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Community Access Programs

Reopening Community Programs

  1. We are proud to honor the dedicated health care heroes in our Bronx community with complimentary Garden Pass tickets to all employees of the eight public and private hospitals in the Bronx. Enjoy special access through February 28, 2021.

    Bronx Hospitals Eligible:

    • BronxCare Health System
    • Calvary Hospital
    • Jacobi Medical Center
    • James J. Peters VA Medical Center
    • Lincoln Medical Center
    • Montefiore Health System
    • North Central Bronx Hospital
    • St. Barnabas Hospital

    Advanced Tickets and ID Required

    Hospital employees must reserve Garden Pass tickets online in advance at nybg.org using the code provided by their employer. Valid employee identification is required upon arrival at the Garden. Valid forms of ID include employee photo ID, business card, or pay stub (note: a photo ID is required with a business card or pay stub). Offer is non-transferable; additional tickets for family and friends may be purchased when reserving the complimentary ticket online. Confirmation will be e-mailed with the option to print or download mobile ticket(s) to present upon arrival with ID. Ticket is valid for Garden Pass admission only, which includes access to the outdoor gardens and collections; does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, exhibitions including the Holiday Train Show, or special events. Parking fee not included.

  2. NYBG invites Bronx Residents to request up to 4 complimentary tickets to visit through February 28, 2021.

    Request Tickets by Mail:

    To receive your free tickets, send a self-addressed (must be a Bronx address), stamped envelope with number of tickets requested (4 maximum) by February 12 to:

    The New York Botanical Garden
    Attn: Community Relations
    2900 Southern Boulevard
    Bronx, NY 10458-5126

    Request Tickets Online:

    Fill out the form below with the number of tickets requested (4 maximum) by February 24, 2021.

    Request Tickets – English Form

    Request Tickets – Spanish Form

    Ticket requests will be fulfilled in the order they are received; your tickets will indicate the date of your visit. Voucher valid for Garden Pass admission only, which includes access to the outdoor gardens and collections; does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, exhibitions including the Holiday Train Show, or special events. Proof of Bronx residency is required. Parking fee is not included.

    For more information, click here, call 718.817.8117 or e-mail communityevents@nybg.org.

Free New York City Resident Grounds-Only Admission

Grounds-Only Admission is free to New York City residents all day on Wednesdays. Proof of residency is required. This does not include admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, Rock Garden, or Tram Tour.

Get Tickets

All visitors must reserve timed-entry tickets in advance.

Complimentary Garden Pass Admission

Cool Culture
Cool Culture eligible families enjoy access to NYC’s world class cultural institutions. Family Pass holders receive complimentary Garden Pass access for up to five family members per visit with valid Family Pass and photo ID. Subject to availability; valid for redemption on-site only. Learn more.

Blue Star Museums
From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, we offer complimentary Garden Pass access to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, with up to five family members. The military ID holder can either be an active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program, just bring DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card. Subject to availability; valid for redemption onsite only. Learn more.

Complimentary Grounds-Only Admission* 

American Public Gardens Association (APGA)
APGA Individual and Institutional Members are entitled to one free Grounds-Only ticket upon presentation of a valid membership card or institution ID.

Culture Pass
The New York Botanical Garden is pleased to participate in the Culture Pass program by providing complimentary Grounds-Only Pass access on weekdays. Passes must be reserved online in advance via the Culture Pass website. Learn more.

Museums Council of New York City (MCNYC)
Two free Grounds-Only tickets are extended to employees of MCNYC institutions. Valid ID Pass is required.

Fordham University
Students, faculty, and employees of Fordham University receive one free Grounds-Only ticket per visit with valid Fordham University ID.

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
AAM Professional Members receive one free Grounds-Only ticket per visit with valid membership card.

*Subject to availability; valid for redemption on-site only. Grounds Admission does not include admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, Rock Garden, or Tram Tour. Not valid for complimentary parking, Garden Pass + Conservatory, Garden Pass, or Special Event access

IDNYC
Current Members receive free Grounds-Only admission. Request tickets at here.