Free Museum Admission With Culture Pass

NYC is full of amazing cultural institutions, but how many of us visit them? Price is sometimes a problem – a visit to some museums is as much as $33! Many have lower prices, but it adds up if you want to go often, or bring the kiddies. Culture Pass is a wonderful way to gain FREE access to some of these places.

Queens Library is participating in this new program with the New York and Brooklyn Public Library systems, to offer free admission to library card holders 13 years of age and older to some museums, historical societies, heritage centers, public gardens and more. It’s easy to use: you make a reservation at culturepassnyc and print your pass. Some restrictions apply, such as dates and times your preferred institution is available, but these restrictions are clearly described on the site’s “frequently asked questions” section. Cardholders in the Queens Library, New York and Brooklyn library systems can make reservations at any participating institution in the five boroughs.

If you went all the following places those admissions would add up. Participating museums in Queens are:

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum. A NYC Landmark, the Victorian house was home to African American inventor, Renaissance man, and son of fugitive slaves, Lewis H. Latimer. www.latimernow.org Regular [suggested] admission $5.

Louis Armstrong House, is the home of Louis and Lucille Armstrong. www.louisarmstronghouse.org Reg. admission $12/adults; $8/seniors 65 and older, students, and children over 5.

MoMA PS1, the Queens satellite of the Museum of Modern Art. www.momaps1.org. Reg. admission $10/adults; $5 seniors 65 and older; $5/students; free/children 16 and younger.

Noguchi Museum, dedicated to the work of Isamu Noguchi, exhibiting a comprehensive selection of sculpture, models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and his Akari light sculptures. www.noguchi.org. Regular admission $10/adults; $5/seniors 65 and older; $5/students.

Queens Historical Society, dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Queens. www.queenshistoricalsociety.org. Regular admission $5/general, $3/seniors & students.

Queens Museum, presenting artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents. Reg. [suggested] admission $8/adults; $4/seniors; free/children, students, Dept of Education employees.

SculptureCenter positioning artists’ work in larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, and discerns and interprets emerging ideas. www.sculpture-center.org Reg. [suggested] admission $5; $3/students.

Other participating museums include MoMA (up to $25), the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (up to $33), and the American Museum of Natural History (up to $23), for example.—Lisa Darcy

  
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