China Institute is open for programs, classes, and seasonal exhibitions. Please consult our Events Calendar for more information about specific events.
Masks are no longer mandatory on-site at China Institute. Visitors and students are also no longer required to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend programs or classes.
For the safety of everyone within our building, please stay home if you are not feeling well, have exhibited symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
100 Washington Street
New York, NY 10006
40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 744-8181
General Building Hours
Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Gallery Hours (During Exhibitions)
Monday : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
(Free Admission on Thursdays 5:00 – 8:00 PM)
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on major holidays
Please note we will be closed on Monday, June 19, 2023 for Juneteenth.
Located in downtown Manhattan on 100 Washington Street (Temporary entrance: 40 Rector Street, New York, NY 10006), at the corner of Washington Street and Rector Street.
China Institute is easily reached by public transportation.
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.
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.
Hoboken/Newark to World Trade Center
China Institute welcomes 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 building is fully handicap 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 the services we offer at China Institute.