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Travel Tip Thursday: Free museums in NYC

Whether planning a trip across town or across the country,
remember to bring your sharmbaa Infinitude Shrug 


When traveling to different cities, it's always a great idea to check out what "freebies" a city has to offer. Now that the east coast weather is changing to autumnal temperatures, going to a museum is a wonderful way to escape the chilly weather and have the opportunity to be inspired! I have included a list of free / pay as you wish museums in NYC, taken from the website. ( See below )

Check back next week as I visit some free museums! Starting with the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 


Ariel is wearing the sharmbaa Unique infinitude shrug


ALWAYS FREE (or pay what you wish):
American Folk Art Museum
American Museum of Natural History (pay what you wish)
Bronx Museum (pay what you wish)
Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé live events
Brooklyn Museum (pay what you wish)
The Cloisters (pay what you wish)
El Museo del Barrio (pay what you wish)
Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College
Green-Wood Cemetery
International Print Center
Metropolitan Museum of Art (pay what you wish)
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Museum of Biblical Art (pay what you wish)
National Museum of the American Indian—Smithsonian Institution
New York City Police Museum (pay what you wish)
P.S.1 MoMA (pay what you wish)
Queens Botanical Garden (free Nov-March)
Queens Museum of Art
(pay what you wish)
SculptureCenter (pay what you wish)
Socrates Sculpture Park
Staten Island Museum (pay what you wish)
Storefront for Art & Architecture
Studio Museum in Harlem (pay what you wish)
Waterfront Museum

Bronx Museum (First Friday, 6-10 pm)
Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Second Weekend, before 11 am)
Brooklyn Museum (First Saturday, 5-11 pm)
El Museo del Barrio (Third Saturday, 11 am-8 pm)
Neue Gallerie (First Friday, 6-8 pm)
Noguchi Museum (First Friday, pay what you wish)


Museum at Eldridge Street
Yeshiva University Museum

9/11 Memorial Museum 5-8 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
China Institute 6-8 pm
Staten Island Museum 12-2 pm
Wave Hill 9 am-noon

Bronx Zoo (pay what you wish)
Museum of Jewish Heritage 4-8 pm
New York Botanical Garden
Queens Botanical Garden April-October, 3-6 pm
Van Cortlandt House Museum
Yeshiva University Museum
5-8 pm

Brooklyn Children’s Museum 3-5 pm
China Institute 6-8 pm
Museum of Arts and Design 6-9 pm (pay what you wish)
Museum of Chinese in America
New Museum of Contemporary Art 7-9 pm
Trinity Church: Concerts at One 1-2 pm (September through May)

International Center for Photography 5-8 pm (pay what you wish)
Japan Society 6-9 pm
Morgan Library & Museum 7-9 pm
Museum of Modern Art 4-8 pm
Neue Galerie 6-8 pm
New-York Historical Society 6-8 pm (pay what you wish)
New York Aquarium
3 pm-closing (pay what you wish)
New York Hall of Science 2-5 pm (September through June)
Rubin Museum of Art 7-10 pm
Staten Island Museum 12-2 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art 6-9 pm
Yeshiva University Museum

Brooklyn Botanic Garden 10 am-noon
Jewish Museum
New York Botanical Garden 10 am-noon
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 5:45-7:45 pm (pay what you wish)
Wave Hill 9 am-noon

Frick Collection 11 am-1 pm (pay what you wish)
New York Hall of Science 10-11 am (September through June)
Queens Botanical Garden April-October, 4-6 pm
Studio Museum in Harlem

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