Free Tickets & Discounts


Free Museum AdmissionOther Free Offers Student Discounts & Rush Tickets

Free Museum Admission

Bring your valid Hunter College ID for complimentary admission for the following museums. Please check the individual museum for COVID-19 policies:

Americas Society

Cultural Partner
Free admission to gallery and most performances for students, staff, and faculty

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Asia Society and Museum

Cultural Partner
Free admission for students, staff, and faculty

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The Frick Collection & Art Reference Library

Cultural Partner
Free admission for students and faculty/staff bringing student groups.

WebsiteFree guided visits for faculty/staff bringing student groupsClick here to sign up for a free timed ticket (current students only)


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Cultural Partner
Free admission for students, staff, faculty, and one guest. Click here to sign up for free timed tickets.

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Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

CUNY Arts Partner
Free admission for students, staff, and faculty

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Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

CUNY Arts Partner
Free admission for students.

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The Jewish Museum

CUNY Arts Partner
Free admission for students

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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

CUNY Arts Partner
Free admission for students. Suggested admission for the public.

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El Museo del Barrio

CUNY Arts Partner
Free admission for students, staff, faculty, and one guest

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The Museum of the City of New York

CUNY Arts Partner
Free admission for students

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

CUNY Arts Partner
Free admission for students and faculty accompanied by a class of at least 25 students with advance notice

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The Shed

CUNY Arts Partner
CUNY Students Receive FREE Admission to the Shed Exhibitions (and select live performances) with a valid CUNY ID

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Society of Illustrators/
Museum of Illustration

Cultural Partner
Free admission for students, staff, and faculty

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The Whitney Museum of American Art

CUNY Arts Partner
Free admission for students, staff, and faculty

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Other Free Offers

1iota

Create a free account and people can apply for free tickets to studio tapings of Good Morning America, The Chew, among others.

There are also other 1iota websites specifically for late night shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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Carnegie Hall Student Insider Pass

Hunter College students can sign up for Carnegie Hall’s Student Insider Pass for free. Click here to sign up.

Verified Student Insiders have the benefit of purchasing $10 tickets online or over the phone.

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Artforum Artguide

Find what’s on view (for free!) at New York art galleries.

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Culture Pass

NYC library cardholders can borrow passes for two or four people at cultural institutions throughout the city for free. Over 30 participating institutions including: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, The Drawing Center, etc.

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ID NYC

New York City residents can sign up for IDNYC– a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents age 14+. Immigration status does not matter. IDNYC cardholders are eligible for free one-year memberships at over 35 participating cultural institutions.

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Kanopy

Stream over 26,000 films for free through Hunter College Libraries.

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The Lark Play Development Center

An international theatre laboratory, based in NYC, dedicated to empowering playwrights. They provide fellowships, residencies, and host free public readings of new plays.

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Met Opera On Demand

Enjoy instant access to more than 600 full-length Met performances with the online streaming database for college and university libraries. (Must log in through Hunter Net/Hunter College Libraries)

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Mubi

A hand-picked selection of films available for streaming. Free for students.

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The New York Times

All Hunter College faculty, staff, and students are eligible to receive a free one-year subscription to the New York Times.

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Playwrights Horizons Student Membership

Become a Young Member or Student Member for free when you qualify. No upfront cost and access to discount tickets for the whole season! These discount memberships include one discount ticket per show — $25 for Young Members, $15 for Student Members.

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Poets House

Visit the 70,000-volume poetry library in New York City and attend acclaimed poetry events and workshops. Free and open to the public, Poets House’s collection is among the most comprehensive, open-stacks collections of poetry in the United States.

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Roundabout Theatre Company Hiptix

Roundabout’s low-price ticket program for theatregoers 18–35. It’s free to join and gets you $25 tickets to all Roundabout shows, plus invites to great parties.

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The Wall Street Journal

Hunter College students, staff, and faculty have full sponsored access to the Washington Post.

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XYZ by 92Y

A free membership for young adults, XYZ offers special experiences and opportunities curated around you and your interests. Insider access and discounts available for members.

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Student Discounts & Rush Tickets

BAM Student Rush Tickets

$10 (+$2 facility fee) rush tickets for full- and part-time students ages 29 and under.

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Lincoln Center Student Discounts

Grab your student ID and discover the largest performing arts center in the world. Including: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Julliard School, Lincoln Center Presents, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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New York Live Arts Student Rush

$10 student rush tickets available 2 hours prior to production.

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Off-Broadway Rush and Student Tickets

Playbill.com has compiled student discount, rush, & discount ticket policies for 25+ Off-Broadway theaters.

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TDF Membership

CUNY students can join TDF for $10/year (regularly $40) for deeply discounted tickets to Broadway, Off-Broadway, and off-Off Broadway theatre shows, dance performances and music concerts. Click here for instructions for how to sign up as a CUNY student.

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For NYC arts & cultural institutions that offer free admission to the public or have suggested admission prices, visit the CUNY Arts website.