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  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: Alex Lopez

Schedules & Admissions Highlights

Schedules and admission prices can change, so call ahead to confirm. Also note that some institutions charge extra for major shows. Students and seniors entitled to reduced entry fees should come prepared with ID. Many museums have discounted or free admission for members.

Alphabetize: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

9/11 Memorial & Museum

212-266-5211
1 Albany St. (at Greenwich St.)    

admission: Adults, $24; seniors (65+), $18; youth (7–17), $15.

 

American Folk Art Museum

212-265-1040

2 Lincoln Square (at 66th St.)

 

Closed: Monday

admission: free

 

American Museum of Natural History

212-769-5200

Central Park West (at W. 79th St.)

 

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

suggested admission: $22 (suggested); seniors/students, $17; children, $12.50 (suggested).

 

Asia Society and Museum

212-288-6400

725 Park Ave. (at E. 70th St.)

 

Closed: Monday and federal holidays

admission: $12; seniors, $10; students, $7; under 16, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 6 to 9pm (September to June); refreshments available

 

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

718-681-6000

1040 Grand Concourse

 

Closed: Monday through Wednesday and New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: free

Refreshments available

 

Bronx Zoo

718-367-1010

Bronx River Parkway and Fordham Road

 

Closed: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: $15; seniors, $13; children 3–12, $11; under 2, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Wednesday (excluding special exhibitions/rides)

 

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

718-623-7200

1000 Washington Ave. (bet. Crown and Montgomery Sts.)

 

Closed: Monday (except federal holidays)

admission: $8; seniors/students, $4; under 12, free

Free: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to noon (excluding major public programs)

 

Brooklyn Children's Museum

718-735-4400

145 Brooklyn Ave. (at St. Marks Ave.)

Closed: Monday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

admission: $9

 

Brooklyn Museum

718-638-5000

200 Eastern Pkwy. (at Washington Ave.)

 

Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

suggested contribution: $16; seniors/students, $10; under 19, free

Target-sponsored free admission: First Saturday of each month from 5 to 11pm

 

Children's Museum of Manhattan

212-721-1223

212 W. 83rd St. (bet. Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.)

 

Closed: Monday

admission: $11; seniors, $7; under 1, free

Target-sponsored free admission: First Friday of each month from 5 to 8pm

 

The Cloisters Museum & Gardens

212-923-3700

Fort Tryon Park, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive

 

Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

recommended admission: adults, $25; seniors, $17; students, $12. Free to members and children under 12 with an adult. (Admission includes same-day entry to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.)

 

El Museo del Barrio

212-831-7272

1230 Fifth Ave. (bet. E. 104th and E. 105th Sts.)

 

Closed: Sunday–Tuesday and New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: $9; seniors/students, $5; members/under 12, free

Free: Wednesday (for seniors)

 

The Frick Collection

212-288-0700

1 E. 70th St. (at Fifth Ave.)

 

Closed: Monday

admission: $20; seniors, $15; students, $10; under 10 not admitted

Pay-what-you-wish: Sunday from 11am to 1pm

 

Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R.

212-423-3500

1071 Fifth Ave. (bet. E. 88th and E. 89th Sts.)

 

Closed: Thursday

admission: $22; seniors/students, $18; under 12, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Saturday from 5:45 to 7:45pm; refreshments available

 

International Center of Photography

212-857-0000

1133 Sixth Ave. (at W. 43rd St.)

 

Closed: Monday and New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: $14; seniors/students, $10; under 12, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 5 to 8pm; refreshments available

 

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

877-957-SHIP (7447)

Pier 86 (Twelfth Ave. and W. 46th St.)

 

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: adults, $24; seniors (62+)/college students (with ID), $20; kids 7–17, $19; veterans, $17; children 3–6, $12; under 2 and active-duty/retired military, free. Additional charge to view the Space Shuttle Pavilion: adults, $6; seniors (62+)/college students (with ID), $6; kids 7–17, $4; veterans, $4; children 3–6, $4; under 2 and active-duty/retired military, free

 

Japan Society

212-715-1255

333 E. 47th St. (bet. First and Second Aves.)

 

Closed: Monday

admission: $10; seniors/students, $8; under 16, free

 

The Jewish Museum

212-423-3200

1109 Fifth Ave. (at E. 92nd St.)

 

Closed: Wednesday, major Jewish holidays and New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Thanksgiving Day

admission: $15; seniors, $12; students, $7.50; under 18, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Thursday evenings

 

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

212-431-0233

108 Orchard St. (at Delancey St.)

 

admission: $20; seniors/students, $15; under 5, free; discount rates for combination tours

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

212-535-7710

1000 Fifth Ave. (at E. 82nd St.)

 

Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the first Monday in May

recommended admission: adults, $25; seniors, $17; students, $12. Free to members and children under 12 with an adult. (Admission includes same-day entry to The Cloisters Museum & Gardens.)

Open Friday and Saturday until 9pm with museum admission; rooftop martini bar open until 8pm

 

MoMA PS1

718-784-2084

22-25 Jackson Ave. (at 46th Ave.)

