Museums & Attractions in the Bronx – Free NYC Guide

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Wave Hill - Bronx, NY Free Museums

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The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Always free, open Thursday-Sunday

Favorite NYC Museum Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Suggested donation on Wednesdays
Spend a full day discovering the wonders of the animal kingdom at the Bronx Zoo. We love the African savanna replica, “World of Darkness” & Butterfly Garden.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
895 Shore Road, Bronx, NY
$5, open Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

City Island Nautical Museum
190 Fordham Street, Bronx, NY
$10, open Saturday & Sunday

Derfner Judaica Museum
The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 5901 Palisade Avenue, Bronx, NY
Always free, open Sunday-Thursday



The Edgar Allen Poe Cottage
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
$5, open Saturdays & Sundays

Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler
State University of New York Maritime College Campus, 6 Pennyfield Avenue, Bronx, NY Museum/
Always free, open Monday-Saturday

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Grounds admission only: Free all day on Wednesdays & from 10-11am on Saturday (regularly $10)

The Valentine-Varian House/Museum of Bronx History
3266 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY
$5, open Saturday & Sunday

Van Cortlandt House Museum
Van Cortlandt Park, Broadway at 246th Street, Bronx, NY
Free Wednesdays (usually $5)

Favorite NYC Museum Wave Hill
West 249th St. & Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
Free on Tuesdays (all day from November-April & 9am-noon May, June, September, October)
Free on Saturdays 9am-noon year-round (normally $8)
Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring the greenhouses, gorgeous gardens & galleries at Wave Hill.


Photo credit: Emilio Santacoloma