How to Get into NYC Museums for Free (or close to free)

Always free:

The New York Public Library (free guided tours at 11am & 2pm Monday-Saturday and 2pm on Sunday)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (weekdays December-February)

 

Always suggested admission:

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History

The Brooklyn Museum (and completely free first Saturday)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (including the Cloisters)

The Museum of the City of New York

 

Bank of America Museums on Us (free first weekend on month with BofA card):

Cooper-Hewitt

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Washington Crossing the Delaware at the Met
Washington Crossing the Delaware at the Met

Whitney Museum of American Art

Barbara Streisand at the Whitney
Barbara Streisand at the Whitney

Monday:

Federal Reserve Bank – free tours at 1pm and 2pm

 

Tuesday:

9/11 Memorial & Museum (5pm-close, the Memorial is always free)

9/11 Memorial
9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Federal Reserve Bank – free tours at 1pm and 2pm

 

Thursday:

Museum of Arts and Design (pay what you wish 6pm-9pm)

New Museum of Contemporary Art (pay what you wish 7pm-9pm)

 

Friday:

Frick Collection (first Friday of the month from 6pm-9pm)

MoMA 4-8pm

Andy Warhol at MoMA
Andy Warhol at MoMA

New York Historical Society pay what you wish 6-8pm

Benjamin Franklin at the NY Historical Society
Benjamin Franklin at the NY Historical Society

Saturday:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (10am-12pm)

Brooklyn Museum (first Saturday of the month)

Cooper-Hewitt (pay what you wish 6pm-9pm)

Guggenheim (pay what you wish 5:45-7:45pm)

 

Sunday

Frick Collection (pay what you wish 11am-1pm)

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Leave a Reply