Save the date for Night at the Museums.
Get FREE admission to 15 museums and cultural institutions in Lower Manhattan, including the National September 11 Museum, plus guided walks and discounts at restaurants and bars, on the annual Night at the Museums.
Although everything is within walking distance, you can hop on the FREE Lower Manhattan bus to help you get around.
This year, it’s Tuesday, June 19th. Spend the evening, 4pm to 8pm, visiting one or more museums and historic sites.
NYC museums participating in Night at the Museums
- African Burial Ground National Monument
- China Institute
- Federal Hall National Memorial
- Fraunces Tavern Museum
- Museum of American Finance
- Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
- National Archives at NYC
- National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution)
- National September 11 Memorial Museum
- 9/11 Tribute Center
- Poets House
- The Skyscraper Museum
- South Street Seaport Museum
NYC River to River Festival
Night at the Museums is part of the annual River to River Festival, featuring free arts events in mid-June throughout Lower Manhattan.
Here’s the full guide to participating museums, in a handy PDF you can download, so you don’t miss a thing.
Of course, you can get FREE museum admission year round at some of these museums, and you can get FREE admission to others with the free NYC ID card available to any NYC resident.
And, of course, many NYC museums have FREE admission days and times. See the full day-by-day list here.
Pick up your Night at the Museums Guide at any of the participating institutions for special offers that are good all summer.
Some museums require an RSVP for a FREE ticket of admission, so check the Night at the Museums website for individual requirements for each museum you are interested in visiting free.
SEE ALSO these NYCOTC pages:
- how to visit the 9/11 Memorial and National September 11 Museum
- how to visit the One World Observatory.
Night at the Museums is produced by the Downtown Cultural Group.
Night at the Museums is posted annually since 2015, and updated annually.