Price Hike at Museum of City of NY

Suggested admission rises by $1

The Museum of the City of New York Wednesday increased its suggested entry fee by $1, becoming the latest cultural institution to raise admission prices as the economy falters.

It will now cost $10 for adults, up from $9. Seniors and students will be admitted for $6, up from $5. Children under 12 and museum members will still be admitted for free. Unchanged is the $20 family rate, which allows up to two adults.

The museum also said it will end its free Sundays admission policy, which allowed free entry every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Elsewhere in the past two months, prices have risen at the Brooklyn Museum , Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and the Staten Island Zoo. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is among the places that have also laid off employees.

Even the new higher admission remains a suggested donation. Many of the city's other museums operate on a pay-what-you-like policy at least a few hours each week.

The museum is currently gearing up to take part on Holland on the Hudson , the 400th anniversary of the Dutch arrival to what would become New Amsterdam.


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