Want some culture on the cheap? Check our museums during their free hours. See our museum guide for lots of tips and info, plus our family programs guide – many museum kids programming includes free admission for the family (MoMA even gives you a free pass for the future).

More free art available in public art, gallery & library exhibits.


Always pay-as-you-wish:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | American Museum of Natural History


Always free:

The American Folk Art Museum | National Museum of the American Indian – New York



Thursday, March 21


5:00 pm–8:00 pm Jewish Museum Pay-What-You-Wish Hours (1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street)

Friday, March 22


1:00 pm–4:00 pm Rubin Museum Free Hours (150 West 17 Street)
2:00 pm–5:00 pm New York Hall of Science Free Hours (Flushing Meadow-Corona Park)
4:00 pm–8:00 pm Museum of the Moving Image Pay-As-You-Wish Hours (36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street)

Saturday, March 23


6:00 pm–9:00 pm Cooper Hewitt Pay-As-You-Wish Hours ( 2 East 91st Street)

Sunday, March 24


10:00 am–11:00 am New York Hall of Science Free Hours (Flushing Meadow-Corona Park)
1:00 pm–4:00 pm Rubin Family Sundays: Handmade Hues (150 West 17 Street)