Museums in New York City

Money-Saving While Enjoying New York City's Many Excellent Museums

New York City has a wealth of excellent museums to appeal to all interests. The city is home to a world-class collection of art museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Arts, and the Musum of Modern Arts. History and cultural museums are also well represented with the American Museum of Natural History, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (which is on an aircraft carrier!), and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. 

For some more unusual museum visits, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, and the Discovery Museum all provide interesting and entertaining exhibits in the Times Square area. 

Most of these museums charge an admission fee. If you plan on visiting several museum, one of the NYC Attractions Passes could save you money. Also, check out the posts below for featured discounts on museum admissions.

Museums News & Special Offers

Tips, Promotions, and Special Offers for New York City’s Museums

Discount Admission to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Get discount admission to Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum through December 31, 2017. Discount general admission price is $18 for kids age 5 - 12 and $24.75 for adults. Regular full-price admission is $24 for kids and $33.00 for adults. See the discount ticket...

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Visit Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island

Entry to Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island is free on Fridays. Admission is also always free for active duty military with ID   Historic Richmond Town Historic Richmond Town is an original town and farm complex that dates back to the 1600s that operated as...

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Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid Museum and Pier 86

The 2017 Space and Science Festival takes place August 1 - 6 at Pier 86 and the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. The event features special exhibits and presentations by NASA. Events held at Pier 86 (except for the Drones exhibition) are free. Most of the free...

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Free Brooklyn Museum Admission First Saturday of the Month

Target First Saturdays The Brooklyn Museum stays open for extended hours (11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.) with free admission after 5:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except September). . The free Saturdays are sponsored by Target. Target First Saturdays include...

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China Institute Gallery Free Thursday Evenings

Free Thursday Evening Admission to the China Institute Gallery Admission to the China Institute Gallery is free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The regular admission fee for the gallery, located in Lower Manhattan, is $8 for adults, and $4 for Seniors and...

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Night at the Museums. Free Lower Manhattan Museum Admissions

Free Lower Manhattan Museum Admissions Each June, the annual Night at the Museums event provides free admission to museums and cultural sites in Lower Manhattan. All the venues are located in Lower Manhattan and within walking distance of each other. The 2017 event is...

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