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 the Museum of American Finance

Museum of American Finance Discount The Museum of American Finance is all about money, and you can save some on admission with this deal from Groupon. The Groupon deal is $8 for two museum admissions. That's just $4 per person and 50% off the...

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First Friday Evenings Free at the Frick Collection

First Fridays at the Frick Collection Admission to the Frick Collection is free from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month (except January). Another discount admission option is Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., when admission is...

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FDNY Fire Zone at Rockefeller Center

FDNY Education and Merchandise at FDNY Fire Zone Learn about fire safety and shop for FDNY clothing and gift items at the FDNY Fire Zone at Rockefeller Center. The center advertises itself as being kid-friendly, but it should also be of enjoyable for adults with an...

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American Folk Art Museum

The American Folk Art Museum The American Folk Art Museum is a free NYC museum dedicated to the appreciation of folk art and the creations of self-taught artists and includes a collection of works from the 1700s to present day. This small museum does not display a...

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National Museum of the American Indian NYC

The George Gustav Hey Center at the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House is one of three National Museum of the American Indian facilities in the U.S. (the others are the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC and the Cultural Resources...

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New Museum Pay As You Wish Thursday Evenings

The New Museum New Museum Street View. Use arrows and compass to scroll. As the name suggests, the New Museum features new works by American and international artists. The museum pursues its mission of "New Art, New Ideas" with innovative art exhibitions from a...

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Museum of the Moving Image

Free Fridays at the Museum of the Moving Image Admission to the Museum of the Moving Image is free on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Regular admission is $15 for adults, $11 for Seniors (65+), $11 for Students (18+ with ID), and $7 for Youths. Note: Information...

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Free Thursdays at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Free Thursday Afternoons at the Brooklyn Children's Museum Admission to the Brooklyn Children's Museum is free of charge on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Regular admission is $11 per person. Note: information provided here is correct to the best of our...

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Pay What You Wish Saturdays at the Guggenheim

Saturday Evenings at the Guggenheim The regular admission fee for the Guggenheim Museum is $25 for adults and $18 for Seniors (65+) and Students (with valid ID). Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. On Saturdays, from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., visitors can...

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