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

El Museo del Barrio – Free Admission on Third Saturday

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

Free Friday Evenings at the Japan Society Gallery

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

Free Exhibits at the Onassis Cultural Center

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 First Fridays at the Neue Galerie

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

First Fridays Free at the Noguchi Museum

Free Admission on the First Friday of Each Month Admission to the Noguhci Museum on Long Island City is free on the first Friday of each month, year round. From May through September, first Friday hours are extended from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and there's a cash bar...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Sign-Up For Our Newsletter

Get the latest discounts, deals, and NYC vacation travel news delivered to your inbox