Connect Your Family to Culture without a Family Pass

Your family can access cultural resources - without a Family Pass! Use this info to plan your next museum adventure!

How can I plan a low-cost visit?
What museums, gardens and zoos can my family visit?
Are there resources I can use to make our museum adventure interactive?
I like to use social networks. Can I learn more about cultural opportunities while I'm online?



Did you know that many museums are public institutions? They are eager to provide all New Yorkers with access to their collections and services. 

Suggested Admission
Some museums list their admission as “Pay As You Wish”, “Pay What You Wish”, or “Suggested” Admission. All mean that you can give any amount you are able to for entry to that museum.  
>> Suggested Admission Museums

Free Days
Many institutions host free hours and days, and often offer engaging and educational activities for families.  
>> Museums with Free Days



Find your next museum destination using these online tools:

Cool Cultures Partners A-Z
Department of Cultural Affairs Event Calendar
Free Museum Day Listings

Have a favorite museum? Sign up for their e-newsletter to receive their latest exhibition and event announcements in your inbox.



Trip Tips
Make sure your visit to a museum, botanical garden, and other cultural venues goes as smoothly as possible with these easy tips.   
>> Trip Tips

e-Family Time - Monthly Event Calendar
Plan ahead for your next cultural adventure – sign up for e-Family Time, Cool Culture’s monthly calendar of family events and programs, today!  
>> Sign-Up Here!

Cool Activities
Go on a scavenger hunt with your kids using these interactive activities.
       >> Download Hunt Cards
Many museums provide activity guides online and at their visitors services desk. Check their website before you go or ask at the front desk when your family arrives.



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