How to Get Into NYC Museums for Free With Your Library Card

Apicha Community Health Center Mar 05, 2019  

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It's true -- New York City has an amazing selection of museums. From The Met and The Whitney, to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, there is so much to see. And now, NYC library members can have access to over 30 of NYC's museums -- for free.

How Does it Work?

Having a library card is the first step to free access. You must have a library card, or you are not eligible for free passes. However, that's not all you need. You must register online at the museum you're interested in for a pass. Once you're registered an have your pass, you'll need to present it via your phone or printed before entering the museum. You can get a pass here. 

What Museums can I go to?

Manhattan: 
Children's Museum of the Arts, Children's Museum, Cooper Hewitt, the Drawing Center, The Frick Collection, International Center of Photography, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Jewish Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, Museum of the City of New York, Museum of the Chinese in America, Museum of Jewish Heritage, MoMA, Rubin Museum of Art, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Society of Illustrators, Sugar Hill, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Whitney Museum of American Art

Brooklyn:
Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum, New York Transit Authority

Queens: 
Louis Armstrong House, Noguchi Museum, Queens Historical Society, Queens Museum, Sculpture Center

The Bronx: 
Wave Hill

Staten Island: 
Historical Richmond Town, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

How do I Get a Library Card?

Don't have a library card, but want one? Don't worry, the process is fairly simple. You can go to any NYC library in person and apply, or you can do so online. Apply for a library card here. 


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