Museums and Cultural Institutions

Museums and Cultural Institutions

The 2023 Museum and Cultural Institution Benefits

  • IDNYC cardholders are now eligible for free one-year memberships or discounted tickets at a number of participating institutions in 2023.
  • Your IDNYC card must be valid. It DOES NOT matter when you received your card.
  • If you redeemed a free membership or paid for a membership less than five years ago, you will not be eligible for a free membership with an IDNYC card. 

The following cultural institutions will provide free membership benefits to all eligible IDNYC cardholders in 2023:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • BRIC
  • Bronx County Historical Historial Society
  • BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Central Park Zoo (enrollment is only available at the Bronx Zoo)
  • China Institute
  • The Drawing Center
  • Film Forum
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • The Juilliard School
  • King Manor
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • MoMA PS1
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • National Sawdust
  • New York Aquarium (enrollment is only available at the Bronx Zoo)
  • New York City Ballet
  • New York City Center
  • Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater
  • Prospect Park Zoo (enrollment is only available at the Bronx Zoo)
  • Public Theater
  • Queens Museum
  • Queens Zoo (enrollment is only available at the Bronx Zoo)
  • The Shed
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • Staten Island Museum
  • Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo

2023 participating institutions and their full membership terms are listed below:

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Bronx County Historical Society

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Founded in 1955, The Bronx County Historical Society is an educational and cultural institution committed to preserving, documenting, and promoting the dynamic and diverse history of The Bronx and its peoples. The Society does so through its permanent collections, special exhibitions, education programs, lectures and walking tours, research library and archives, and two national landmark historic house museums: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage and the Museum of Bronx History.

Bronx County Historical Society IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Personalized Membership card
  • 10% discount at the museum gift shops and online store
  • Free admission to all of our sites
  • Invitations to Members-only tours and preview exhibitions
  • Subscription annual Bronx County Historical Society Journal
  • Subscription to triannual e-newsletter

To redeem your IDNYC membership, contact Teresa Brown, Chief Administrative Officer, at or 718-881-8900 x103, or in person at 3309 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10467 between the house of 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater

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Building on mission congruence and shared arts and cultural legacy, Pregones Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater joined forces in early 2014, to become a single, multi-venue company. Now our audiences can gain expanded access to not one but two remarkable Latino stages:

  • Pregones Theater on Walton Avenue, south of Yankee Stadium, in the heart of the burgeoning South Bronx Cultural Corridor.
  • The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre occupies a former firehouse building at 304 West 47th Street, in the heart of the Broadway district.

Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Members receive 25% off on both advance and door price for all events.
  • Members enjoy first access to tickets and program information, as well as members-only pre-sale dates.
  • Members may step to the front of the box office line to get their advance sales tickets. Members enter the theater first.
  • Members receive priority notification for openings, galas, and other invitation-only mixers.
  • ACCESS AND REDEEM member perks by phone, email, online, or in person.

Wildlife Conservation Society / Bronx Zoo

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The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. As the world's largest urban zoo, the Bronx Zoo features more than 600 species from around the globe.

WCS, at the Bronx Zoo, IDNYC Member Benefits:

  • Free general admission for one adult to the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo and Queens Zoo
  • 10% discount at select gift shops and restaurants at the Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo
  • Discounts on Education programs and courses
  • Invitations to Members' Evenings
  • Free e-newsletters

*enrollment is ONLY available at the Bronx Zoo.

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BRIC logo

BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces. Some of BRIC's most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, a renowned contemporary art exhibition series, and two distinct media initiatives: Brooklyn Free Speech, Brooklyn's Public Access initiative, and BRIC TV, a nonprofit community TV channel and digital network. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.

As a proud member of the IDNYC program, BRIC is pleased to offer a free one-year Enthusiast-level Membership to all IDNYC cardholders.

BRIC Enthusiast Memberships include:

  • 10% discount at the BRIC Cafe and on all BRIC merchandise
  • Annual summer limited edition merchandise
  • Access to expedited member check in at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
  • Access to member pre-sale for BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! benefit shows
  • Access to priority booking and discounted tickets for BRIC JazzFest
  • Member only hours at the BRIC House Gallery
  • 15% discount on media classes

Visit BRIC's website for full details. Click here to submit your IDNYC membership request.

