One of the greatest projects of the city of New York was just launched this month and it is an incredible opportunity for any parent to explore the city’s museums, zoos and arts centers for free with their kids. It is called IDNYC.
Why is it so great?
For a large segment of the population, IDNYC is an opportunity to get a legal identification document that can be used to open bank accounts, access city services, receive prescription and membership discounts to health centers, etc. The id can be obtained by anyone, 14 or older, residing in NYC, be it a Wall street executive, homeless person, an undocumented immigrant or your teenage son.
But how does it benefit those who already have some form of id?
One of the greatest incentives to getting the id is that by applying for the FREE id, you will also receive membership to 33 cultural institutions in the city for a whole year ABSOLUTELY FREE! It is an amazing gift to residents, especially those with children who will be able to take advantage of museums, zoos, even get discounted tickets for Lincoln Center and Brooklyn Academy of Music, absolutely free. The participating institutions are:
Bronx County Historical Society
Bronx Museum of the Arts
New York Botanical Garden
Wildlife Conservation Society / Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
American Museum of Natural History
El Museo del Barrio
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of the City of New York
New York City Ballet
New York City Center
Studio Museum of Harlem
The Public Theater
Flushing Town Hall
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Museum of the Moving Image
New York Hall of Science
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Theatre in the Park
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Staten Island Children’s Museum
Staten Island Historical Society and Historic Richmond Town
Staten Island Museum
Staten Island Zoo
If you reside in NYC, you can apply for IDNYC, starting now at any of the locations found at:
Take advantage of it now, and explore the city this year like you’ve never done before, absolutely free!