How to use your UA Voucher!
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/|
Families and Students will receive their Student +3 vouchers from their science teacher or the school’s Parent Coordinator. Please inquire if you have not received a printed or emailed copy of your voucher.
Instructions in 9 languages are below.
To use your voucher, some institutions will require advanced reservation. Please view this document for instructions for each institution: UA Voucher Instructions.
The UA institutions are wonderful places to explore:
- Explore animal behavior or conduct a field investigation at the Bronx Zoo, Staten Island Zoo and New York Aquarium
- Observe plants in different habitats or conduct a field study at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, and Queens Botanical Garden
- Investigate physical and life science at the New York Hall of Science
- Explore earth and planetary sciences, biodiversity and evolution, at the American Museum of Natural History
Spend time with your family and friends and have fun at NYC’s science-rich cultural institutions.
To use your voucher, some institutions will require advanced reservation. Please view this document for instructions for each institution: UA Voucher Instructions
UA Teachers, please click here for additional resources.
UA Administrators, please click here for additional resources
UA Parent Coordinators, please click here for additional resources.
For questions about UA Vouchers contact [email protected]
Student +3 Voucher Translations
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21 Arabic
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21a Bengali-Bangla
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21a Chinese
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21 English
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21a French
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21a Haitian Creole
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21a Korean
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21a Russian
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21a Spanish
UA Student+3 Voucher Guide FY21 Urdu
UA Family Guide Translations
UA Family Guide FY21 Bangla-Bengali
UA Family Guide FY21 Haitian Creole