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Museum Spotlight Part 1

August 22nd, 2019 Explore


New York City is home to so many different types of museums! The good news is that they all also offer special promotions for guests. Promotions can range from special rates for certain dates, admitting residents for free on certain days, or discounted days by season. There are so many museums worth visiting; we’ll spotlight a few museums every few months. Let us know which one is your favorite!

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870 and presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum is located on Fifth Ave. at 82nd St, right next to Central Park. For New York State residents and New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut students; the amount you pay is up to you. These tickets may be purchased at a museum admissions desk with a valid ID. Suggested admission tickets include exhibitions as well as same-day entry.

If you are not a resident of New York, or a student from one of those three states, then general admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12. General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days, including The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters.

The Met is also a part of special combination passes such as Sightseeing Pass, which you can purchase in the Wellington Hotel lobby. If you are a member of the Met, or one of 15 other cultural institutions that offer reciprocal benefits, with the Met, check here to see if you qualify for reduced admission. Free admission is also offered to teenagers (13-18) at their Teens Take the Met events and Access programs at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. For more ticket information, click here.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at Central Park West & 79th Street,and is the largest natural history museum in the world. This museum offers a “pay-what-you-wish admission” price, but is only available on-site at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you. If you are planning to go this route, please plan for long lines at the ticket counter.

Adult general admission ticket costs range from $23-33 depending on how many special exhibitions or shows you would like to see. You can also purchase tickets to the American Museum of Natural History through an attraction bundle such as the Sightseeing Pass, which can be purchased in the Wellington Hotel lobby.

Active duty U.S. military and their families receive free admission during the summer. This program is good for the military ID holder plus up to 5 family members. Please call the museum ahead to confirm that this program is still active before arriving.

For more information about ticketing, click here: https://ticketing.amnh.org/#/tickets

Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City on 11 W 53rd Street. The museum will be temporarily closed to expand its galleries from June 16 - October 21, 2019. MoMA PS1 will remain open on its regular schedule.

While the Museum is temporarily closed to prepare for a new MoMA, members can stay connected through a range of special benefits and experiences such as ticket discounts and access to a variety of exclusive events.

Once the museum re-opens, take advantage of their UNIQLO Free Friday Nights, every Friday evening from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. To avoid long lines, visitors are strongly encouraged to arrive after 6:00 p.m. Your UNIQLO Free Friday Night ticket permits entry to all Museum galleries and exhibitions, though a separate free ticket is required for Film admission.

Children 16 and under are always free at MoMA. Students currently enrolled full-time at one of the schools listed here receive one free admission per MoMA visit with valid college ID at the information desk. Staff and volunteers with valid museum staff ID from other museums also receive free admission for themselves plus one guest. To view all other discounted tickets at MoMA, please click here.