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Best free museums in New York City

Art for the people! These 28 museums in America's cultural capital are free either entirely or at specifics times.

Who knew a date with Van Gogh could be so cheap?

Pay what you wish Wednesday 2-6p
Adults $22
Seniors (65+) $17
Students (w/ID) $12
Children under 10 are not admitted 

The first Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm (except January and September), the museum is free to the public, which also includes special programing and talks.

Tuesday - Saturday 10a - 6p
Sunday 11a - 5p

Pay what you wish Saturdays 5:45 - 7:45p
Adults $25
Seniors & students (w/ valid ID) $18
Children under 12 Free

Sunday 10a - 5:45p
Monday 10a - 5:45p
Tuesday 10a - 5:45p
Wednesday 10a - 5:45p
Thursday Closed
Friday 10a - 5:45p
Saturday 10a - 7:45p

Pay what you wish, ticket includes same-day admission to The Met Fifth Ave, The Met Breuer and The Met Cloisters.

Sunday - Thursday 10a - 5:30p
Friday & Saturday 10a - 9p

Pay what you wish and free first Saturday of every month 5-11p
Adults $16
Students & Seniors 62+ $10
Ages 19 & under Free

Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11a - 6p 
Thursday 11a - 10p
Friday 11a - 6p
Saturday 11a - 6p
Sunday 11a - 6p

Free from 4-8p on Fridays
Protip: Arrive after 6p to avoid initial crowds

Tickets are $25
Monday 10:30a - 5:30p
Tuesday 10:30a - 5:30p
Wednesday 10:30a - 5:30p
Thursday 10:30a - 5:30p
Friday 10:30a - 8:00p
Saturday 10:30a - 5:30p
Sunday 10:30a - 5:30p

Pay what you wish on Fridays from 7-10p
Adults $22
Seniors/Students $18
18 and under Free

Wednesday 10:30a - 6p
Thursday 10:30a - 6p
Friday & Saturday 10:30a - 10p
Sunday 10:30a - 6p
Monday 10:30a - 6p
Tuesday Closed

Free Fridays 7-9p
Adults $18
Children, seniors & students $12
Admission to the McKim rooms only (Mr. Morgan's Library, Study, Rotunda, and Librarian's Office) is free during the following times: Tuesday, 3 - 5p; Friday, 7 - 9p; Sunday, 4 - 6p

Tuesday - Thursday 10:30a - 5p
Friday 10:30a - 9p
Saturday 10a - 6p
Sunday 11a - 6p

Free Fridays 6 - 10p
Adults $15
Seniors $10
Free every first Monday of the month
Students $10
Children (12 and younger) Free

Monday 11a - 5p
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11a - 9p
Thursday 11a - 5p
Friday 11a - 10p
Saturday & Sunday 11a - 6p

Pay what you wish with suggested $14 admission

Open daily from 10a - 6p. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Free Sundays, suggested $7 donation otherwise

Thursday 12 - 9p
Friday 12 - 9p
Saturday 10a - 6p
Sunday 12 - 6p
Closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

10a-5p daily and Thursday to 8p

Pay what you wish on the first Friday of every month
Admission $10
Senior $5
Student (w/valid ID) $5
NYC public high school students Free

 

Wednesday - Friday 10a - 5p
Saturday & Sunday 11a - 6p
Monday & Tuesday Closed

Pay what you wish with a suggested admission of $8 and $4 for seniors. Free for students of New York colleges and universities with current ID.

Wednesday - Sunday 12 -6p

Saturdays free, Pay what you wish Thursdays 5-8p
Adults $15, Seniors 65+ $12, Students $7.50, Children 18 and under are always free

Sunday 11a - 5:45p
Monday 11a - 5:45p
Tuesday 11a - 5:45p
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11a - 8p
Friday 11a - 5:45p
Saturday 11a - 5:45p

Pay what you wish Thursdays 6-9p
Tuesday - Sunday 10a - 6p
Thursday & Friday 10a - 9p
Monday Closed
Closed on major holidays

Adults $16
Seniors $14
Students $12
18 and under Free

Pay what you wish with $9 ($5 for students & seniors) suggested admission, every third Saturday is free.

Tuesday - Saturday 11a - 6p
Sunday 12 - 5p

Wednesday - Sunday 11a-5p
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Mondays are pay what you wish, otherwise entry is $14 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for kiddos 5-17

Sunday - Thursday 10a - 5p
Friday 10a - 3p
Saturday Closed

Wednesday 11a - 6p
Thursday 11a-6p
Friday 11a-8p
Saturday  11a - 6p
Sunday  11a - 6p
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed

Pay what you wish Thursdays 7-9p with $2 suggested minimum
General admission is $16
Seniors $14
Students $10

Wednesday 11a - 6p
Thurseday 11a - 9p
Friday - Sunday 11a - 6p
Monday & Tuesday Closed

First Thursdays are free
General Admission $10
Seniors and students with ID $5
Children under 12 Free

Tuesday - Sunday 11a - 6p
Thursday 11a - 9p

Tues - Fri 12 - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays

Tuesday 10a-4:30p
Wednesday  10a-4:30p
Thursday  10a-4:30p
Friday  10a-4:30p
Saturday  10a-4:30p
Sunday 1-4p
Monday Closed

Free first Friday of every month 5-8p
Children & Adults $12
Seniors (65+) $8

Tuesday - Friday 10a - 5p
Saturday 10a - 7p
Sunday 10a - 5p
Monday Closed
 

Tuesday 12-6p
Wednesday 12-6p
Thursday 12-8p
Friday  12-6p
Saturday 12-6p
Sunday 12-6p
Monday Closed

Pay what you wish
Suggested General Admission ($22) required to see special exhibits

Open daily from 10a - 5:45p except Thanksgiving and Christmas

Free admission every Tuesday and Thursday 6p - 8p.

Open daily from 10a - 5p

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