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 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
Free Admission to El Museo del Barrio Admission to El Museo is free every third Saturday of the month. Saturday hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is also free for seniors on Wednesdays. Regular admission is a suggested donation of $9 for adults and $5 for...read more
Japan Society Gallery - Free Friday Evening Admission Admission to the Japan Society Gallery is free of charge from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays. A docent tour of the gallery is available Fridays at 7:00 p.m. A Japanese language tour is available Fridays at 6:00...read more
The Onassis Cultural Center New York The Onassis Foundation USA is committed to the promotion of Greek Culture. The Onassis Cultural Center in New York City furthers that mission by offering programs and exhibits to the public free of charge. The Art Wall in the...read more
Free Neue Galerie Admission on the First Friday of Each Month Admission to the Neue Galerie is free on the first Friday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The museum shop stays open until 8:00 p.m. and Cafe Sabarsky stays open until 9:00 p.m. on first Fridays....read more