IDNYC gives FREE membership to 33 major cultural institutions in NYC.



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

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Wildlife Conservation Society / Bronx Zoo


Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Museum


American Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Hall

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 Museum

Queens Theatre in the Park

Staten Island

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!


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Author: Taty (Mom)

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