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Membership for IDNYC Card Holders

The Museum of the City of New York is offering all IDNYC card holders a free Individual membership for one year.

To redeem your membership, please complete this online form, and visit us within 30 days of registering to activate your complimentary membership.We are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring your valid IDNYC card with you to confirm your membership.

What is IDNYC?

IDNYC is a government-issued photo identification card. Your IDNYC card  will secure the peace of mind and access to New York City services that come from having recognized identification.

For more information, please visit nyc.gov/idnyc or call 311. 


Who can obtain an IDNYC card?

All New York City residents. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities: the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated, and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.


How much does an IDNYC card cost?

All IDNYC cards are free.


IDNYC Membership at the Museum of the City of New York

The Museum is offering all IDNYC card holders a free Individual membership for one year.

Individual membership benefits include:

  • Free unlimited yearly admission for one with your valid IDNYC card 
  • Discounts on Public Programs, including lectures, performances, and walking tours.
  • Subscription to the e-newsletter and e-calendar.
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in Chalsty's Cafe

Am I eligible for the IDNYC Membership Program?

IDNYC membership program is only available to IDNYC card holders. Current members of the Museum of the City of New York or recently lapsed members (memberships which have lapsed since January 1, 2012), are not eligible. However, existing or recently lapsed members can use their IDNYC to obtain free membership at all other participating museums and cultural institutions. Individuals who redemeed a free membership in 2015 are not eligible for a second year of free membership but may renew with us at any time.


How do I apply?

Once you receive your IDNYC card, please complete this online form for your first free month. Then, bring your IDNYC card and confirmation email to the Museum in the next 30 days to redeem your membership for the remainder of the year. Memberships are not transferable and will be emailed to the person and email address listed on the card.


Do I need my physical IDNYC card before I apply?

Yes, the Museum of the City of New York requires that all applicants bring their IDNYC card for verification.


If I received my municipal ID prior to 2018, can I redeem a membership at the Museum in 2018?

Yes, please feel free to redeem your membership at any time prior to December 31, 2018 regardless of when you received your IDNYC card. Please see above for instructions on redeeming your membership.

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