Free Museum Days

Free All Day, Every Day

The Drawing Center…Prides itself on being the only fine arts institution in the US to focus solely on the exhibition of drawing.
Museum At The Fashion Institute Of Technology…The most fashionable museum in all of NYC.  Displays killer couture.
Museum Of American Folk Art…Dedicated to displaying traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York…Reservations are required (but absolutely worth it!)  Visitors will receive a guided tour of the Bank, and explore the Fed’s roles and responsibilities through interactive exhibits.
Hispanic Society Of America…A museum and reference library for the study of the arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.
National Museum Of The American Indian…Besides the exhibitions, you’ll also enjoy a wide range of public programs, including: dance, music, films, and symposia, all exploring the diversity of the Native Americans.
New York Public Library…Free books, classes, talks, exhibitions, tours, and more.  Locations in every hood.  One of Used York City’s favorite institutions in all of NYC.
Socrates Sculpture Park…The only site in NYC dedicated to providing artists with space for large scale sculptures and installations in an outdoor environment.
Austrian Cultural Forum New York…Truly the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States, this institution hosts more than 200 free events annually, showcasing Austrian contemporary art, music, film, literature and academic thought.
Bronx Museum…Head uptown and soak in the best art of the Boogie-Down Bronx.

Free Days

Monday
Museum at Eldridge Street
Free Monday 10am–5pm
 
Tuesday
China Institute in America
Free Tuesday and Thursday 6pm–8pm
 
Wednesday
Staten Island Zoo
Free Wednesday 2pm–4:45pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Free Wednesday 4pm–8pm
 
Thursday
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Free Thursday 7pm–9pm
Museum of Chinese in America
Free Thursday 11am–9pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Pay what you wish Thursday 4pm–6pm
Museum of Arts & Design
Pay what you wish Thursday 6pm–9pm
 
Friday
Rubin Museum of Art
Free Friday 6pm–10pm
Museum of the Moving Image
Free Friday 4pm–8pm
Asia Society
Free Friday 6pm–9pm
New-York Historical Society
Pay what you wish Friday 6pm–8pm
The Noguchi Museum
Pay what you wish on the first Friday of every month
Whitney Museum of American Art
Pay what you wish Friday 6pm–9pm
New York Aquarium
Pay what you wish Friday 3pm–4:30pm
International Center of Photography
Pay what you wish Friday 5pm–8pm
 
Saturday
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Pay what you wish Saturday 5:45–7:45pm
The Jewish Museum
Free Saturday 11am–5:45pm
 
Sunday
Studio Museum in Harlem
Free Sunday 12pm–6pm

Suggested Contribution Days

These museums may suggest a nominal fee of, let’s say, $25, however, you can still get full access by handing over as little as a penny.  

American Museum of Natural History
Suggested adult admission $19
The Cloisters
Suggested adult admission $25
Grey Art Gallery NYU
Suggested adult admission $3
King Manor Museum
Suggested adult admission $5
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Suggested adult admission $25
Museum of Biblical Art
Suggested adult admission $7
Museum of the City of New York
Suggested adult admission $10; if you live or work in East Harlem above 103rd Street, visit the Museum free of charge. Simply walk in the entrance, say “I’m a neighbor,” and the suggested admission charge will be waived.
New York City Fire Museum
Suggested adult admission $7
MoMA PS1 
Suggested adult admission $10
Queens Museum of Art
Suggested adult admission $5
Staten Island Museum
Suggested adult admission $3
 
 

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