If you don’t already posses a library card of your own you’ve been missing out on more than just free access to books. The New York City Public Library System offers free admission to places like the Brooklyn Museum and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Cardholders at the New York, Queens, and Brooklyn Public Libraries can now go online and download day-long Culture Passes for free entry into 67 cultural institutions.
Some other participants in the program include but are not limited to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Music School, Flushing Town Hall, Kaufman Music Center, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, and Wave Hill.
Anyone can input their card number on the Culture Pass website to reserve a date at any of the 67 participating venues. The savings will add up for those who take advantage of the program as some of these museums can cost upwards of $25 for entrance. So if you live in the city and want to finally experience some of our cultural gems, this is your best chance.
That said, only a certain number of passes may be available for a given date so you’ll need to reserve as early as possible and a cardholder can have only four active reservations at a time; however, there is no limit as to how many times one can use Culture Pass. The only limitation is that you can only access each museum for free once in the year, so make the most of every visit!
Please note: according to the Culture Pass website, not all listed museums are currently open due to the pandemic. However, many are offering a wide range of virtual programming on their websites. So, even if you can’t visit a particular museum right now, you should click through their website and see what virtual programs and events they have to offer!
Also published on Medium.