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)

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BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas - engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

BAM is pleased to offer a one-year complimentary BAM Membership (Level 1) to IDNYC cardholders. Go to for instructions on how to apply.

Level 1 BAM Membership benefits include:

Cinema Benefits:

  • Advance access to tickets for special screenings
  • 50% off movie tickets for one (Regular-price movies only)
  • $5 off tickets to special screenings for two

Live Performance Benefits:

  • Advance access to live performance tickets
  • 50% off same-day tickets for two (Subject to availability)
  • 20% off during member discount days

Parties & Extra Perks:

  • Invitations to Member Mingles throughout the season
  • 10% off at Greenlight Bookstore, including online
  • 10% off at BAMcafé and BAM Dining Partners

Visit to view upcoming programming and events. 

Brooklyn Children's Museum

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A pioneer in education, Brooklyn Children's Museum was the first museum created expressly for children when it was founded in 1899. With award-winning, hands-on exhibits and innovative use of its collections, the Museum engages children from pre-school to high school in learning adventures. It is the only children's museum in New York City, and one of few in the country, to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Brooklyn Children's Museum Individual Membership Package:

  • Free admission for 1 person per visit to Brooklyn Children's Museum.
  • $4 off admission fee for additional guest per visit
  • Member express entry on weekends and school holidays
  • Invitations to Member-Only Museum events
  • Receive monthly e-newsletter

National Sawdust

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National Sawdust's mission is rooted in music discovery that is open, inclusive, and based in active mentorship of emerging artists, while building new audiences and communities of music devotees.

National Sawdust engages artists in an ecosystem of incubation to dissemination, programming groundbreaking new music in our state-of-the-art Williamsburg venue, and developing and touring new, collaborative music-driven projects — the National Sawdust DNA produces and presents world-class artistic work which embraces a wide stylistic approach to music.

IDNYC cardholders can receive:

  • Invitation to digital events, discussions, and masterclasses
  • Exclusive Donors-Only behind-the-scenes communication and digital content
  • Discounts to performances at National Sawdust upon reopening


NY Aquarium logo

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the New York Aquarium is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.


Prospect Park Zoo logo

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the Prospect Park Zoo is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.

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American Museum of Natural History

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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

American Museum of Natural History - New York Membership Entails:

  • Free unlimited general admission to the Museum (plus up to four additional visitors under the age of 18 when accompanied by NY Membership holder)
  • Individuals will receive unlimited complimentary general admission to the iconic 45 permanent halls of the Museum, which include: Biodiversity and Environmental Halls, Birds and Reptiles & Amphibians Halls, Earth and Planetary Sciences Halls, Fossil Halls, Human Origins and Cultural Halls, Mammal Halls, Rose Center for Earth and Space & the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial.
  • Notice of upcoming educational programming: throughout the year, the Museum's scientific and educational staff conduct numerous scientifically-based educational programs for members and the public to attend. Members will receive advanced notice of these programs via email.
  • Discounts in the Museum Shop: Individuals will receive a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases.
  • Discounts in the cafes and food court: Individuals will receive a 15% discount on Museum restaurant purchases. Food court and cafes are temporarily unavailable.
  • AMNH Membership Card: Individuals will not receive an AMNH membership card and must present their IDNYC card during every visit.
  • Card holders under the age of 18 are not eligible for this membership package.
  • All Members must provide a valid email address to receive informational updates about the Museum.

Carnegie Hall

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Carnegie Hall presents more than 180 concerts each year—from orchestral performances, chamber music, recitals, and choral music to folk, world, musical theater, and jazz. The venue is also home to over 500 independently produced events each year. Through the work of The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, wide-reaching music education programs serve people in the New York City metropolitan region, across the United States, and around the world, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. Continually building on its long-standing tradition of excellence and innovation, Carnegie Hall remains one of the world's premier concert venues.

