We’re so lucky to live in the greatest city in the world, which is also home to some of the most iconic and unique museums. (We’re looking at you, Museum of Ice Cream). While there are several free museum days as well as First Fridays to look forward to in NYC, nothing beats Museum Day Live! hosted by Smithsonian Magazine.
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What’s Museum Day Live!, you ask? In celebration of all the excellently curated exhibits in the country (not to mention the Smithsonian’s free admission policy) hundreds of museums will open their doors, free of charge, on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
History buffs, art fanatics and folks looking for some culture can register and reserve free tickets here, and then check out exhibits at 20 of New York’s most-visited museums. Sadly, the aforementioned Museum of Ice Cream is not on this list, but here are the participating and incredible cultural institutions you can visit next month without paying a dime.
Van Cortlandt House Museum
New York, NY
Asia Society and Museum
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Museum of American Finance
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of the City of New York
New York City Fire Museum
Society of Illustrators
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
The Morgan Library & Museum
Staten Island, NY
Alice Austen House
Historic Richmond Town
National Lighthouse Museum
Staten Island Museum