Museums around the country are participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s Free Museum Day on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, and many are in our area.  

Some highlights in New York include the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, where adult tickets are typically $33 each but will be free on Free Museum Day. The aircraft carrier docked in the Hudon River at Pier 86 (West 46th Street) is full of incredible artifacts, like the Growler submarine, which is the only guided-missile sub open to the public; the prototype NASA orbiter Enterprise; and a Lockheed A-12 high-speed reconnaissance plane. Plus, there’s the Exploreum, a hands-on area where visitors can climb through a Bell Helicopter and captain an airplane.  

The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum (Ajay Suresh)

Another is The Jewish Museum, which is usually $18 for an adult ticket—just register a ticket. Located on Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, in the stately, Gilded-Age Warburg Mansion, The Jewish Museum’s current big exhibit is "New York: 1962-1964,” which examines the “pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City.” The exhibit featureswork from Diane Arbus, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, and many more.  

Other museums with tickets still available for Free Museum Day are the Asia Society in Manhattan; the Bartow-Pell Mansion, the “last great country estate” in the Bronx; the Hicksville Gregory Museum, which showcases minerals, fossils and butterflies;and the Katonah Museum of Art in Westchester County.  

If you miss Free Museum Day, MTA Away also offers deals for the Intrepid and Katonah Museum of Art.