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UPDATE: Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination for visitors over the age of 5 is required for entry to indoor exhibition spaces and facilities. Learn more.

Community Access Programs

Complimentary Grounds-only Admission

Bronx Neighbors Program

NYBG welcomes Bronx Neighbors with complimentary Grounds-only tickets.

  1. NYBG invites Bronx Residents to request up to 4 complimentary Grounds-only tickets to visit through April 30, 2022.

    Request Tickets Online:

    Fill out the form below with the number of tickets requested (4 maximum) by April 27, 2022.

    Request Tickets – English Form

    Request Tickets – Spanish Form

    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 April15 to:

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

    Ticket requests will be fulfilled in the order they are received; your tickets will indicate the date of your visit. Voucher is valid for Grounds-only admission, which includes access to our outdoor gardens and collections. Grounds admission does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory 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 Grounds-only Admission

Grounds-only admission is free to New York City residents all day on Wednesdays. Proof of residency is required.

Grounds-only admission includes access to our outdoor gardens and collections. Grounds admission does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory or Tram Tour.

Partner Admission*

Cool Culture
Cool Culture eligible families enjoy access to NYC’s world class cultural institutions. Family Pass holders receive complimentary Grounds-only 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 Grounds-only 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 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 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-only admission includes access to our outdoor gardens and collections. Does not include access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory or Tram Tour. Not valid for complimentary parking or All-Garden Pass access. Cannot be credited toward the purchase of a Membership.