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Free Admission and Discounted Admission at New York City Museums

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New York City Museums With Free Admission on Thursday
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Heather Cross
  • Children's Museum of the Arts
    If you're looking for free arts-oriented fun for the kids, check out the Children's Museum of the Arts on Thursdays from 4-6 p.m., when admission is pay-what-you-wish. There are lots of hands-on activities for children of all ages.
    Address: 103 Charlton Street | Phone: 212-274-0986
  • China Institute
    Access to the China Institute galleries is free from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays. The galleries feature changing exhibits about Chinese art and culture.
    Address: 125 East 65th Street | Phone: 212-744-8181
  • Museum of Arts and Design
    Pay-what-you-wish from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday nights at this Columbus Circle museum that explores design and offers you the chance to watch artists at work.
    Address: 2 Columbus Circle | Phone: 212-299-7777
  • Museum of Chinese in the Americas
    Admission is free all day on Thursdays to this Chinatown museum dedicated to Chinese American history.
    Address: 215 Centre Street | Phone: 212-619-4785
  • New Museum
    Visit the New Museum for free from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays to experience their contemporary art exhibitions.
    Address: 235 Bowery | Phone: 212-219-1222

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