Free in New York

Text-version list of non-mandatory fee hours in N.Y.. See this list with a map.

If there is a fee listed in the Fee column, it means that the establishment has a suggested donation, with varying degrees of making you feel sheepish for not giving at least something.

Special Free Days (Monthly)

Name Category Address Fee Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
Brooklyn Children's Museum Children 145 Brooklyn Avenue
Brooklyn, 11213
(718) 735-4400
$7.50 2nd
2–5
3rd
5–7:30
2nd
2–5
Brooklyn Museum Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, 11238
(718) 638-5000
$10.00 1st
11A–11P
Children's Museum of Manhattan Children 212 W 83rd St
Manhattan, 10024
(212) 721-1223
$10.00 1st
5–8
Neue Galerie Museum 1048 Fifth Ave
Manhattan, 10028
(212) 628-6200
$15.00 1st
6–8
Noguchi Museum Museum 9-01 33rd Rd
Queens, 11106
(718) 204-7088
$10.00 1st
10–5

Special Free Days (Weekly)

Name Category Address Fee Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
American Folk Art Museum Museum 45 W 53rd Street
Manhattan, 10019
(212) 265-1040
$12.00 5:30–7:30
Asia Society Museum Museum 725 Park Ave
Manhattan, 10021
(212) 327-9211
$10.00 6–9
Bronx Zoo Vivarium 2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, 10460
(718) 220-5100
$16.00 10–5
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Vivarium 1000 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, 11225
(718) 623-7200
$10.00 8A–6P 10–12
Children's Museum of the Arts Children 182 Lafayette St.
Manhattan, 10013
(212) 274-0986
$10.00 4–6
China Institute in America Museum 125 E 65th St
Manhattan, 10021
(212) 744-8181
$7.00 6–8 6–8
Frick Collection Museum 1 E 70th St
Manhattan, 10021
(212) 288-0700
$18.00 11–1
International Center of Photography Museum 1133 Ave of the Americas
Manhattan, 10036
(212) 857-0000
$12.00 5–8
Japan Society Museum 333 E 47th St
Manhattan, 10017
(212) 832-1155
$15.00 6–9
Jewish Museum, The Museum 1109 Fifth Ave
Manhattan, 10128
(212) 423-3200
$12.00 11–5:45
Morgan Museum and Library Museum 225 Madison Avenue
Manhattan, 10016
(212) 685-0008
$15.00 7–9
Museum at Eldridge Street Museum 12 Eldridge St
Manhattan, 10002
(212) 219-0888
$10.00 10–5
Museum of Arts & Design Museum 2 Columbus Circle
Manhattan, 10019
(212) 299-7777
$15.00 6–9
Museum of Chinese in America Museum 215 Centre St
Manhattan, 10013
(212) 619-4785
$7.00 11A–9P
Museum of Jewish Heritage Museum 36 Battery Place
Manhattan, 10004
(212) 968-1800
$12.00 4–8
Museum of Modern Art Museum 11 W 53rd St
Manhattan, 10019
(212) 708-9400
$20.00 4–8
Museum of the Moving Image Museum 35th Ave and 37th Street
Queens, 11106
(718) 777-6888
$10.00 4–8
New Museum of Contemporary Art Museum 235 Bowery St
Manhattan, 10002
(212) 219-1222
$12.00 7–9
New York Aquarium Vivarium Boardwalk & W 8th St
Brooklyn, 11201
(718) 265-3400
$14.95 3–5
New York Botanical Garden Vivarium 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, 10458
(718) 817-8700
$6.00 10–3 10–12
New York Hall of Science Museum 47-01 111th Street
Queens, 11368
(718) 699-0005
$11.00 10–11 2–5
Queens Botanical Garden Vivarium 4350 Main St
Queens, 11355
(718) 886-3800
$4.00 4–6 3–6
Rubin Museum of Art Museum 150 W 17th Street
Manhattan, 10011
(212) 620-5000
$10.00 6–10
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Museum 1071 5th Ave
Manhattan, 10128
(212) 423-3500
$18.00 5:45–7:45
Staten Island Zoo Vivarium 614 Broadway
Staten Island, 10310
(718) 442-3100
$8.00 2–4:45
Wave Hill Vivarium 675 West 252nd St
Bronx, 10462
(718) 549-3200
$8.00 9–12 9–12
Whitney Museum of American Art Museum 945 Madison Ave
Manhattan, 10021
(212) 570-3600
$18.00 6–9
Yeshiva University Museum Museum 15 W 16th St
Manhattan, 10011
(212) 294-8330
$8.00 3:30–8 5–8 11–2:30

