Did you know that any New York State resident can get a free library card for the New York Public Library system (in NYC)? Not only can you use it to access thousands of e-books but now you can get free passes to NYC museums and other cultural locations with the card!
Click HERE to apply for the card. I needed to email a copy of my driver’s license for them to verify I am a resident but I quickly got a temporary card via email and the real card came in the mail later that month.
With the card, you can get a free pass to all of these cultural institutions currently participating in Culture Pass and more will be added on an ongoing basis. You can borrow passes for dates between two and three months in advance (depending on availability) and can have two pending reservations at any given time. After reserving a pass — for two or four people — you can print your pass at home or at your local library, or select the mobile option and show the reservation confirmation on your phone!
Here are the current passes available:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Historical Society
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Drawing Center
The Frick Collection
Historic Richmond Town
International Center of Photography
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
The Jewish Museum
Louis Armstrong House
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Morgan Library & Museum
Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Museum of the City of New York
New York Transit Museum
Queens Historical Society
Rubin Museum of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Society of Illustrators
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
What a GREAT deal if you are visiting the city!! Click HERE to view all the passes available and reserve one.