FREE Museums in NYC For Kids

NYC is full of great museums for kids-- and I'm not only talking about the museums that are especially FOR kids like the Children's Museum-- There are many museums in NYC that kids will enjoy, and more importantly, where they will learn a lot-- museum outings are perfect for hot summer days (Hello AC!) and also to keep the learning going during the summer months, though in a less structured way than in the classroom. While museums can be pricey, there are many ways to see museums for FREE in NYC! NYSCI Enzo telescope pic 1 Here's a list FREE museums in NYC that kids and adults will love: American Museum of Natural History (open M-F 10 AM-5:45 PM) – Suggested admission is $22 for adults/ $12.50 for children but you can pay less than the suggested amount if you purchase your ticket at the museum counter Brooklyn Children’s Museum – Free Thursdays 2-6 PM Children Museum of Art (CMA) Pay as you wish every Thursday 4-6 PM Children’s Museum of Manhattan – Free on the first Friday of every month from 5-8 PM FDNY CMOM-768x1024 The Jewish Museum is free to all on Saturdays, pay what you wish on Thursdays from 5-8 pm and children under 18 are always free! There is a small (but very cute) children's section. Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) – (open M-Th 10 AM-5:30 PM and F-Su 10 AM-9 PM) – Suggested admission is $25 for adults but you can pay less than the suggested amount if you purchase your ticket at the museum counter. Museum of the City of New York - Children and teens are always free! Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Free every Friday 4-8 PM. Children under 16 years old are always free Museo del Barrio- Celebrate Latino culture at the Museo del Barrio! Free for kids 12 and under Free for Seniors on Wednesdays Free every third Saturday of the month for Super Sábado *SPECIAL 2×1 OFFER* With your admission to El Museo del Barrio, you can gain FREE entrance to the Museum of the City of New York. Museum of the Moving Image – Located in Astoria, NY it features a history of TV and movies. It is free every Friday 4-8 PM National Museum of the American Indian (always free) Dimenna Childrens History Museum New York Hall of Science – Free every Friday 2-5 PM and Saturdays 10-11 AM Mo-Willems-NYHS New York Historical Society - Admission is pay-as-you-wish from 6-8 pm on Fridays, free for kids under 4. PS the Children's Museum portion on the lower level is super cute! AND there is a Mo Willems exhibition on display until Sept. 25th, as well as Spanish language programming for kids once a month. Whitney Museum of American Art – Pay what you wish on Fridays 7-10 PM – children under 18 years old always free There is another way to get free admission to some cultural institutions in NYC-- sign up for the NYC ID card => Click here for more info on how to get ID NYC. What's your favorite museum for kids in NYC? Share with us below!

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