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Free museum days for kids in NYC

These free museum days will encourage your kids to learn about the world around them through the city's best exhibits

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Mattia Panciroli

Enjoy free museum days all around NYC at these great local institutions! While not all museums are free museums, most offer at least one day or a series of hours where visitors can enjoy exhibits for free or at pay-what-you-wish prices.

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Take advantage of free museum days to make the most of all the greatness NYC has to offer. Visit picks like the American Museum of Natural History, the Queens County Farm Museum, the Jewish Children's museum and more. For more great free activities for kids, or, when it's warm out, check out our favorite (mostly free) outdoor activities for kids.

Free museum days for kids in NYC

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Free admission on Tuesdays, Saturdays from 10am–12pm (except during festivals) and weekdays between December and February.

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Prospect Park

Brooklyn Historical Society


*Free admission on the first full weekend of every month for Bank of America cardholders. Excludes special exhibitions.

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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Museum

General admission by suggested donation. Free admission for ages 19 and under. November through February, admission is free on weekdays.

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Prospect Park

The Jewish Museum

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

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Central Park