For Families

Cool Culture believes that families that engage in art and cultural activities have the power to influence the world.

Cool Culture partners with preschools and schools to support family engagement in art and culture throughout New York City. Along with hosting family festivals and family programs, we provide families with FREE admission to 90 New York City museums, gardens, historical societies, and zoos.

Have a Cool Culture Family Pass? 

Welcome to the Cool Culture family! Whether you are a returning family or brand new to Cool Culture, we welcome you to endless family fun, cultural exploration, and creativity. Check out the information below to learn exciting ways to make the most of your year with Cool Culture!

Don’t Have a Cool Culture Family Pass Yet? 

The enrollment period has closed for the 2019-2020 school year. Please visit our website in June 2020 when enrollment re-opens. We will have materials available that you can share with your child’s school to apply. 

We encourage you to use the resources on this page and sign-up for our e-newsletter in the meantime.

Feel free to also use our list of NYC museums that offer free or suggested admission.

Cool Culture Family Pass

Connect with Cool Culture Online

Join the Cool Culture family online! 

Cool Culture Family Guide

When you receive a Cool Culture Family Pass, you also receive a Cool Culture Family Guide from your child’s school.

This resource provides important guidelines on how to use the Family Pass. You can discover and plan exciting activities to do with your family before, during, and after your adventures. As your child’s first teacher and advocate, we hope you find the guide useful in adding to the joy, community and culture that are part of your family traditions.

Download the 2020-2021 Family Guide PDF

Other Cool Resources

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The Exhibit

Quarterly email for the entire Cool Culture community with news on programs, partners, and events.



Monthly email for families featuring free events and local activities to enrich and empower your child.