New York City sits at the top of the USA’s most expensive cities to live in. Thankfully, the city’s museums have plenty of free or discounted options to help you experience culture without breaking your budget. For free museum tours, one could visit The Hispanic Society of America, National Museum of the American Indian, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, or many more. For museums with suggested donations, one could see the Mmuseumm or MOMA PS1. Others have specific times for free visits, like the Brooklyn Museum on the first Saturday of every month.
- While many smaller New York museums are regularly free for visitors, even those that are not often have free days and events.
- Part of the Brooklyn Museum is the Memorial Sculpture Garden, a last home for salvaged architectural treasures found across the city.
- The Jewish Museum, which is free to all on Saturdays, houses the most extensive collection of Jewish art outside of Israel.
“You don’t need formal training to express yourself so long as you’ve got passion. That’s what you learn when you browse the quilts, sculptures, paintings, and more than make up the American Folk Art Museum’s 7,000 + item collection of works from self-taught artists.”