Carnegie Hall IDNYC Membership Benefits:

Ticket pre-sales and discounts are not available until Carnegie Hall resumes normal operations. IDNYC applications can only be submitted via email until Carnegie Hall resumes normal operations

  • Two complementary passes to Open Working Rehersals
  • Access to subscriptions and single tickets before the general public
  • Half-price ticket offers on select Carnegie Hall-presented concerts
  • Digital access to selected performances on Carnegie Hall+, our new premium subscription channel
  • Monthly Keynotes email benefit guide
  • Discounts at neighborhood restaurants, stores, hotels and more
  • Exclusive discount of 10% off purchases from the Carnegie Hall Shop, as well as monthly offers


Central Park Zoo logo

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the Central Park Zoo is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.

China Insitute

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Founded in 1926, China Institute is the nation's oldest, and most comprehensive educational and cultural center devoted to teaching the public about China and Chinese language, art, culture, and U.S.-China business. China Institute's arts and culture programs, education platforms, and services for business enhance the fabric and landscape of Lower Manhattan and reach diverse audiences, including art-lovers, students of all ages, educators and school administrators, families, scholars, general audiences from across the New York metropolitan area, and domestic and international tourists.

China Institute IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Complimentary admission to select programs, including arts & culture, business, fashion, food, film and more!
  • Complimentary admission to Renwen Society lectures (conducted in Mandarin)
  • Unlimited complimentary admission to China Institute Gallery
  • 25% off discount on all Gallery publications
  • Discount on admission to fee-based programs
  • Discount on tuition for classes at School of Chinese Studies

The Drawing Center

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The Drawing Center, a museum in Manhattan's SoHo district, explores the medium of drawing as primary, dynamic, and relevant to contemporary culture, the future of art, and creative thought. Its activities, which are both multidisciplinary and broadly historical, include exhibitions; Open Sessions, a curated artist program encouraging community and collaboration; the Drawing Papers publication series; and education and public programs. It was founded in 1977 by curator Martha Beck (1938–2014).

Drawing Center IDNYC Membership Benefits:
IDNYC cardholders will receive complimentary admission for two to The Drawing Center for one year, invitations to exhibition opening receptions and exclusive programming, and personalized emails detailing upcoming events.

Film Forum

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Film Forum is an independent cinema in lower Manhattan, open 365 days of the year, specializing in independent film premieres and classic repertory programming. We have three screens and open our doors at 12:30 daily. Film Forum has won numerous awards for its unusual selections, including: documentaries of social and political import, foreign features, animation, indie dramas – among them many Oscar nominated and winning movies (A SEPARATION, AMOUR, SON OF SAUL, LEVIATHAN, and EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT). We have premiered the films of Werner Herzog, Frederick Wiseman, Terence Davies, Chantal Akerman, and Laurie Anderson. Our repertory screen plays double-features (two films for one admission), 3-D specials, festivals by auteurs (Fellini, Sturges, Ozu) , silent movies with live piano accompaniment, and genre films from the past 100 years. Films are screened in 35mm and DCP. Many evenings include Q&As with the filmmakers. Our Film Forum Jr. program features classics for kids every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Film Forum IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • One admission to any movie for a one-year period -- at our reduced membership rate (currently $9 rather than $15)
  • 20% discount on Film Forum merchandise (T-shirts by Maira Kalman, limited-edition works of art)
  • Calendar mailings 7 times a year plus e-mail updates weekly

The Juilliard School

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The Juilliard School

IDNYC cardholders may join in person at the Juilliard box office by uploading a scan of their ID card.

  •  Digital subscription to our monthly member e-newsletter, Juilliard Journal e-newsletter, and sporadic emails featuring information about 700 performances each year, most of which are free
  • 20% discount on tickets to select paid performances
  • 10% discount at The Juilliard Store (excludes textbooks)
  • Invitation to the Evening Division’s open house, with a sampling of education courses available for the coming school year

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

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Lincoln Center IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Access to presales for Lincoln Center Presents performances
  • Electronic subscription to the Lincoln Center's newsletter
  • Electronic subscription to the David Rubenstein Atrium weekly email

Additionally, IDNYC cardholder will receive the following discounts:

  • 10% discount on food and beverage at Lincoln Center for the Performaning Arts managed venue bars, limited to David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and outdoor summer venues. Excludes seasonal concessionaires. 
  • 10% discount on Lincoln Center tours, limited to 2 admissions for one tour per IDNYC

Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City - The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters, located in Northern Manhattan.

