Free museum admission by day of week

 
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With 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.

These are the museum freebie days, listed by day of the week. Also see our

NYC on the Cheap list of free museum admission days, by borough.

Free Museum Admission on Mondays

Museum at Eldridge Street, (Lower Manhattan, 10am to noon)

Free Museum Admission on Tuesdays

9/11 Memorial & Museum (Lower Manhattan, 5pm to close)
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
China Institute (Upper East Side, 6pm to 8pm)
Morgan Library and Museum Midtown Manhattan, McKim Rooms only, 3pm to 5pm
Wave Hill, Riverdale, Bronx (9am to noon)

Free Museum Admission on Wednesdays

Bronx Zoo (Bronx Park, pay what you will for grounds access)
Museum of Jewish Heritage (Lower Manattan, 4pm to 8pm)
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx (free grounds access)
Queens Botanical Garden (Forest Hills, April – October, 3pm to 6pm; all day rest of year)
Staten Island Zoo (Staten Island, 2pm to 4:45pm)
Van Cortlandt House Museum, Bronx

Free Museum Thursdays

Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Brooklyn, 3pm to 5pm)
China Institute (Upper East Side, 6pm to 8pm)
International Center of Photography (Bowery/Lower East Side) pay what you wish, 6pm to 9pm
Museum of Arts and Design (Upper East Side), pay what you wish, 6pm to 9pm)
Museum of Chinese in America (Chinatown/Lower East Side)
New Museum (Bowery/Lower East Side) pay what you wish, 7pm to 9pm)

Freebie Fridays

Asia Society (Upper East Side, September through June, 6pm to 9pm)
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island (1pm to 5pm)
Japan Society (Upper East Side, 6pm to 9pm)
Morgan Library and Museum (Midtown Manhattan, 7pm to 9pm)
Museum of Modern Art (Midtown Manhattan, 4pm to 8pm)
Museum of the Moving Image, (Astoria, Queens, 4pm to 8pm)
New York Aquarium (Coney Island, Brooklyn, pay what you wish, 3pm to close; 4pm to close in summer)
New York Hall of Science,  (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, September-June, 2pm to 5pm)
The New-York Historical Society (Upper West Side, Manhattan, pay what you wish, 6pm to 8pm)
Rubin Museum of Art (Chelsea, Manhattan, 6pm to 10pm)
Whitney Museum of American Art (Chelsea, Manhattan, 7 pm to 10pm)

Free Museum Admission on Saturdays

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Brooklyn, 10am to noon)
Cooper Hewitt Design Museum (Upper East Side, 6 to 9pm)
The Jewish Museum (Upper East Side)
Museum of American Finance (Lower Manhattan)
New York Botanical Garden (Bronx Park, Bronx, free grounds pass, 9 to 10am)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Upper East Side, pay what you wish, 5:45 to 7:45pm)
Wave Hill (Riverdale, Bronx, 9am to noon)

Free Museum Admission on Sundays

Frick Collection (Midtown Manhattan, pay what you wish, 11am to 1pm)
The Morgan Library and Museum (Midtown Manhattan, McKim Rooms only, 4 to 6pm)
New York Hall of Science (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, September-June, 10 to 11am)
Queens Botanical Garden (Forest Hills, April through October, 4 to 6pm)
Studio Museum in Harlem (Harlem, Manhattan)

Free First Friday of the Month

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (Upper West Side, 5pm to 8pm)
Neue Galerie (Upper East Side, 6pm to 8pm)
The Noguchi Museum, Astoria, Queens

Free First Saturday of the Month

Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, 5 to 11pm)

Free Third Saturday of the Month

El Museo del Barrio (Upper East Side)

Free Seasonal Admission

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (November through February, weekdays)
Queens Botanical Garden (November through March, Tuesday through Sunday)

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