International Museum Day is upon us! Can’t find your old college ID? No worries! On May 18th, many NYC museums are waiving or reducing their fees in honor of the world-wide event.
Since 1977 the ICOM Advisory Committee has been organizing IMD to raise awareness on how important museums are in the developme
These deals are happening in all over the city, so don’t let the haj to any of the outer boroughs discourage you!
Here is a full list of museums that are offering special deals on admittance of society.
When most people in their 20s come to New York City, they usually have a long list of things to do. Mostly involving restaurants, clubs, dancing, a lot of liquor, and maybe some tourist spots here and there --Empire State Building, Times Square etc. However, if you want to delve into the more cultural side of NYC, the American Museum of Natural History should be on your list of must-see sites. Sure, I'm admittedly on the nerdy side, and I may be more interested in watching the Zapruder film and ant colony documentaries rather than Jersey Shore, but even for those who are not usually into museums/history, AMNH is nothing short of entertaining and extraordinary. Just put it this way, you won't be tilting your head to Louis VXI portraits all day.
Listen. We love culture as much as the next guy. The editors here at Joonbug enjoy rolling out of bed at noon on a Saturday (or one, or two) and heading to our favorite fine art institution. But we are not about to waste our hard-earned weekends on New York tourist traps. And as it turns out, staring at paintings is a favorite activity of the Times Square-loving, Ray's Famous Pizza-eating, crisp white tennis shoe-wearing museumgoers...so the MoMA and Guggenheim will have to wait. Rather than shelling out to bump shoulders with a stroller-toting family of four, consider some of these exhibits that have been happily forgotten by the fannypack crowd: