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Museum Discounts

​Get free and discounted admission to museums around NYC with our flagship Passport to Museums program and more.

In light of the spread of COVID-19, many museums are cancelling or postponing events and/or closing temporarily. Please check individual museums' websites for the most up-to-date information.

Passport to Museums (for current undergraduate & graduate students)

Get free admission to over 30 incredible museums in New York City through our Passport to Museums program. Browse the list of museums at the bottom of this page who generously provide free admission to Columbia students.


All you need for admission is your CUID with a current semester validation sticker.


Where's my school's ID center to get a current semester validation sticker?

Columbia University & Barnard 204 Kent Hall
Teacher's College 160 Thorndike Hall
Columbia University Medical Center 1-405C P&S



The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters (students and faculty)

In addition to their participation in Passport to Museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters also provide free admission to Columbia University faculty who present a current CUID at the admission desk.

Free admission is available only to the faculty member (does not extend to family members or guests).


El Museo del Barrio (students, faculty, and staff)

As a current Columbia University student, faculty, or staff member, you and a guest will receive free admission to the galleries when you present your valid CUID at El Museo.


ArtsLink (for faculty: class visits)

Complement your curriculum with vibrant arts experiences around New York City. ArtsLink is a concierge service for University faculty through which our team can help arrange group orders and manage the logistics of outings to performances, exhibitions, or other arts events around the city.

We can often subsidize the cost of tickets or museum admission, and can sell tickets directly to students through the Ticket and Information Center.

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Browse Passport to Museums Partners:



The Africa Center American Folk Art Museum
The American Numismatic Society Asia Society
The Bronx Museum of the Arts Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
The Cloisters Dahesh Museum
El Museo del Barrio Goethe-Institut
International Center of Photography Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Japan Society The Jewish Museum
The Met Breuer The Metropolitan Museum of Art
MoMA PS1 The Morgan Library & Museum
Museum of Jewish Heritage Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Museum of the City of New York National Academy Museum
New York City Police Museum New York Transit Museum
Nicholas Roerich Museum The Noguchi Museum
The Paley Center for Media Queens Museum
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Socrates Sculpture Park
Studio Museum in Harlem The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery