New York has between one and two billion museums–all wonderful and interesting in their own way. They’re even that much more wonderful and to-die-for interesting when you can go for free–and many have certain days and times when it costs you nothing but a smile. Here’s a list of the whens and wheres of gratis museum hopping:
Museum of Modern Art: Admission is free for all visitors on Friday evenings between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Whitney Museum of American Art: Pay what you wish on Fridays, 6-9 p.m.
The Frick Collection: (European artists) Pay what you wish Sundays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Jewish Museum: (Jewish Art and culture) Free all day Saturday (11 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.)
Children’s Museum of Manhattan: On the first Friday of every month admission is free from 5 – 8 p.m.
Studio Museum in Harlem: (Artists of African descent) Free every Sunday (12-6 p.m.)
The Morgan Library Museum: (Rare books and manuscripts, plus drawings and other uncommon pieces) Free Fridays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage: (A memorial to the Holocaust) Free admission every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The New Museum: (Contemporary art) Thursday evenings between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.