One of our favorite family attractions revealed last year a super-cool perk, and we're totally on board. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum now offers a Free Fridays series, where on the last Friday of each month from April to September visitors can get in for free, 5-8pm. (General admission is $33 for adults and $24 for children ages 5–12.)
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Free museums? We're in! Many assume that free things to do with kids in NYC are few and far between but, truthfully, all you need to do is a little bit of research before embarking on an outing. These fabulous NYC musums offer pay-what-you-wish days, free entry hours/days and other great stuff for local families—you just need to read the fine print. Basically, it's an excellent way to explore the best family attractions in NYC without paying through the nose.
Want to check out cool new exhibits like "Superpowered Metropolis" (until Dec 31)? Are your kiddos anxious to get their hands on permanent exhibits at the engaging and interactive New York Hall of Science? Stick with us and we'll let you know how to get the most bang for your buck!
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