Nerd Taste Of New York: Celebrate Free Museum Day

The Smithsonian Magazine is bringing back their well loved and appreciated Free Museum Day, on September 21, 2019. In New York, there are tons of Museums, these are just a few of the Museums and cultural institutions that are opening their doors for the event.

At the bottom of the list, we have stated three museums that have free admission year round!

    Asia Society and Museum

    A groundbreaking museum focusing on traditional and cutting edge art, showing a unique view into Asian culture.

    Their exhibits include Xiaoze Xie’s “Objects of Evidence”, which touches on censorship in political and religious ideologies. The museum also houses Wang Dongling’s “Ink in Motion” calligraphy.

    Asia Society and Museum
    725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021

    Hours:
    11:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Tuesday (11-2 p.m. Senior Free Admission)
    11:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Wednesday through Thursday
    11:00 a.m. til 9:00 p.m. – Friday (6-9 p.m. Free Admission)

    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $12, Seniors are $10, Students are $7, and Children are free.

    Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

    Unlike some Museums, Cooper Hewitt offers not just art and displays, but education programs as well. The museum houses over 200,000 works from 1100 BCE to modern day.

    The exhibits at the museum include the Triennial, in associating with the Cube design museum in the Netherlands. The museum also features the Immersion Room, a digital space which allows people to view art, and make their own to be displaed on the walls of the museum instantly.

    Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
    2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128

    Hours:
    10:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday
    10:00 a.m. til 9:00 p.m. – Saturday
    10:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Sunday

    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $18 ($16 Online), Seniors are $12 ($10 Online), Disabled Patrons are $10, Students are $9 ($7 Online), and Children are free.

    Fraunces Tavern Museum

    A piece of history preserved since 1907, showcases the history of the American Revolutionary war. It’s this very house that General George Washington spoke to his troops.

    The Tavern includes artifacts of an early American tavern, items from the New York Sons of Liberty protests including an iron fence fragment, replica weapons used in New York City’s Battle of Golden Hill, and an interactive tea party exhibit.

    Fraunces Tavern Museum
    54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004

    Hours:
    12:00 p.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday
    11:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Saturday through Sunday

    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $7, Seniors/Students/Children are $4, and Military/Infants are free.

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

    While at the Intrepid Museum, attendees can walk the Intrepid, an aircraft carrier and historic landmark. Onboard the carrier is 28 aircraft, including the space shuttle Enterprise.

    On Museum Day NASA will stop by with their Planetary Virtual Reality Experience. Additionally this museum also have additional free Friday on September 27th 2019 and October 25th 2019 at 5:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m..

    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

    Hours:
    10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Sunday
    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $33, Seniors are $31, Child are $24, and Military/Infants are free.

    Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

    Constructed in 1799, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum features eight rooms that attendees can walk as well as the garden, and see what it was like to live in the 19th century.

    The museum’s current exhibits focus on immigrants and infrastructure within nineteenth century New York.

    Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
    421 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

    Hours:
    11:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. – Tuesday through Sunday
    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $8, Seniors/Students are $7, and Children are free.

    Museum at Eldridge Street

    A historic landmark, the Museum at Eldridge Street was restored in 2007. The property was originally built as a synagogue by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe in 1887. The site now houses tours and educational programs showcasing the early imigration of the Jewish people into America.

    The museum has exhibits that focus on the culture and imigration of Jewish people all over the world, including specifically the synagogue in Harbin, China, founded in the 1890s. While the Jews left Harbin, China, the museum showcases historical photographs and stories from their time there. Additionally the museum houses menorahs from the last five centuries, originating from around the world.

    Museum at Eldridge Street
    12 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

    Hours:
    10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Sunday
    10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Monday (All Day Free Admission)
    10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Tuesday through Thursday
    10:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m. – Friday

    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $14, Seniors/Students are $10, Children are $8, and Military/Disabled/Infants are free.

    Museum of Chinese in America

    Focusing on the perspective of Chinese people who imigrated into America, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) connects the experiences of the the past with those of the present.

    The museum has exhibits showcasing the historical and political immigration of the Chinese people in the United States, showcasing stories from multiple generations.

    Museum of Chinese in America
    215 Centre St, New York, NY 10013

    Hours:
    11:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Tuesday through Wednesday
    11:00 a.m. til 9:00 p.m. – Thursday (All Day Free Admission)
    11:00 a.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Friday through Sunday

    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $12, Seniors/Students/Military/Educators/Children are $8, and Disabled/Infants are free.

    Society of Illustrators

    While promote, art, illustration, comics, and cartoons, the Society of Illustrator opens their establishment to teach history and spread the word of their organization.

    Their current exhibits, through October 12, is focusing on the Dark Knight (A.K.A. Batman). The exhibit focuses on the illustrating of Batman, the collecting of Batman Merchandise, and Batman effect on Japan and Manga.

    Society of Illustrators
    128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065

    Hours:
    10:00 a.m. til 8:00 p.m. – Tuesday
    10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Wednesday
    10:00 a.m. til 8:00 p.m. – Thursday
    10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Friday through Saturday

    GET A TICKET
    Normally Adults are $15, Seniors/Students are $10, and Disabled/Children are free.

However, if you are looking for a museum to take the family to any day of the year for free in New York, then these awesome museums are the ones for you!

    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023

    Hours:
    11:30 a.m. til 7:00 p.m. – Tuesday through Thursday
    12:00 p.m. til 7:30 p.m. – Friday
    11:30 a.m. til 7:00 p.m. – Saturday
    12:00 p.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Sunday

    Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
    4881 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

    Hours:
    11:00 a.m. til 8:00 p.m. – Thursday
    11:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m. – Friday through Saturday

    National Museum of the American Indian in New York
    One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004

    Hours:
    10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Sunday

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