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Free Brooklyn Museums and Museum Days

Soak up some culture without breaking the bank.

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Free Brooklyn Museums and Museum Days
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Brooklyn museums are some of the best in the city, and luckily, many of them are free or offer free admission on specified days. Here you'll find a guide to the best museum deals in the borough.

Brooklyn Museums: Always Free
  • Coney Island Museum
    Explore Coney Island's colorful past at this small and always-free museum.
    1208 Surf Avenue, (718) 372-5159

  • The Kurdish Library
    The only museum of its kind in the United States, the Kurdish Library and Museum's collection includes costumes, weavings, and crafts.
    345 Park Place, (718) 783-7930

  • Lefferts Historic House
    Kids will love going back in time at this historic 18th century house. Activities include interactive pre-Colonial exhibits and ongoing educational programs.
    Flatbush Avenue at Ocean Avenue in Prospect Park, (718) 789-2822

Brooklyn Museums: Free on Tuesdays
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Whether you're looking for roses in bloom or the most varied cherry tree collection outside of Japan, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden can provide hours of outdoor entertainment.
    900 Washington Avenue, (718) 623-7200

    Note: Admission to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is free on all weekdays from mid-November through February.

Brooklyn Museums: Free on Wednesdays
  • New York Transit Museum
    Located in a 1936 subway station in Brooklyn Heights, the New York Transit Museum explores the history and development of public transportation. The museum is free for Seniors on Wednesdays.
    Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, (718) 694-1600

Brooklyn Museums: Free on Fridays
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is free for Seniors on Fridays.
    900 Washington Avenue, (718) 623-7200

    Note: Admission to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is free on all weekdays from mid-November through February.

Brooklyn Museums: Free on Saturdays
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers free admission from 10am to 12pm on Saturdays.
    900 Washington Avenue, (718) 623-7200

  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
    The Brooklyn Children's Museum boasts a rooftop terrace, hands-on exhibits, and 27,000 must-see objects in its permanent collection. The museum offers free "early bird" admission before 11am on the second weekend of every month.
    145 Brooklyn Avenue, (718) 735-4400

  • Brooklyn Museum
    On the first Saturday of every month, the Brooklyn Museum boasts a free night of culture from 5pm to 11pm, with live music, dance, movie screenings, arts & crafts, guided tours, and more.
    200 Eastern Parkway, (718) 638-5000

Brooklyn Museums: Free on Sundays
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
    The Brooklyn Children's Museum offers free "early bird" admission before 11am on the second weekend of every month.
    145 Brooklyn Avenue, (718) 735-4400
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