Visit Museums for free in New York!
As expensive as is to visit New York you will find many free really good places to visit. Depending on the day the museum will be completely free or ask for a suggested donation. This means that they will ask you for a donation of specific amount depending of the place. $15 – $25 and you can give them half of less and its ok. However the more you can give to the museum the better for the space. There is a difference to be poor and be cheap.
Visita los Museos Gratuitos en Nueva York
Es verdad que la ciudad de Nueva York es muy costosa para visitar sin embargo se pueden encontrar muchos lugares con entrada gratuita o a un precio muy bajo. Algunos museos son completamente gratis otros tienen lo que se le llama donación sugerida. Esto significa que si la entrada cuesta $15 – $25 dólares usted puede ofrecer la mitad o menos. Existe una diferencia muy grande entre ser pobre y ser barato o marro como decimos en mi colonia. De lo mas que pueda pues recuerde que la institución se beneficia del las donaciones para mantener el espacio abierto al publico.
MOMA Museum of Modern Art
Fridays free from 4:00 pm to 8:pm
Depending if is high season (when more tourist visit New York) I recommend arrive 5:30 – 6:00pm the reason is because if you arrive at 4:00pm you will join a block long line to enter in the museum. By 5:30 – 6:00 pm everyone is already in so no hassle nor lines. Just walk to the counter grab your free ticket and go!
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019-5497
El Museo del Barrio
SUGGESTED GALLERY ADMISSION*
$ 5 Students and Seniors
Free for Members and children under 12
Free for Seniors on Wednesdays
Free every third Saturday of the month for Super Sábado
Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 6:00pm
*El Museo is closed on New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
NOW OPEN SUNDAYS!
12:00pm – 5:00pm
SPECIAL 2×1 OFFER*
With your admission to El Museo del Barrio, you can gain FREE entrance to the Museum of the City of New York.
For more info on our neighbors, visit mcny.org.
1230 Fifth Avenue
(between 104th and 105th Streets)
New York, NY 10029
Wednesday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
First Saturday of the month
(except September) 11 a.m.–11 p.m.
We clear our galleries 15 minutes before closing. We’re closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Our Shop, BKM Café, and BKM Bowl have special hours. Our Library is temporarily closed for renovations, with some resources available by email request.
general admission prices are suggested contribution amounts. Adult $16.00
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Wednesday…………………………………………11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday ………………………………………….. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday ……………………………………………….. 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday……………………………………………. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday………………………………………………. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday ………………………………………………………………….. Closed
Tuesday …………………………………………………………………. Closed
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is FREE ADMISSION to all ages.
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York 10456
GETTING HERE BY SUBWAY
D OR B TRAINS to the 167 STREET STATION. Exit at rear of station, walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks.
The Queens Museum
Wednesday through Sunday
Please note galleries close at 4:45pm daily
The Museum will be closed on July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years day.
The Museum closes at 3pm on December 24 and 31.
$8 for adults
$4 for seniors
Free for children 18 and under
Free for students of New York colleges and universities with current ID
Free for all NYC Department Of Education employees with ID
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Staten Island Museum
Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
The Museum is closed on National Holidays: on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Recommended Admission:(pay as you wish)
Students and Seniors: $5.00
Children 2 – 12: $2.00
Museum Members: FREE
Sneak Peek Tuesdays Free admission 12-2pm
75 Stuyvesant Place
(at Wall Street)
Staten Island, N.Y.10301
Admission Adults $22 Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID
$18 Children 12 and under Free Members Free
Saturdays Pay as you wish from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
Usually there is a long line to get in at this time so go early if you want to go in if you are late let say 7:35 and the line still long. try next Saturday. Chances are they will close the door on your nose at 7:45.
American Folk Art Museum
(Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets)
New York, NY 10023
tel: 212. 595. 9533
Admission is free
Tuesday–Thursday: 11:30 am–7:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm–7:30 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am–7:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian
Admission is FREE
4 & 5 trains to Bowling Green
1 train to Rector Street or South Ferry
R train to Whitehall Street
J & Z trains to Broad Street
2 & 3 trains to Wall Street
Hours 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily;
Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Closed December 25
Wednesday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday–Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Sky Room is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays during Museum hours.
Call 877.500.1932 for more information about ticket sales.
7 p.m.–9 p.m.: Pay-What-You-Wish
Suggested Minimum: $2
14 and under (accompanied by an adult)
Monday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day.
Seniors (65 and older)
Free for seniors every first Monday of the month. $10
Children (12 and younger) Free
Free admission on Fridays, 6-10 pm.
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Seniors (65 and over with ID) $12
Students (full-time with valid ID) $7.50
18 and under Free
Thursdays from 5:00-8:00pm Pay-What-You-Wish
– See more at:thejewishmuseum.org
Saturdays are the Jewish Sabbath, a day of rest and a special time for spiritual enrichment free from the concerns of schedules, everyday work and commerce. For this reason interactive exhibition elements, audioguides, the Shops, Lox at Cafe Weissman, and the children’s exhibition will not be available. This is also why admission fees are waived.
Gallery admission is free for MoMA members, MoMA Corporate Members, MoMA admission ticket holders, New York City Residents*, NYC public school students, Members of the Press, & other Museum Staff with valid ID. Certain special exhibitions and programs may require a separate admission ticket.
Located on Queens:
22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Thursday to Monday 12 – 6 p.m
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. On Christmas Eve MoMA PS1 closes at 3 p.m
More info momaps1.org
The Hispanic Society of America
Small museum but is worth to visit. free museum and reference library for the study of the arts
and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.
Located on Audubon Terrace
Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets
Hours: 1000am to 4:30pm
For more info visit their Website
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
(between Dahlia and Peck Avenues)
Nov-March: Free; April-Oct: Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students and Children over 3 $2
American Museum of Natural History
Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street.
Children (2-12): $12.50
Seniors/Students with ID: $17
However this museum its Suggested donation of $25.00 so suggest to pay as you wish. The more you give is better for the museum of course. There is a difference between been poor and be cheap.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Students 12+ with ID$6
Children under 12 Free
School groups Free
Seniors, Fridays year-round Free
Saturdays 10–Noon (Except festival dates) Free
Art & Garden Ticket
Enhance your day in Brooklyn by visiting our neighbor, the Brooklyn Museum! Simply buy an Art & Garden ticket here at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and present your receipt for same-day admission to the Brooklyn Museum.
900 Washington Avenue
(at President Street)
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11225
MET - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Suggested donation of $25.00 same deal than Natural History suggest them as you wish. the more you give is better for the museum of course. There is a difference between been poor and be cheap.
Great Galleries in Chelsea
Sarah Crowner’s third solo show in New York — and her best yet — is at Casey Kaplan. She produces paintings whose taut visual clarity is s result of meticulously sewing together contrasting pieces of painted or raw canvas. Ms. Crowner’s shapes are usually scavenged, suggesting that reality is rife with potential abstraction.
121 West 27th Street, near Sixth Avenue
The show at Sean Kelly features the new work of Mariko Mori, whose latest efforts may be the dernier cri in both public plop-art sculpture and California Light and Space perceptual subtlety: Möbiuslike spirals and loops of fiberglass whose pearlescent surfaces blossom with color as you move around them.
475 10th Avenue, at 36th Street
Alexander Gray Associates
You don’t have to be an unequivocal fan of Joan Semmel’s work to be thrilled by the small survey at this gallery of five decades of explorations of paint, the body and sex.
510 West 26th Street, near 10th Avenue
The works at this gallery by the Lebanese-American writer and poet Etel Adnan include early pastels and tapestries that have the small fluttering shapes of Cézanne. But the stars here are the paintings, all new.
528 West 26th Street
Andrew Kreps Gallery
Jamie Isenstein continues her singular pursuit of self-effacing performance art and low-tech kinetic sculpture at this gallery. She is present if invisible in (and inside) “Mechanical Bed,” where she makes the bedcovers mysteriously bunch up, wrinkle and flatten.
537 West 22nd Street
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
The best works in Tomás Saraceno’s show at this gallery are as much science as art. They put us on intimate terms with spider webs, perhaps the most wondrous of all animal architecture and an inspiration for Mr. Saraceno’s suspended installation pieces. The webs here were built in boxy wire frames by different spiders, then encased in Plexiglas.
521 West 21st Street
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
The mosaiclike abstractions of Alma Thomas are shown at this gallery, surveyed in 29 canvases and watercolors. In February the White House website showed its refurbished Old Family Dining Room with a recently acquired Thomas hanging in pride of place — the first artwork in its collection by an African-American woman.
100 11th Avenue, at 19th Street
Zieher Smith & Horton
Clare Grill’s new paintings at this gallery have a weblike delicacy. Their almost monochromatic surfaces accrue in small free-form shapes of close shades of yellow, pink, magenta, brown or green laid on in textured brushwork. Ms. Grill’s control of pictorial space is precise yet magical.
516 West 20th Street
The Dutch artist Willem de Rooij melds art, science and nature, with craft folded in, at this gallery show, where increasingly fine perceptions quietly exalt nature as the source of all human genius.
456 West 18th Street, near 10th Avenue
Aquarium Coney Island
What’s the easiest way to get to the Aquarium?
We are located near numerous subway and bus stops. You can take the F or Q train to the West 8th Street station in Coney Island, the B36 to Surf Ave. and West 8th St., or the B68 to Neptune Ave. and West 8th St. Visit our directions page for further information and driving instructions
Are the aquarium’s hours different in the summer vs. winter?
They are. From Sept. 2, 2014 – May 22, 2015 the aquarium is open from 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. From May 23, 2015 –Sept. 7, 2015 the aquarium is open from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Last entry into the Aquarium is 1 hour prior to closing.
The New York Earth Room
An interior earth sculpture.
250 cubic yards of earth (197 cubic meters)
3,600 square feet of floor space (335 square meters)
22 inch depth of material (56 centimeters)
Total weight of sculpture: 280,000 lbs. (127,300 kilos)
Located on: 141 Wooster Street New York City
The New York Earth Room, 1977, is the third Earth Room sculpture executed by the artist, the first being in Munich, Germany in 1968. The second was installed at the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Germany in 1974. The first two works no longer exist.
The New York Earth Room has been on long-term view to the public since 1980. This work was commissioned and is maintained by Dia Art Foundation. This is a permanent exhibit, free and open to the public.