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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)
Bronx Zoo Free tickets available for Wednesdays, sign up online starting Monday, restrictions apply.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Families can reserve free Community Tickets for any day of the week. See 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
New York Aquarium Free Wednesdays after 3pm. To reserve tickets, sign up online starting Monday, restrictions apply.
New York Botanical Garden Free Wednesdays 10–11am
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.
Staten Island Zoo Free Wednesdays 2pm - 4:45pm