New Yorkers get Free Admission to Museums with IDNYC card
New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio rolled out a new identity card for residents of New York city called IDNYC which became available to the public in January, 2015.
The best part about getting the IDNYC Card is that it gives you a one-year FREE membership package at 33 of New York City’s leading cultural institutions, including world class museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, botanical gardens, and zoos in all five boroughs. These membership packages are comparable to each institution’s standard one-year membership package and will give IDNYC card holders a range of benefits including free or discounted admission, and access to special events, and to museum shops and neighborhood businesses.
As an IDNYC cardholder, you also have access to exclusive discounts on movie and Broadway tickets, as well as special offers to top attractions, sporting events, theme parks and more, in New York City and across the country. After you receive your IDNYC card, sign up here to see all the discounts and special offers that you will be eligible for.
How to apply for an IDNYC card
To apply for the New York Municipal ID card, commonly known as the IDNYC card, you will need to provide proof of identity as well as proof that you are a resident of New York City. The full list of acceptable documents can be found here.
There are 12 Enrollment Centers across all five boroughs where you can apply for your IDNYC card. They can be seen on an interactive map here.
Full List of Museums and Cultural Institutions that offer FREE Admission with IDNYC card
Bronx County Historical Society
Bronx Museum of the Arts
New York Botanical Garden
Wildlife Conservation Society / Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
American Museum of Natural History
El Museo del Barrio
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of the City of New York
New York City Ballet
New York City Center
The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Public Theater
Flushing Town Hall
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Museum of the Moving Image
New York Hall of Science
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Theatre in the Park
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Staten Island Children’s Museum
Staten Island Historical Society and Historic Richmond Town
Staten Island Museum
Staten Island Zoo