IDNYC cardholders, ages 18 and older, are eligible for a free one-year Membership at the Met. Memberships are issued onsite.

Benefits Include:

  • Free admission for one to the Met Fifth Avenue, and the Met Cloisters
  • Personalized Membership card
  • Emails about exhibitions and select Museum programs;

Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world.

Metropolitan Opera IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Ticket discounts
  • 10% discount at the Met Opera Shop


MoMA logo

The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time.

MoMA IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free priority access, year-round
  • $5 guest admission for up to five guests on every visit
  • Online film screenings on Virtual Cinema, MoMA's member-only streaming platform
  • Member-only viewing opportunities, including exhibition previews and Last Looks
  • 10% discount at MoMA stores

El Museo del Barrio

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El Museo del Barrio IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free entrance to the galleries for one person presenting the IDNYC
  • 10% discount to La Tienda, El Museo’s gift shop
  • Subscription to El Museo’s e-blast newsletters

Museum at Eldridge Street

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The Museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, a magnificent National Historic Landmark that has been meticulously restored. The Eldridge Street Synagogue is the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Explore the building's history, architecture and culture while discovering its vibrant Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. Highlights include awe-inspiring architecture, a new stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans, and award-winning digital displays.

Museum at Eldridge Street IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission for two people
  • 25% discount off concerts/programs for up to two people
  • And a 10% discount on purchases at our gift shop

Museum of Jewish Heritage

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York's contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. The Museum is committed to the critical mission of educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Anchoring the southernmoust tip of Manhattan, the Museum of Jewish heritage completes the cultural and educational landscape it shares with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Museum of Jewish Heritage IDNYC Membership Benefits: 

Unlimited free admission for one

  • Unlimited free admission for one
  • Up to two $8 guest tickets on every visit
  • Access to members-only programs and events
  • Invitations to preview new exhibitions
  • Discounts on public programs and events
  • 50% off Virtual Travel
  • 20% off our online Holocaust Education Courses
  • Subscription to the digital Member Newsletter
  • Access to Jewish Heritage Travel program
  • 10% off at LOX at Cafe Bergson
  • 10% off at the Pickman Shop
  • Pre-sale and savings to Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
  • 10% off at LOX Cafe Bergson
  • 10% off at the Pickman Shop

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York logo

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

Museum of the City of New York IDNYC Individual Membership Package:

  • Free unlimited yearly admission for one with your valid IDNYC card
  • Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the e-newsletter and e-calendar.
  • 15% discount in the Museum Shop and Chalsty's Café

New York City Ballet

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Experience New York City Ballet in a new way by becoming a NYCB member through the IDNYC program. Members watch private rehearsals onstage with renowned choreographers and ballet masters, attend members-only receptions, and celebrate NYCB with discounts at the Gift Shop.

New York City Ballet IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Invitation to four weekly working rehersals onstage (member +1 guest)
  • Invitation to two working dress rehersals onstage (member +1 guest)
  • 15% discount at NYCB's Gift Shop
  • View select Orchestra rehersals during the repertory season
  • Personalized membership card

New York City Center

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New York City Center, now in its 70th year, has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943. It was Manhattan's first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1943 with a mission to make the best in music, theater and dance accessible to all audiences. Today, City Center is home to many distinguished companies, including City Center's Principal Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as Manhattan Theatre Club; a roster of renowned national and international visiting artists; and its own critically acclaimed and popular programs.

New York City Center IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Pre-sale opportunities on select events
  • Access to the Membership Hotline – a dedicated telephone number for Member services
  • City Center's exclusive monthly e-newsletter
  • A benefit's card entitling the Member to special offers at more than 30 neighborhood sites, including local restaurants and parking

The Public Theater

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The Public Theater
Public Supporter Membership

  • Access to one (1) discounted, no-fee, ticket to the Public's Astor Place season
  • Access to two (2) additional full priced, no-fee tickets to the Public's Astor Place season
  • Priority Access window to purchase tickets before the general public
  • 20% discount on food and drink at The Library restaurant and Lobby bar
  • Free ticket exchanges
  • Dedicated customer service from The Supporters Desk vis phone or email
  • Digital Membership card

The Shed

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The Shed commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences. We bring together established and emerging artists in fields ranging from hip hop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance. Driven by the belief that access to art is a right and not a privilege, The Shed strives to present exciting, engaging experiences.