Always Free or Suggested Fee

Name Category Address Fee Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
American Folk Art Museum - Lincoln Branch Museum 2 Lincoln Square
Manhattan, 10023
(212) 265-1040
12–6 12–7:30 12–7:30 12–7:30 12–7:30 12–7:30
American Museum of Natural History Museum Central Park West and 79th Street
Manhattan, 10024
(212) 769-5100
$16.00 10–5:45 10–5:45 10–5:45 10–5:45 10–5:45 10–5:45 10–5:45
Aperture Gallery Gallery 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Manhattan, 10001
(212) 505-5555
10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6
Art in General Gallery 79 Walker Street
Manhattan, 10013
(212) 219-0473
12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6
Bronx Museum of the Arts Museum 1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, 10456
(718) 681-6000
$5.00 11–6 11–6 11A–8P 11–6
Brooklyn Museum Museum 200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, 11238
(718) 638-5000
$10.00 11–6 11–6 11A–10P 11A–10P 11–6
Center for Architecture Museum 536 LaGuardia Place
Manhattan, 10012
(212) 683-0023
9A–8P 9A–8P 9A–8P 9A–8P 9A–8P 11–5
City Reliquary Museum 370 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, 11211
(718) 782-4842
$1.00 12–6 7–10 12–6
Cloisters Museum and Gardens Vivarium 99 Margaret Corbin Dr
Manhattan, 10040
(212) 923-3700
$20.00 9:30–5:15 9:30–5:15 9:30–5:15 9:30–5:15 9:30–5:15 9:30–5:15
Drawing Center, The Gallery 35 Wooster St
Manhattan, 10013
(212) 219-2166
12–6 12–6 12–8 12–6 12–6
El Museo del Barrio Museum 1230 5th Ave
Manhattan, 10029
(212) 831-7272
$9.00 1–5 11–6 11A–9P 11–6 11–6 11–6
Federal Hall National Memorial Museum 26 Wall Street
New York, 10005
(212) 509-1595
9–5 9–5 9–5 9–5 9–5
Fisher Landau Center Museum 38-27 30th St
Queens, 11101
(718) 937-0727
12–5 12–5 12–5 12–5 12–5
Forbes Galleries Museum 62 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan, 10079
212-206-5548
10–4 10–4 10–4 10–4 10–4
Gagosian Gallery UES Gallery 980 Madison Avenue
Manhattan, 10075
212.744.2313
10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6
Gagosian Gallery West 21st Street Gallery 522 West 21st Street
Manhattan, 10075
212.744.2313
10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6
Gagosian Gallery West 24th Street Gallery 555 West 24th Street
Manhattan, 10011
212.741.1111
10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6
Harbor Defense Museum Museum 230 Sheridan Loop
Brooklyn, 11252
(718) 630-4349
10–2 10–4 10–4 10–4 10–4 10–4
High Line Park Gansevoort St. and Washington St.
New York, 10014
7A–8P 7A–8P 7A–8P 7A–8P 7A–8P 7A–8P 7A–8P
Hispanic Society of America Museum 613 West 155th Street
Manhattan, 10032
(212) 926-2234
1–4 10–4:30 10–4:30 10–4:30 10–4:30 10–4:30 10–4:30
International Print Center New York Museum 508 West 26th Street, Rm. 5A
Manhattan, 10001
(212) 989-5090
11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Park Broad Channel
Queens, 11693
(718) 318-4340
8A–7P 8A–7P 8A–7P 8A–7P 8A–7P 8A–7P 8A–7P
Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum 1000 Fifth Ave
Manhattan, 10028
(212) 535-7710
$20.00 9:30–5:30 9:30–5:30 9:30–5:30 9:30–5:30 9:30A–9P 9:30A–9P
Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology Museum 27th St & Seventh Ave
Manhattan, 10001
(212) 217-7999
12–8 12–8 12–8 12–8 10–5
Museum of Biblical Art Museum 1865 Broadway
Manhattan, 10023
(212) 408-1500
$7.00 10–6 10–6 10–6 10A–8P 10–6 10–6
Museum of the City of New York Museum 1220 Fifth Ave
Manhattan, 10029
(212) 534-1672
$10.00 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
National Museum of the American Indian Museum 1 Bowling Green
Manhattan, 10004
(212) 514-3700
10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10A–8P 10–5 10–5
New York Public Library Landmark Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Manhattan, 10018
(917) 275-6975
1–5 10–6 10A–8P 10A–8P 10–6 10–6 10–6
New York Transit Gallery Annex Museum 40 East 45th Street
Manhattan, 10017
(212) 878-0106
10–6 8A–8P 8A–8P 8A–8P 8A–8P 8A–8P 10–6
Nicholas Roerich Museum Museum 319 W 107th Street
Manhattan, 10025
(212) 864-7752
$5.00 2–5 2–5 2–5 2–5 2–5 2–5
Parsons The New School for Design Galleries Museum 66 Fifth Ave
Manhattan, 10003
(212) 229-5459
12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–8 12–6 12–6
PS1 Contemporary Art Center Museum 22-25 Jackson Ave
Queens, 11101
(718) 784-2084
$10.00 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6
Queens County Farm Museum Vivarium 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Queens, 11004
(718) 347-3276
10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
Queens Museum of Art Museum New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, 11368
(718) 592-9700
$5.00 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6
SculptureCenter Museum 44-19 Purves St
Queens, 11101
(718) 361-1750
$5.00 11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6
Society of Illustrators Gallery 128 East 63rd Street
Manhattan, 10065
(212) 838-2560
10A–8P 10–5 10–5 10–5 12–4
Socrates Sculpture Park Museum 32-01 Vernon Blvd
Queens, 11106
(718) 626-1533
10A–8P 10A–8P 10A–8P 10A–8P 10A–8P 10A–8P 10A–8P
Sony Wonder Technology Lab Expo 550 Madison Ave
Manhattan, 10022
(212) 833-8100
12–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5 10–5
Sperone Westwater Gallery 257 Bowery
Manhattan, 10002
212 999 7337
10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6
Storefront for Art and Architecture Gallery 97 Kenmare Street
New York, 10012
(212) 431-5795
11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6 11–6
Studio Museum in Harlem Museum 144 W 125th St
Manhattan, 10027
(212) 864-4500
$7.00 12–6 12P–9P 12P–9P 10–6
Theater for the New City Gallery 155 First Avenue
Manhattan, 10003
(212) 254-1109
12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6
White Columns Gallery 320 W 13th Street
Manhattan, 10014
(212) 924-4212
12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6 12–6
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center Gallery 135 Broadway
Brooklyn, 11211
(718) 486-7372
12–6 1–6 1–6 1–6 12–6
African Burial Ground National Monument Landmark 290 Broadway
Manhattan, 10007
212-637-2019
9–5 9–5 9–5 9–5 9–5