Museums in New York CityMoney-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
The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is now participating in Bank of America's Museums on Us program. Show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a photo ID on the first full weekend of each month for free general admission for one person to...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The Museum Mile Festival occurs annually in early June. During the festival, free admission is offered for participating museums, plus over 20 blocks of Fifth Avenue are closed off to traffic and the streets fill with live bands, entertainment, and art. The date for...read more
K2 Friday Nights at The Rubin Each Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the The Rubin opens for free extended hours known as K2 Friday Nights. During these evening events, the museum's Café Serai transforms into the K2 Lounge with DJ music, a 2-for-1 happy hour...read more
The Fashion Institute of Technology Museum The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) operates a museum that is open to the public free of charge. The museum has three galleries, one that features special exhibitions, one that displays a portion of the museum's...read more
The Pratt Manhattan Gallery Street View. Drag mouse or use arrows and compass to scroll. The Pratt Manhattan Gallery hosts art exhibitions throughout the year featuring a variety of art forms and topics. The Pratt Gallery's exhibitions are open to the public and...read more
Friday Evening Pay-As-You-Wish Admission to the New York Historical Society Museum and Library is pay-as-you-wish from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays. Regular admission is $20 for adults; $15 for seniors, educators, and active military; $12 for students; and $16...read more
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