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NYBG is at capacity for Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Tickets are available for select future dates.

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Community Access Programs

Complimentary KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature Garden Pass Tickets

Community Admission Programs

NYBG welcomes Bronx Health Care Heroes and Bronx Neighbors to KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature with complimentary tickets. Communities in the Bronx are among the most severely impacted by COVID-19 in New York City. Through this community access initiative, the Garden seeks to acknowledge, with gratitude, the dedication, strength, and resilience of Bronx frontline health care workers and residents.

  1. We are proud to honor the dedicated health care heroes in our Bronx community with complimentary KUSAMA Garden Pass tickets to all employees of the eight public and private hospitals in the Bronx. Enjoy complimentary access to KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature through June 30, 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 KUSAMA 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 KUSAMA Garden Pass admission only, which includes access to all KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature outdoor installations across the grounds, plus Garden features including the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and outdoor collections; does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, indoor exhibitions, special events, or Tram Tour. Parking fee not included.

  2. NYBG invites Bronx Residents to request up to 4 complimentary KUSAMA Garden Pass tickets to visit through October 31, 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 October 15 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 October 27, 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 is valid for KUSAMA Garden Pass admission only, which includes access to all KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature outdoor installations across the grounds, plus Garden features including the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and outdoor collections; does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, indoor exhibitions, special events, or Tram Tour. 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.

New York City Resident Admission

KUSAMA Garden Pass admission (grounds-only admission) is free to New York City residents all day on Wednesdays. Proof of residency is required.

KUSAMA Garden Pass admission includes access to all KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature outdoor installations across the grounds, plus Garden features including the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and outdoor collections; does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, indoor exhibitions, special events, or Tram Tour.

Get Tickets

All visitors must reserve timed-entry tickets in advance.

Partner Admission*

Cool Culture
Cool Culture eligible families enjoy access to NYC’s world class cultural institutions. Family Pass holders receive complimentary KUSAMA 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 KUSAMA 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.

American Public Gardens Association (APGA)
APGA Individual and Institutional Members are entitled to one free KUSAMA Garden Pass 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 KUSAMA Garden 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 KUSAMA Garden Pass 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 KUSAMA Garden Pass ticket per visit with valid Fordham University ID.

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
AAM Professional Members receive one free KUSAMA Garden Pass ticket per visit with valid membership card.

*Subject to availability; valid for redemption on-site only. KUSAMA Garden Pass admission (grounds-only admission) includes access to all KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature outdoor installations across the grounds, plus Garden features including the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and outdoor collections; does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, indoor exhibitions, special events, or Tram Tour. Not valid for complimentary parking or KUSAMA Garden & Gallery Pass access. Cannot be credited toward the purchase of a Membership.