This month, New York City is offering discounts on its most popular cultural attractions

As part of its It’s Time for Culture campaign, New York City is encouraging everyone to discover — or rediscover — its cultural institutions by offering discounts on more than 40 attractions through the end of October.

Some of the city’s most iconic museums, performing arts venues, and landmarks are included in the deals, which can be found at

Garden Pass tickets to the final days of Kusama: Cosmic Nature at the New York Botanical Garden are 20% off, as are 25% off The Shed’s new Drift: Fragile Future exhibit and two-for-one admission to the Museum of Arts and Design (only through Oct. 17 to 23). The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Moving Image are both offering 25% off general admission.

Live performances are also included, with 25% off select Carnegie Hall concerts, 92nd Street Y events, and Blue Man Group, as well as 50% off select seats for the American Ballet Theatre’s Pride Nights (Oct. 27 and 30).

Many Broadway shows, including Manhattan Theatre Club’s “Lackawant to Blues,” as well as off-Broadway productions such as “Perfect Crime,” Second Stage Theater’s “Letters of Suresh,” and “Stomp,” are offering two-for-one tickets. Select orchestra seats for “The Play That Goes Wrong” are also discounted by 25%.

Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Alice Austen House is also on sale for buy one, get one free. The Cooper Hewitt is free until November 29 thanks to the generosity of its board of trustees (reservations are required).

Regular deals at several venues are also highlighted, such as free admission for children 16 and under at the Museum of Modern Art, as well as free entry for children 18 and under and pay-what-you-wish Fridays at the Whitney Museum. Meanwhile, The Met and its Cloisters use a pay-what-you-wish admission model for New York residents and tristate area students.

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“The comeback of culture and performing arts in New York City marks a pivotal and celebratory moment in our recovery. We invite New Yorkers and visitors alike to explore and support the abundance of world-class arts and culture found across the vibrant neighborhoods of our city while also experiencing great value throughout the month of October.”

NYC & Company’s president and CEO Fred Dixon

One thought on “This month, New York City is offering discounts on its most popular cultural attractions

  1. Now I know why the MOMA was relatively economic compared to other Museums, which we recently visited. They currently have a nice temporary exhibit about cars: “Automania”

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