Visiting New York City’s myriad, magnificent museums is an unforgettable experience. From The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA to the Guggenheim and the Whitney, NYC institutions harbor some of the greatest holdings of art in the world. But going to a museum here can admittedly be heavy sledding. You can expect to find high prices for tickets, long lines and big crowds once you make it inside. So what to do? Well, it just so happens that some days (and hours of the day) are easier to make a visit than others. And most museums offer late hours at certain times of the week, which might make a better fit for your schedule. As for the hefty admissions, most museums have certain discounts for seniors, students and kids, and best of all, they also offer days that are free for everybody. The trick, of course, is to know all the ins and outs of making museum going less expense and less hassled. But, where can you locate that information? Well, you’re in luck since we've assembled a handy guide to all the best museum hacks in NYC. Be sure to consult it when you head out to see the latest exhibits or collection highlights at NYC's best museums.
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