Museums are one of the most popular and commonly planned destinations in NYC, drawing tourists and local New Yorkers alike to the amazing, unique, world-class shows and exhibitions at New York’s many historic museums. Not only is the city known for having some of the best museums in the world, but going to Museums is surely one of the most budget conscious and affordable ways to spend your time in an expensive city like New York. The smart traveler will take advantage of the many great exhibits available for viewing in our museums, but the smarter traveler will do this for free, or at the very least, for dirt cheap. People love museums for many reasons, not the least of which is that they are often free or cheap. In NYC, museums frequently offer special rates, allowing you to explore for a lower price, or for free. The Museum of Modern Art, for example, offers free entry on Fridays between 4 and 8 PM. Many museums offer free or discounted entry for children, senior citizens and students. Some, like the MET, are flat-out free, only asking for a “suggested donation.” Finally, get online and find coupons and special rates for the various museums and shows.