Friday, December 5, 2008

Free Museum Friday... and Saturday and Sunday and....

I was all set to post about the great free opportunities for visiting Museums on Friday evening, when lo and behold I discovered that there are museums offering free entrance everyday of the week!

NewYorkology posted a comprehensive list that you can access here, but I've posted the museums offering free Fridays below. We are taking Pumpkin to the Children's Museum of Manhattan tonight. While it's free for her until she's one, Columbia and I would have to pay $10 each if it weren't for there free hours the first Friday of every month.

Free Museum Entrance of Fridays
  • Museum of Modern Art - Free from 4 to 8 p.m. (normally $20)
  • Guggenheim - Pay-what-you-wish from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.; last admission at 7:15 p.m. (normally $18)
  • Whitney Museum of American Art - Pay-what-you-wish from 6 to 9 p.m. (normally $15)
  • International Center of Photography - “voluntary contribution” admission from 5 to 8 p.m. (normally $12)
  • Morgan Library & Museum - Free from 7 to 9 p.m. (normally $12)
  • NY Hall of Science - Free 2 to 5 p.m., but only September through June (normally $11)
  • New-York Historical Society - Free from 6 to 8 p.m. (normally $10)
  • Rubin Museum of Art - Free from 7 to 10 p.m. (normally $10)
  • South Street Seaport Museum - Free Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. on the third Friday of each month, sometimes with free harbor sails (museum admission normally $10)
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan - Free the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. (normally $10)
  • The Noguchi Museum - Pay-what-you-wish on the first Friday of each month, all day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (normally $10)
  • Asia Society - Free 6 to 9 p.m., but free Fridays are suspended July 4 to Labor Day. (normally $10)
  • Folk Art Museum - Free from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (normally $9)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Free all day every Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but only from Nov. 20 - Feb. 29 (normally $8)
  • Bronx Museum - Free 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (normally $5 suggested)
  • Museum of the Moving Image is closed for renovations, except for the “Behind the Screen” exhibition which is free with an “optional contribution of $5”


Terry B said...

MoMA is an especially great deal--free versus 20 bucks?!? You have to stand in a long line and it's crowded once you're in, but I like the energy of the crowd anyway.

And if you're looking for a non-Friday freebie, The Jewish Museum is free on Saturdays!

Free From Broke said...

I'll have t keep this bookmarked! Museums are so expensive these days. We went to the Museum of Natural History last weekend as part of Bank of America's free museum days (first weekend of the month?). Even with free admission we still paid through the nose for parking and food at the museum. Still, it was great watching the little guy see how big dinosaurs really were for the first time!