masks are highly recommended when on site at China Institute.


100 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006
Temporary entrance: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-744-8181 Fax: 212-628-4159

General Building Hours

Monday – Friday: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Gallery Hours (During Exhibitions)

Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Closed on Sundays and major holidays
The Next Show will be from March 23 – June 25

Education/Class Hours (Please Click Here)


Located in downtown Manhattan on 100 Washington Street (Temporary entrance: 40 Rector Street, New York, NY 10006), at the corner of Washington St & Rector St, China Institute is easily reached by public transportation.

By Subway

Take R W 1 to Rector Street,

or take 4 5 to Wall Street,

or take A C to Fulton Street, then transfer 4 5 to Wall Street.

By Bus

Take M5 bus Southbound to Trinity Place and Rector Street, or take M20 bus Southbound End Avenue, or take M22 bus Southbound to Vesey Street.

By Path

Hoboken/Newark to World Trade Center


China Institute and China Institute Gallery welcome all visitors and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

We recognize the diversity of visitor abilities and needs and have taken steps to ensure our facilities are safe and accessible to all. Our 100 Washington Street building is fully handicapped accessible and we are happy to provide American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters upon advanced request. We also have copies of exhibition didactics in large print at the reception desk. To help us ensure that all visitor needs continue to be met, please call the main Institute telephone line at 212-744-8181 to discuss these and other services we offer at China Institute.