Tips For Visiting MASS MoCA

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Looking from one window to another in North Adams, MA.
  • Some of the coolest installations are outside of the main building so don’t miss the boiler room and sound piece in Joe’s Field.
  • Visit Natural Bridge State Park too because it is like Massachusetts’ grand canyon.
  • Get to MassMoca early and park under the road overpass to shield your car from the sun.
  • Stay at the Holiday Inn near MASS Moca because you can easily walk to the museum and not have to move your car.
  • Go on a hot day and you can spend most of your time inside instead of melting outside.
  • Get ice cream and visit the chalet.
  • Enjoy your ice cream sitting on a Jenny Holzer bench overlooking the river.
  • The salads in the restaurant are HUGE. Eat all of them.
  • Sign up for the James Turrell stuff in advance or you won’t get in.
  • Your ticket is good for 2 days so don’t worry about missing anything.
  • Download the MASS MoCA app so you don’t miss anything.
  • Bring cash to enjoy a really good cold brew in the coffee shop in building 6.
  • If you get lost, walk along the outside of the buildings to find your way back to the front door.
  • The bathrooms at the bottom of building 6 are very cool.

Important MASS MoCA Links

Official website: website

Holiday Inn Berkshires in North Adams: website

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