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Spring, 2023 Announcement:
Due to an unprecedented surge in use of UA vouchers this year, UA has made the difficult decision to suspend its voucher program for the rest of the school year (effective immediately through June 30th, 2023).
UA recognizes this will cause hardship and disappointment in our community. We deeply regret the inconvenience to our UA families and schools, whom we work hard to support.
UA is committed to providing access to our partner institutions, and our partner institutions are committed to providing access to groups and families. However, there are no alternate sources of funding for UA vouchers at this time.
We will continue to update the events happening at each institution, as each institution offers free or reduced hours. Please see the chart below for each institution's detailed policies.
|American Museum of Natural History||New York residents (with ID): The amount you pay for General Admission only is up to you. (Minimum $.01 per person) https://www.amnh.org/plan-your-visit|
|Bronx Zoo||Free tickets available for Wednesdays, sign up online starting Monday, restrictions apply. https://ticketing.wcs.org/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?cg=WEDBZ&c=BXWED|
|Brooklyn Botanic Garden||Families can reserve free Community Tickets for any day of the week. See https://www.bbg.org/visit/hours under the heading " Free Admission Opportunities". BBG will accept Student + 3 vouchers through the end of June.|
|New York Hall of Science||Free Friday Community Hours 2pm-5pm https://nysci.org/visit|
|New York Aquarium||Free Wednesdays after 3pm. To reserve tickets, sign up online starting Monday, restrictions apply. https://nyaquarium.com/shop/ticket-options|
|New York Botanical Garden||Free Wednesdays 10–11am https://www.nybg.org/community-access-discount-programs/|
|Queens Botanical Garden||Free admission at all times Dec. 16 through March 31. April 1- Dec. 15 free hours every Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sundays from 9-11am. https://queensbotanical.org/hours_admission/|
|Staten Island Zoo||Free Wednesdays 2pm - 4:45pm http://www.statenislandzoo.org/plan-your-visit/admission-rates/|
Garden Apprentice Program Application Deadline
The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at BBG is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in our public garden. Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as a Tier 4 apprentice.BBG
Worlds Beyond Earth
Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, the new planetarium show explores worlds that share our solar system and the unique conditions that make like on Earth possible.AMNH
To be great is to be misunderstood. Older than dinosaurs—and more threatened than threatening—sharks are spectacular, surprising, and often misunderstood. Discover the incredible diversity of this ancient and fascinating group of fishes. Timed entry.AMNH
Extinct and Endangered: Insects in Peril
Experience these tiny animals’ outsized impact on our planet through the uniquely powerful macrophotography of Levon Biss, which highlights 40 species from specimens from the Museum’s research collection in large-format photographs.AMNH
Powering the City
Visit our new exhibit in the Central Pavillion, Powering the City. The exhibit, supported by National Grid and Con Edison, invites visitors, through a series of engaging and entertaining hands-on experiences, to discover how energy transforms and works to power our lives.NYSCI
Visit our new exhibit in the North WIng, Human Plus. Using real-life stories, this exhibition explores the ways in which different kinds of technologies can be used to supplement and enhance human abilities.NYSCI