New York Botanical Garden – Free grounds admission all day on Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9-10am. Special exhibits cost extra.
New York Hall of Science – Free admission on Fridays, 2-5pm and Sundays, 10-11am.
New-York Historical Society – Pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6-8pm, which includes the DiMenna Children’s History Museum.
Queens Botanical Garden – Free admission daily November through March. Free admission Wednesdays, 3-6pm, and Sundays, 9-11am the rest of the year.
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling – Admission for children 8 and younger is always free, and playdates are free every third Sunday of the month.
The Staten Island Children’s Museum – Free admission on Wednesdays, 3-5pm
Staten Island Zoo – Free Wednesdays, 2-4:45pm.
Wave Hill – Free Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9am-12pm. The garden also hosts special free arts events throughout the year.
Whitney Museum of American Art - Pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 7-10pm
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