Enjoy NYC on the cheap by taking advantage of FREE or pay-as-you-wish admission at museums, zoos, gardens and cultural institutions. We are lucky there are dozens of deals on different days and hours during the week and on weekends
Here’s the list for Tuesday.
Be sure to make your ticket reservation in advance, where required, since museums are still requiring social distancing – along with mask wearing.
As always, you can visit our Free and Cheap Events Calendar for more budget-friendly events and activities in the greatest city on the planet.
If you do not already have an IDNYC Card, get one. It’s FREE, and offers FREE admission at more than 30 NYC museums, zoos, gardens and cultural institutions, along with shopping and theater discounts.
You can also use it as a library card at all three NYC systems, NYPL (which serves Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island), Brooklyn Library and Queens Library.
Sorry visitors – this is for NYC residents only.
Tuesday – NYC Free Museum Admission
There are no “only on Tuesday” freebies. But these NYC museums have a pay-as-you-wish policy every day, which means you can choose not to pay at all.
But that’s not NYC on the cheap – that’s just plain cheap.
Pay-what-you-wish admission is available to residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, but timed-entry reservations must be booked in advance.
- Time slots are available 10am to 4pm through Sept. 30, 22021
Pay-what-you-wish for New York state residents as well as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students.
Now a branch of The Met, the same pay-what-you-wish admission rule applies.
Timed-entry reservations must be booked in advance.
Timed-entry tickets are required; NYC residents can enter for free or pay-what-they-wish.
Timed-entry tickets are recommended.
Timed-entry reservations are recommended.
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