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Community Access and Discount Programs

View the programs below to find out which may apply to you.

Free Grounds Admission

Grounds Admission is free to everyone all day on Wednesdays and from 9 a.m.–10 a.m. on Saturdays. This does not include admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, Rock Garden, or Tram Tour.


The New York Botanical Garden is pleased to participate in the IDNYC program, in it’s third year, by providing a complimentary Community Grounds Membership to all New York City residents with valid IDNYC cards. Learn more. 

Complimentary All-Garden Pass Admission

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

Blue Star Museums
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, we offer complimentary All-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 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. Learn more.

Complimentary Grounds Admission*

American Horticultural Society (AHS)
Reciprocal admission is extended to members of the nearly 300 gardens, arboreta, and conservatories that are part of the American Horticultural Society. Active membership card must be presented and will admit the number of individuals covered under the membership. AHS members receive Grounds-Only access.

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.

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

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

*Grounds Admission does not include admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Special Exhibitions, Rock Garden, or Tram Tour. Not valid for complimentary parking, All-Garden Pass or Special Event access

Community Summer Access Program

On select days during July and August, NYBG invites members from the community to request complimentary tickets to see NYBG’s featured exhibition. Email for more information or click here for our latest offering.

Community Days

Join NYBG on Bronx Day (view 2018 events) and the Holiday Open House during the Holiday Train Show®. Email for more information.


LGBT @ NYBG is a series of events for the LGBT community and its allies. Learn about upcoming programs and how to get involved.


Automobile Association of America (AAA)
AAA members receive $2 off full-price adult All-Garden Pass tickets on weekends and Mondays and $4 on weekdays. Members must provide valid AAA card. Offer available on-site only. Not valid during the Holiday Train Show®.

WNET Channel THIRTEEN Members
THIRTEEN members receive $2 off full-price adult All-Garden Pass tickets. Members must provide valid THIRTEEN membership card. Offer available on-site only. Not valid during the Holiday Train Show®.

The New York Yankees and NYBG Promotional Offer
The New York Yankees and NYBG are partnering to bring you more ways to see the Bronx and save. When you take a Yankee Stadium Tour or visit The New York Botanical Garden, show your ticket from your recent visit and save $5 per ticket at the other institution. Learn more.