  • Free priority admission for up to two people to all exhibitions
  • 15% discount on up to two tickets for all live productions
  • 10% discount at The Shed bar and shop
  • Special communications from the artistic director, artists, producers, and curators

Studio Museum in Harlem

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The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by Black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Studio Museum IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • Invitations to select Member events
  • Subscription to Studio Notes, the Museum's e-mail newsletter
  • Early registration to Studio Museum public programs that explore and celebrate art and artists of African descent

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Flushing Town Hall

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Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, located at historic Flushing Town Hall, was founded in 1979 to be a revitalizing force for its community, a catalyst for developing and promoting the visual and performing arts in Queens, and a bridge to promote intercultural understanding through the arts in the most culturally diverse county in the United States.

Flushing Town Hall IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • One treat-a-friend pass redeemable for event tickets*
  • Up to 30% off event tickets: two tickets per event*
  • Free event ticket exchanges*
  • 10% Gift Shop discounts
  • Exclusive access to Flushing Town Hall's "Members Lounge", a quarterly pre-show event for members and invited guests with complimentary beverages and refreshments
  • Reciprocal benefits at Queens Botanical Garden, including half price admission to the Garden and 10% giftship discount (just mention you're a FTH member!)
  • Reciprocal beneftis at Queens Museum, including 10% giftshop discount and special invitations to Members-Only Talks (just mention you're a FTH member!)
  • Calling all visual artists! Invitation to enter Flushing Town Hall's Annual Visual Artists Member Show

King Manor

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King Manor was the home of Rufus King (1755-1827), a framer of the United States Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement. Join us for historic tours, art exhibitions, workshops, and festivals!

King Manor Museum membership benefits:

  • Year-long Admissions Pass
  • Buy-one-get-one 50% off admission to our Governor's Ball, a 19th-century costumed party held annually each December


MoMA PS1 logo

MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art.

MoMA PS1 invites IDNYC cardholders to enjoy a free one-year membership, offered jointly with the Museum of Modern Art's MoMA NYC program. Membership benefits include:

  • One personalized membership card
  • Free admission for one to MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art during regular operating hours
  • $2 discount on same-day, onsite tickets to Sunday Sessions and Warm Up programs at MoMA PS1
  • 10% discount in the MoMA Stores and at
  • Free same-day, onsite tickets to MoMA Film screenings
  • Monthly members-only e-newsletter

Queens Museum

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The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

Queens Museum Family Membership Benefits:

  • Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children
  • 10% discount at Museum Shop and Cafe
  • Invitations to special events and openings


Queens Zoo logo

As a part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, access to the Queens Zoo is included with the WCS IDNYC Membership.

Please refer to “Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo” listing above for further information.

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Staten Island Children's Museum

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The Staten Island Children's Museum features 10 indoor and 2 outdoor exhibits, a dedicated art workshop and a performance space. Visitors can explore different climates, examine bugs and other arthropods, learn about construction and urban planning, build with blocks, hop on board a fire truck and play games throughout the interactive exhibits.

Staten Island Children's Museum IDNYC Membership Benefits:

  • One e-membership* permitting general admission for one with photo ID (all adults must be accompanied by a child to enter)
  • Invitations and Discounts for Special and Members Only Events
  • Children's Museum email newsletter subscription
  • Children's Museum calendar mailing three times per year

Staten Island Museum

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Founded in 1881, the Staten Island Museum, New York City's only general interest museum, engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, art and history based on its diverse collections. The Museum is dedicated to making its current and future collections broadly accessible for educators, students, researchers and the general public by providing authentic experiences in the field and at the Museum.

Staten Island Museum IDNYC Membership Benefits

  • Free Museum admission, year-round!
  • 10% Discount in the Museum Store
  • Special Member Discounts for Events and Programs
  • Invitations to Special Events and Programs
  • Subscription to the Museum's e-blasts

This free membership package is unavailable to existing members, IDNYC cardholder who became Museum members previously, or individuals whose memberships have lapsed since 2014. Redeem the museum membership in person at the Visitor Services desk. Available to all New York City residents age 14 and older.