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NYC: Free passes to Museums+ with New York Public Library Card

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Starting today your NYPL card gives you access to Culture Pass, a new service that allows you to visit tons of cultural institutions around the city for free https://www.culturepass.nyc

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Simply visit culturepass.nyc, select The New York Public Library, enter your library card barcode and pin, then choose from the variety of participating institutions and select when you'd like to visit. 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.Cultural institutions currently participating in Culture Pass include the following, but more will be added on an ongoing basis:
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 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
  • Noguchi Museum
  • Queens Historical Society
  • Queens Museum
  • Rubin Museum of Art
  • SculptureCenter
  • Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum
  • Wave Hill
  • Whitney Museum of American Art


Make a Culture Pass Reservation
To get started, visit the Culture Pass website and follow these steps:Under 'Reserve a Pass,' select New York Public Library Cardholders.Log in to the Culture Pass reservation system using your library card barcode/username and pin.
Browse available passes by date, venue or location. Each pass will offer free entry for either two or four people; please read the details carefully.Make a reservation.
Retrieve your pass shortly before your visit. (Once you print or download your pass, you cannot cancel your reservation.) You must show ID when redeeming Culture Pass.
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Created 07-16-2018 at 07:43 AM by TheFreebieDepot
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suggested donation
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thanks OP. good to know.

fyi, one pass per cultural institution per calendar year

from FAQ:
How is this different from other programs like IDNYC?
The Culture Pass program limits people to one free day pass per institution per year, while IDNYC allows for free year-long memberships.
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suggested donation
In contrast to an admission fee, with a suggested donation you can politely say, "No donation today, please" and they'll let you in. This is *not* true of private institutions.

Three related articles:
Met Changes 50-Year Admissions Policy: Non-New Yorkers Must Pay
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/arts/design/met-museum-admissions.html​ [nytimes.com]
Summary: Admission to New York's Metropolitan Museum will remain optional (above one cent) for New Yorkers and students from CT and NJ; everyone else now has to pay full freight (but the ticket is good for three days).

Judge Rules for Metropolitan Museum in Admissions Lawsuits
https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.co...s-lawsuits
Summary: Residents have to pay admission, but that payment can be as little as a penny.

Escaping the Heat in Art's Fortress
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/2...tress.html
Summary: A young woman who regularly escaped the heat in a museum lobby because she couldn't afford the student admission learns the magical phrase, "No donation today, thank you."
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Also Queens and Brooklyn library card holders. Visit your library's website.
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Thank you
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Has it worked for anyone with NY state, national or international-residence NYC library card?
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Does a temporary visitor library card qualify for this?
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