Senior Citizen Discounts on New York City Attractions

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Senior citizens visiting New York City can save money on many attractions.

Most senior discounts are for those age 65 and over, but some are for 62 and over. Age requirements are specified with each discount. Be sure to have an ID with you for proof of age.

Please note that these prices were correct to the best of our knowledge at the time this article was written.  It’s a good idea to verify the pricing information by following the link provided with each of the discounts. (Prices updated 4/25/17).

Attractions with Senior Discounts:

American Museum of Natural History – This museum has a “suggested” admission fee of $22. You can pay less if you wish.

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens – Seniors 65+ pay discounted admission of $8 (regular full-price adult admission is $15).



Bronx Zoo – Discounted seniors general admission (65+) is $17.95 at the gate.  (Regular full-price is $19.95).

Carnegie Hall Tours – Seniors 65+ pay $12 (regular full-price adult admission is $17).

Central Park Zoo – General admission for seniors 65+ is $9 at the gate. (Regular full-price adult general admission is $12).

Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building – Seniors 62+ get a discount on admission to the Empire State Building Observation Deck. Senior price is $31 (regular full-price adult admission is $34).

Frick Collection – Senior 65+ admission is $17 (regular full-price adult admission is $22).

Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour – There is no fee to visit Grand Central Terminal and explore on your own. A self-guided tour of Grand Central Terminal with a rented audio device is available for $7 .  (Regular full-price adult fee is $9).

Guggenheim – The museum offers a pretty good discount for seniors 65 and over, $18 versus the regular adult admission price of $25.

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum – General admission price for seniors 62+ is $31 (regular full-price adult is $33).  Free admission for U.S. Military and Veterans.

sailboatManhattan by Sail – Sailing ship cruises of New York Harbor.  Seniors 65+ price for Daytime Statue Sail is $38 (regular full-price adult is $45).  Seniors 65+ price for Sunset Sail is $44 (regular adult full-price is $55).  Senior 65+ price for City Lights Sail is $38 (regular full-price adult is $45). Senior 65+ price for Champagne Sunday Brunch Sail is $89 (regular adult full-price is $95). Senior 65+ price for Wine Tasting Sail is $89 (regular full-price adult is $95).

Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met operates on a suggested donation basis. The suggested donation for seniors 65+ is $17.  (Suggested regular admission for adults is $25).

The Morgan Library – Admission for seniors 65+ is $13 (regular full-price adult is $20).

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – The discount admission price for seniors 65+ is $18.  (Regular full-price adult admission is $25).

Museum of the Moving Image – Admission fee for seniors 65+ is $11 (regular full-price adult admission is $15).

New Museum – Admission for seniors is $15 (regular full-price adult admission is $18)

brooklyn-botanical-gardensNew York Botanical Garden – The All-Garden Pass is priced differently on week days and weekends. The seniors (65+) price for weekdays is $20 and for weekends is $25.  (Regular full-rice is $23/$28).

New York Historical Society Museum – Discount admission fee for seniors is $15 (regular full-price adult admission is $20).

Neue Gallery – Admission for seniors 65+ is $15 (regular full-price adult admission is $20).

One World Observatory – Senior tickets are $32 (regular full-price adult tickets are $34).



Queens Botanical Garden – Admission for seniors 62+ is $4 (regular full-price adult admission is $6).

Statue of Liberty – A ticket is required to reserve your place on the tour and to ride the ferry out to the island. Price for seniors 62+ is $14.00 (regular full-price adult is $18.50)

Top of the Rock – General admission for seniors 62+ is $32 (regular full-price adult admission is $34).

United Nations Guided Tour – Discounted tour fee for seniors 60+ is $15 (regular full-price adult tour fee is $22).

9/11 Memorial Museum – There is no charge to visit the 9/11 Memorial. However, there is a fee to visit the museum.  The discounted price for seniors 65+ is $18.00.  (Regular full-rice adult admission is $24.00).

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Broadway Show Discounts: We’re not aware of any Broadway show discounts specifically for seniors, but you’ll find many other money-saving options at our Broadway Shows Discounts List.
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