New York City
is incredibly expensive, but luckily, there are plenty of things to do for free. There’s no shortage of potential weekend activities, even for those on a budget. Here are 10 New York City museums that don’t charge a set admission.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Though you might see ticket prices listed at the entrance of the museum, these are just suggestions. You can donate as much or as little you would like in order to gain entrance to the Met. It is one of the most-recognized museums in the world, and the collection here is unlike any other in New York or the United States.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 535 7710
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Focusing on works by contemporary artists, the Bronx Museum of the Arts has over 800 different pieces that guests can view for free. Originally founded in 1971, the museum has grown exponentially and now houses multiple exhibits, including several celebrating local artists. Visitors can also attend many of the events that they host throughout the year.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY, USA, +1 718 681 6000
The BRIC House
Offering contemporary art, media, and performances, the BRIC House in Brooklyn has plenty of free events throughout the year to keep visitors returning again and again. Guests will find a wide variety of different exhibits from contemporary masterpieces to art from the 20th century. There are also several programs supporting new and upcoming artists plus education in the arts.
The BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA, +1 718 683-5600
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Movies, exhibits, and concerts are just some of the many activities offered here. Designed to echo Scandinavian design, guests can sign up for language classes in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish if they would like, or they can stop by the café for a bite to eat or a coffee. Guests can also purchase fabulous textiles and jewelry that support modern designers.
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 879 9779
Socrates Sculpture Park
Art Museum, Park