Free NYC Museum Admission

 Posted by on April 24, 2015  Add comments

nyc freeWith admission to some NYC museums now up to $25 per person, be smart – and cheap – and visit when these must-see destinations are FREE.  The caveat, of course, is that free means crowded with others enjoying NYC culture on the cheap. Borough by borough, these are the freebies –

Free museum admission – Manhattan

American Museum of Natural History: Free the last hour (4:45-5:45pm).  Admission price is ‘suggested’ at all other times, so you could pay as little as $1 if you have the chutzpah, and the thick skin to ignore the dirty looks. Central Park West & 79th St, Upper West Side.

El Museo del Barrio: Free the third Saturday of the month. 1230 Fifth Ave between 104th & 105th Sts, Spanish Harlem.

Museum of Modern Art: Entry is free 4-8pm on Friday. Gets busy. 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth & Sixth Aves, Midtown West.

Neue Galerie: Free 6-8pm the first Friday of the month. 1048 Fifth Ave at 86th St, Upper East Side.

New York Historical Society: Pay what you wish, 6-8pm Friday. 2 W 77th St at Central Park West, Upper West Side.

Studio Museum in Harlem: Free on Sunday. 144 W 125th St at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, Harlem.

Jewish Museum: Free on Saturday, 11am to 5:45pm.


Free museum admission – Brooklyn

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Free all day Tuesdays, and 10am to noon Saturday. Eastern Parkway at Washington Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Museum: Free first Saturday of the month, when there’s big wine-sipping, DJ parties that draw half the neighborhood. 200 Eastern Parkway, at Washington Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.


Free museum admission – Bronx

Bronx Zoo: Pay what you wish on Wednesday. 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx.

New York Botanical Garden: Free Wednesday, 10am to noon Saturday. Bronx River Pkwy & Fordham Rd, The Bronx.

Wave Hill: Free 9am to noon Tuesday and Saturday. W 249th St at Independence Ave, Riverdale, The Bronx.


Free museum admission – Queens

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum: Pay what you wish, first Friday of the month. 9-01 33rd Rd, Astoria, Queens.

Museum of the Moving Image: Free 4-8pm Friday. 35th Ave, at 36th St, Astoria, Queens.


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