Visit Us

China Institute is open for programs, classes, and seasonal exhibitions. Please consult our Events Calendar for more information about specific events.

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

Temporary Entrance:
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

Gallery is currently closed for installation. The next exhibition“Gold from Dragon City: Masterpieces of Three Yan from Liaoning, 337-436” will open on September 5th.

Saturday – Wednesday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday – Friday: 10 AM – 8 PM [Extended Hours]


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.

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 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.

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