The Garden is closing to the Public at 3:30 pm today, June 7

The Sapphire Star during the day.

For Members

Members receive free admission to CHIHULY but tickets are required. The quantity of free tickets is determined by the level of Membership. Tickets can be retrieved in advance online or at any ticket booth upon arrival.

Members Preview Day with Extended hours

Friday, April 21; 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

CHIHULY Member Days with Extended Hours

Saturday, July 15; 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday, August 6; 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
On these Member Days NYBG Shop and Pine Tree Café will be open to Members until 9 p.m. After 6 p.m., the Library Building will be closed and grounds access restricted to CHIHULY exhibition areas.

Benefits on the above three dates only:


  • Free parking with a valid Member ID
  • 20% off of all purchases at NYBG Shop*
  • 15% off all dining
  • Up to four discounted tickets for friends and family


*Excludes Chihuly Studio glass pieces and framed prints.

Members Preview Day Schedule


Roaming Guides

10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of CHIHULY.

Film Screenings: Chihuly Short Cuts

Ross Hall
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Ten short films offer an intimate look at Dale Chihuly’s creative process, revisiting earlier themes and exploring new ideas that inspire the continued evolution of his work.

Live Music: Moonshine Falls

Conservatory Lawn
12–4 p.m.

A band that bridges the gap between traditional bluegrass and the New Blue movement, Moonshine Falls create a harmonious sound steeped in tradition without drowning in it.

Flame Work Demonstrations

Conservatory Plaza
1–4 p.m.

Artists from UrbanGlass—a contemporary glass center in Brooklyn—demonstrate the fascinating art of melting and manipulating hot glass using a torch and flame.


Members Early Morning Entry

Members can enjoy exclusive 9 a.m. access on weekends from April 22–May 28. Please note that only the grounds and Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will be open for viewing.

Guest Pass Policy

Valid guest passes are accepted during normal hours during CHIHULY. Guest passes are not accepted for special events such as CHIHULY Nights, Glimmerglass Festival, or Summer Concerts. Guest passes can only be redeemed onsite at any ticketing booth.