Visit Museums and Zoos in NY for Free!!

New York is famous for its astonishing skylines and intoxicating open parks and green roads, as well as historical and influential museums scattering around the city. Most museums in New York are not free that usually cost you 10-20 dollars per admission. For huge museums such as Metropolitan Museums of Art, you can hardly see everything in a single day, and you have to pay again for your second visit. This is not going to happen after you read this blog.

IDNYC stands for Identification Card New York City and everyone is eligible to apply for it no matter you are living here permanently or temporarily. This card is applicable in several major public buildings around the city and you can simply check if you have enough material to apply for it in here.

The major 2 benefits of IDNYC are:

  • Borrowing books up to 50 at a time from public libraries of all 5 boroughs, and
  • Free admission to listed museums, including Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Bronx Zoo, New York Hall of Science and other major city institutions. View the full list in here.

The following are museums admission fee comparing to the benefits you get from IDNYC.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Arts, $25; with IDNYC, free.
  • American Museum of Natural History, $22; with IDNYC, free.
  • Bronx Zoo, $25.95; with IDNYC, $6.
  • New York Hall of Science, $15; with IDNYC, free.
  • Museum of the City of New York, $14; with IDNYC, free.
  • Central Park Zoo, $18; with IDNYC, free.
  • Bronx Botanic Garden, $20; with IDNYC, free.

And you can obtain attractive discounts from a bunch of theaters and shows at Lincoln Center and other performance halls.

I have benefited a lot from the IDNYC and saved me several hundred dollars from the admission fee. I will even visit Met Museum for the third time since I still have a lot to cover in this huge museum and more importantly, it is free.

Apply for your IDNYC and get involved in the city that is famous for the various museums and botanical parks today!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Can Altuglu says:

    Did you finally get it? It’s really great, although I still haven’t used mine. Maybe we should go to Metropolitan Museum, since we couldn’t go to MoMa!

    1. Yes let’s go to Met some day. I have been there once with IDNYC and it is totally free! You can get a one-year membership out of it.

      1. Can Altuglu says:

        Perfect, let’s plan soon!

  2. biancaAvila says:

    Great , I love museums. I have to get my ID soon

    1. Yes you definitely should!

  3. shuangpan says:

    Good new, I can’t wait!. Museums and zoos are all my favorite places. Thanks for sharing, Richard. *-^

    1. Thank you! Yes I went to another two museums last week, Queens museum and New York Hall of science. They are also pretty good museums and it is free for sure!

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