Beginning September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will offer free admission to visitors under 20. The institution was previously free only to visitors under 12. In addition to this new policy for teens, the museum is increasing its suggested admission for adults from $12 to $16, the New York Times reports.
“This younger audience segment represents the future of all museums, and we must do everything possible to make it easier for them to visit,” museum director Arnold L. Lehman told the Times. “At the same time, economic realities make necessary this modest increase in our suggested admission fees for other audience segments.”
The institution’s previous admission price hike went into effect in 2011, around the same time that both the Metropolitan Museum and MoMA raised their admission fees from $20 to $25 (in the Met’s case, a suggested price). The latest increase at the Brooklyn Museum will also see student admission go from $8 to $10, which is the same price that will be charged for adults 62 years old and over. The new rates cover admission at all times except during the monthly Target First Saturdays events, when the museum is open to the public for free, between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., and special events and exhibitions that may be ticketed separately.
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