Yep no inflation, raising prices because of "escalating costs in virtually all aspects of operating the museum". Yep no inflation according to BUBBLE ben bernanke! MoMA to raise admission fee Associated Press NEW YORK â Soon it'll cost more to see the great artworks at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. MoMA says it will raise its mandatory adult admission to $25 from $20 on Sept. 1. It says it's due to escalating costs in virtually all aspects of operating the museum. There has been no increase since 2004. Admission for visitors 16 years old and under will continue to be free. The fee for full time students will be $14 and $18 for senior citizens. The city's Metropolitan Museum of Art recently also raised its suggested price to $25 from $20.