Explore NYC Museums

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Girl Scouts are no strangers to honoring history and tradition or discovering new things. What better way to do both of these things than at a museum, aquarium, or zoo? Luckily, we live in a city chock full of opportunities for your troop to learn about a wide array of topics, from a to b. Keep reading for a list of must-see museums (all for free or pay-what-you-wish!)

National Museum of the American Indian: A part of the Smithsonian Institution, this Lower Manhattan museum houses some artifacts over 12,000 years old, and always has free admission.

Staten Island Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum: Each of these museums adequately represents the outerboroughs, offering a diverse array of works from countless artists, always has a suggested admissions fee.

American Folk Art Museum: This Upper West Side Museum houses works by contemporary and self-taught artists. It also offers free admission to all patrons.

Museum of Modern Art: Famously known as the MOMA, this museum is often regarded as one of the largest and most influential for modern art, charges $25 for an adult ticket, however children 16 and under are always free.

New York Hall of Science: This Queens staple, committed to serving a diverse audience and making science education fun, offers free admission on Fridays from 2-5pm and Sundays from 10-11am.

Whitney Museum: This museum holds works by over 3,000 American artists and offers pay-what-you-wish admission on Fridays from 7-10pm. Children under 18 always have free admission.

New York Aquarium: Not a museum, but New York City’s only aquarium is full of deep-sea exhibits and aquatic learning opportunities. This aquarium offers pay-what-you-wish admissions on Wednesdays from 3-5pm spanning Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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