Your CUID is your passport to NY museums. Admission is FREE at 28 amazing museums including standards like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA and the Guggenheim, but also at less well known museums like the Museum of Television and Radio, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the New York City Police Museum. Make sure to check out the complete list! Also, to take advantage of the free admission, you must have a validation sticker for the current semester on your ID card. You can get this at the ID center in 204 Kent Hall.

Find out more about what your ID can get you at the CU Arts website.

Here are some other NYC Museums worth exploring:
  • American Museum of Natural History
    • DINOSAURS! Need we say more? Make sure to check out the Rose Center for Earth and Space while you are there. It makes all those laws in physics just a bit more tangible. $10.50 with CUID. Located at Central Park West and 79th St.
  • The Frick Collection
    • Collection of European art, sculpture and furniture that was the private collection of Mr. Frick. The Collection is shown in his private home, which makes for a unique experience. $5 with CUID. At E. 70th St., between Madison and Fifth.
  • International Center of Photography
    • Both a school and museum, the ICP always offers something fresh and stimulating with its rotating exhibits. $7 with CUID
  • Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
    • Big ships your thing? Then a visit to the Intrepid is a must-do. Once a functioning aircraft carrier during WWII and the Vietnam War, the impressive ship is now museum for military history. $12.50 with CUID.
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
    • See what it was like to live in NYC as an immigrant at this unique museum which aims to illuminate the present by giving you a tangible experience of the past. Stop by the Labortorio del Gelato when your done with yoru tour for some of the most inventive and delicious gelatto in the city. $10-11 with CUID
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab
    • 4 floors of hand-on, interactive exhibits in technology and communication. Sure to bring out the inner-geek in all of us. FREE
Museums worth the trip:
For an afternoon away from the hub-bub of Manhattan, check out:
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
    • A breathtaking escape from Manhattan. $3 with CUID
  • The Cloisters
    • While still technically NYC, you won't believe you're really here. At this museum dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, you'll find beautiful gardens, structures and tapestries. Rent a bike and ride up to the Cloisters for a change of pace. Free with your CUID! Head up to Fort Tryon Park by taking the A to 190th St.
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum
    • Take the ferry out to Ellis Island and experience what it was like for nearly twelve million people who landed here in their search for freedom. A truly powerful experience. FREE
  • New York City Transit Museum
    • Spend some time learning about the NYC transit system and how it drastically affected the growth of the city. Afterwards, wander around Brooklyn and enjoy the view of the city from across the river.
  • The Noguchi Museum
    • Created by the artist himself, this gem in Queens celebrates his life work - including his beautiful gardens, stone and metal work, and memorable dance sets. $5 with CUID
  • P.S.1/MoMA
    • Part of MoMa, this is an amazing museum for contemporary art and for the study of alternative space. They also sometimes have great parties and music events throughout the summer/fall. Free with your CUID!
These are just some of our suggestions. There is a museum for almost anything in NYC. Check out a complete list at the Paperless Guide to NYC.
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