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Free museum days for kids in NYC

Explore art, science, culture, technology and film without dropping a dime during free museum days at the city's kid-friendliest institutions

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Believe it or not, there are plenty of things to do in New York City that don't require opening your wallet. When the weather permits, you can check out one of the best NYC parks, or, if you're looking for indoor activities for kids, consider visiting one of many amazing NYC museums and cultural institutions. Several kid-friendly museums are always gratis (or pay-what-you-wish), and tons more offer special free museum days. Exploring cool installations is one of our favorite free things to do with kids, so check out our list and get going!

Free museum days for kids in NYC

New York Hall of Science

Free admission on Fridays from 2pm to 5pm and Sundays from 10am to 11 am September through June. Free hours are suspended in July, August and during World Maker Faire.

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Queens

Asia Society

Critics' pick

Free admission on Fridays from 6pm tp 9pm (suspended until Friday, February 13, 2015). 

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Lenox Hill

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Critics' pick

Free admission on Tuesdays, Saturdays from 10am until 12pm (except during public programs) and weekdays between November and February.

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Prospect Park

Brooklyn Museum

Critics' pick

General admission by suggested donation. Free admission for ages 19 and under.

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Prospect Park

El Museo del Barrio

Critics' pick

General admission by suggested donation. Free every third Saturday of the month for Super Sabado.

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East Harlem

The Jewish Museum

Critics' pick

Free admission on Saturdays; pay-what-you-wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm. Children 18 and under free.

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Central Park

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