Save Money With These Free Hours At NY Museums!

Learn more about the most prominent names in world history by visiting the famous NY museums. It’s smooth sailing if you keep in mind the free entry time slots at each of these museums.

Free hours at NY museums

Brooklyn Museum – The first Saturday of the month: 5pm – 11pm (specialises in handmade African and Egyptian work with a centre for just feminist art).

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9/11 Memorial Museum – Every Tuesday between 5pm – 8pm.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Every Friday between 4pm – 8pm (features works on photography, music, film, performances). The sculpture garden has free entry every day bteween 9:30am – 10am.

New York Hall of Science – Every Friday from September to June between 2pm – 5pm (educational museum primarily for children with exhibits revolving around space and extraterrestrial life).

Museum of Jewish Heritage – Every Wednesday between 4pm – 8pm (features deeply moving letters, articles and photographs before, during and after the World War II).

Waterfront Museum – Every Saturday between 1pm – 5pm (a maritime museum on a boat, complete with pirates, river songs and showboat circuses).

Bronx Museum of the Arts – Always free (famous for cross-cultural art connecting talents from African, Latin and other multi-country decent).

Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Every Thursday from 3pm – 5pm.

Ellis Island Immigration Museum – Always free (showcases historical events of the first immigrants coming into the USA. Its shown in the movie, ‘Hitch’).

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Vintage luggage used by the very first immigrants to the USA at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Art galleries between W.14th street and W.29th street and the 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea have many artists showcasing their work at different exhibits. Majority of them are free during opening hours and serve complementary beer and wine on opening nights.

Pay-as-you-wish NY museums and establishments

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met)
  • New York City Police Museum

Often, these pay-as-you-wish museums are run privately, hence request for donations.

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