Your NY Public Library Card Can Get You Into 47 Local Museums For Free

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Your NY Public Library Card Can Get You Into 47 Local Museums For Free

The library just got a heck of a lot cooler.

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 Guggenheim and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Cardholders at the New York Public Library and the Queens and Brooklyn systems can now go online and download day-long Culture Passes for free entry into 47 cultural institutions.

Other participants in the program include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Collection, the Morgan Library and Museum, Brooklyn’s Children Museum, MoMA PS1, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan’s Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island, and the Noguchi Museum.

Anyone can input their card number on the Culture Pass website to reserve a date for up to four people at any of the 47 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, now’s 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 two pending 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!

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