From: Paco | Jun 28, 2019
New York is an expensive destination in all respects, but when you know how to do it, you can save significantly. Museum entrances in New York are priced at over twenty dollars. The amount of admission in some museums is only a suggestion and you can pay the amount at your discretion. Sunday in all.
If the museum really has a fixed price, it is normal that at least some day of the week admission is voluntary or even completely free. Take advantage of these days and save tens to hundreds of dollars. Keep in mind, however, that even if admission is free, you still need to pick up a ticket in some cases, which can mean that you can stand a nice line. Make sure you arrive at the site well in advance to make sure you don’t have more than a few minutes to see.
Monday: American Museum of Natural History
Free admission to the American Museum of Natural History (or pay as much as you want) every day. But this museum is so huge that you can spend a whole week here. Visit him on the first day and if you are interested or miss everything you wanted, you can come back here at any time of the week. One of the largest museums in the world consists of 25 interconnected buildings and contains eg dinosaur skeletons, some of the rarest specimens of meteorites or the largest cut diamond in the world.
- You Save: $ 22
- Which way: Central Park West & 79th St.,New York, NY 10024
- Open: Monday to Friday 10.00–17.45
Tuesday: National September 11 Memorial & Museum
On Tuesday you can visit the monument and museum on September 11th. At the place where two skyscrapers used to stand, there are now two pools with waterfalls that follow the ground plan of the original buildings. The creators of the memorial succeeded in perfectly capturing the feeling of emptiness left after this landmark of the city and the victims of the tragedy. The memorial itself is accessible free of charge, but the complex includes a museum with a basic entrance fee of $ 24. However, admission is free on Tuesday from 16.00. Be sure to check out the new landmark of the city - the Liberty Tower, which stands nearby.
- You Save: $ 24
- How to get there: Liberty Wednesday, New York, NY 10006
- Open: - Memorial from Monday to Sunday 7.30 am - 9 pm - Muzeum from Sunday to Thursday 9.00–22.00, Friday and Saturday 9.00–21.00
Wednesday: The Bronx Zoo
If you want to relax from the big city jungle, head to the center of one of the world’s largest zoos on Wednesday. Located in the Bronx district, it covers an area of 107 hectares and offers a view of 4,000 animals, representing more than a thousand animal species. The Bronx Zoo is unique in trying to create the most natural environment for animals, so you will not find cages and enclosures enclosed by mesh, but open spaces bounded by trenches where animals feel at home. Movement around the zoo can be speeded up by shuttle, safari train or overhead railway. Over 2 million visitors visit the zoo each year, with a basic entrance fee of $ 24.95, but only a voluntary contribution on Wednesday.
- You Save: $ 24,95
- Which way: 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460
- Open: Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 17.00, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 17.30
Thursday: Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the oldest and largest museum in New York. It offers exhibits from Egyptian vases to Rembrant’s paintings. The collection is so large that it is by no means humanly possible to go through it at once. Even here, however, it is possible to visit the museum any day of the week for a voluntary fee. Just as no one in the Louvre will miss Mona Lisa, no visitor to the Metropolitan Museum should miss the collection of Egyptian art, which is one of the most beautiful. When you feel tired, have a drink in the rooftop garden, with beautiful views of Central Park and the 5th Avenue skyscrapers.
- You Save: $ 25
- Which way: 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), NY 10028
- Open: Monday to Sunday from 9.30 - 17.30
Friday: MoMA and Whitney Museum
On Friday, especially lovers of modern art will come into their own, although it will be a little Sophie’s choice. Free admission is offered by two of New York’s most famous institutions - the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum, and only at certain times. The Museum of Modern Art is considered to be the best collection of modern Western masterpieces in the world and is available for free from 4pm to 8pm. You can admire the works of Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Salvator Dali or Andy Warhol. There are also works by František Kupka and photographs by František Drtikol.
The Whitney Museum focuses on American modern art of the 20th and 21st centuries, and at 19.00-21.30 you only pay a voluntary contribution. Since 2015, the museum has been housed in a new building, which is a work of art itself and offers great views of Manhattan from its terraces. You can travel from one museum to another by subway in half an hour.
- $25 — MoMA
- $22 — Whitney Museum
- Which way: MoMA,11 West 53rd Street — mezi Fifth Avenue a Avenue of the Americas, NY 10019; Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort Street,NY 10014
- Open: Wednesday to Monday 10.30 am - 5.30 pm, closed Tuesday (MoMA); Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10.30–18.00, Friday and Saturday 10.30–22.00, closed on Tuesdays (Whitney Museum)
Saturday: Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum, which offers admission for a voluntary contribution on Saturdays from 17.45 to 19.45, is one of the most famous museums in the world. It is worth visiting both with its collection of works by Vasili Kandinesky, Marc Chagall or Vincent Van Gogh, as well as the building itself, designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Weber. The spiral structure contrasts sharply with the rectangular houses in the neighborhood and this unique shape preserves the interior of the gallery. Today it is clearly one of the icons of the city of New York.
- You Save: $ 25
- Which way:: 1071 Fifth Avenue, (between 88th and 89th Street), NY 10128
- Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 10.00–17.45, Tuesday 10.00–21.00, Saturday 10.00–19.45, closed Thursday
Sunday: Frick Collection
The Frick Collection boasts one of the world’s leading collections of Western painting, sculpture and applied art. It is housed in Henry Clay Frick’s neoclassical mansion on Fifth Avenue. Here you can see works of art right in his home. And so the museum looks more like a cozy house than a public building. The collection includes works by artists such as Goya, El Greco, Monet, Renoir, Vermeer and many others.
- You Save: $ 22
- Which way: One East 70th Street — mezi Fifth a Madison Avenue, NY 10021
- Open: Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00, Sunday between 11.00 - 17.00
One more tip: Ferry to Staten Island
New York is a city on the water, making Manhattan cruises a popular attraction. But if you take a free ferry to Staten Island, you will enjoy stunning views of Lower Manhattan, New Jersey and Brooklyn and sail near the Statue of Liberty.
Of course, this is not all the attractions you can go for free in New York. So the next time …