 

Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday and New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: $5; seniors/students, $2

Free: With Museum of Modern Art admission ticket dated within 30 days Saturday Warm Up music events until 9pm: admission, $10; refreshments available

 

The Morgan Library & Museum

212-685-0008

225 Madison Ave. (bet. E. 36th and E. 37th Sts.)

 

Closed: Monday and New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: $12; seniors/students/kids 12–16, $8; under 12, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 7 to 9pm; refreshments available; McKim rooms free Tuesday from 3 to 5pm and Sunday from 4 to 6pm

 

Museum of Arts and Design

212-299-7777

2 Columbus Circle (at Eighth Ave.)

 

Closed: Monday

admission: $16; seniors, $14; students, $12; 18 and under, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Thursday and Friday from 6 to 9pm; refreshments available

 

Museum of Chinese in America

212-619-4785

215 Centre St. (bet. Grand and Howard Sts.)

 

Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday (except for pre-scheduled tours)

admission: $10; seniors/students (with ID), $5; MOCA members and those under 12 (in groups of less than eight), free

Target-sponsored free admission: Thursday

 

Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue

212-219-0888

12 Eldridge St. (at Canal St.)

 

Closed: Saturdays and major national and Jewish holidays

admission: $10; $8 students/seniors; $6 children 5-18;

Free on Mondays (for admission of groups up to six members)

 

Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

646-437-4202

36 Battery Place (at 1st Place)

 

Closed: Saturday, Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving Day

admission: $12; seniors, $10; students, $7; under 12, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Wednesday from 4 to 8pm; refreshments available

 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

212-708-9400

11 W. 53rd St. (bet. Fifth and Sixth Aves.)

suggested admission: $20; seniors, $16; students, $12; 16 and under, free

Uniqlo-sponsored free admission: Friday from 4 to 8pm; refreshments available

 

Museum of the City of New York

212-534-1672

1220 Fifth Ave. (bet. E. 103rd and E. 104th Sts.)

 

Closed: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

suggested admission: $10; seniors/students, $6; families (maximum of two adults), $20; under 12, free

 

National Museum of the American Indian

212-514-3700

1 Bowling Green (at Broadway and Battery Place)

 

Closed: Christmas Day

admission: free

 

New Museum

212-219-1222

235 Bowery (bet. Stanton and Prince Sts.)

 

Closed: Monday and Tuesday

admission: $16; seniors, $14; students, $12; 18 and under, free

Free: Thursday from 7 to 9pm Open Friday until 9pm; refreshments available

 

New York Aquarium

718-265-4740

602 Surf Ave. (at W. 8th St.)

 

admission: ages 3 and up, $9.95; under 3, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Friday after 3pm

 

The New York Botanical Garden

718-817-8700

Bronx River Parkway (at Fordham Road)

 

Closed: Monday (except federal holidays)

admission: $20; seniors/students, $18; under 12, $8; under 2, free

Free: All day Wednesday and Saturday from 9 to 10am

 

New York Hall of Science

718-699-0005

47-01 111th St. (at 49th Ave.)

 

Closed: Monday and Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: $11; students/seniors/kids 2–17, $8

Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 2 to 5pm and Sunday from 10 to 11am from September through June

 

New-York Historical Society

212-873-3400

170 Central Park West (bet. W. 76th and W. 77th Sts.)

 

Closed: Monday

admission: $18; seniors/educators, $14; students, $12; kids 7–13, $6; under 7, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 6 to 8pm

 

New York Transit Museum

718-694-1600

Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

 

Closed: Monday and major holidays

admission: $7; seniors (62+) and children 2–17, $5; members and children under 2, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Wednesday (for seniors)

 

The Noguchi Museum

718-204-7088

9-01 33rd Road (bet. Vernon Blvd. and 10th St.)

 

Closed: Monday and Tuesday

admission: $10; seniors/students, $5; under 12, free

Pay-what-you-wish: First Friday of each month

 

Queens Museum

718-592-9700

49th Ave. and 111th St.

 

Closed: Monday and Tuesday

suggested donation: $8; seniors/students, $4; children under 12 and members, free

 

Rubin Museum of Art

212-620-5000

150 W. 17th St. (bet. Sixth and Seventh Aves.)

 

Closed: Tuesday and New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: $15 for adults; $10 for students and seniors; Free for 12 and under

Pay-what-you-wish: Fridays 6-10pm

 

The Skyscraper Museum

212-968-1961

39 Battery Place (at West St.)

 

Closed: Monday and Tuesday

admission: $5; seniors/students, $2.50

 

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

718-448-2500

1000 Richmond Terrace (at Tysen St.)

 

Closed: Monday (December through April)

admission for galleries and garden tours: $6; seniors/students/members, $5; under 12, $3; under 3, free

 

South Street Seaport Museum

212-748-8725

12 Fulton St. (bet. Front and South Sts.)

 

Closed: Monday and Tuesday

admission: Varied

 

Staten Island Museum

718-727-1135

75 Stuyvesant Place (at Wall St.)

 

Closed: Monday (on federal holidays) and New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

admission: $5; seniors/students, $3; members/under 12, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Tuesday and Friday from noon to 2pm (lunchtime)

 

Statue of Liberty National Monument | Ellis Island Immigration Museum

212-363-3180

Liberty Island | Ellis Island

 

Closed: Christmas Day

admission: free, except ferry fees ($18; seniors, $14; kids 4–12, $9) and an optional $3 crown-access fee; 

 

The Studio Museum in Harlem

212-864-4500

144 W. 125th St. (bet. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Malcolm X Blvds.)

 

Closed: Monday and Tuesday and federal holidays

admission: $7; seniors/students, $3; under 12, free

Target-sponsored free admission: Sunday

 

Wave Hill

718-549-3200

W. 249th St. (at Independence Ave.)

 

Closed: Monday (except federal holidays)

admission: $8; seniors/students, $4; kids 6 and older, $2; under 6, free

Free: Tuesday and Saturday from 9am to noon (May through June and September through October); all day Tuesday (off-peak months)

 

Whitney Museum of American Art

212-570-3600

945 Madison Ave. (at E. 75th St.)

 

Closed: Monday and Tuesday

admission: $20; ages 19–25, $16; seniors/students, $16; ages 18 and under, free

Pay-what-you-wish: Friday from 6 to 9pm; refreshments available; occasional live music

 

 

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