Cool Culture helps over 50,000 income-eligible families access and enjoy 90 of NYC's world-class cultural institutions for free, providing children with experiences that improve literacy and learning.
NYC’s cultural institutions draw visitors from across the globe, but are often off limits to New Yorkers of limited means. Over 50% of children in New York City are from low-income families. For many, the cost of visiting a museum or zoo simply would not be possible without our cultural institution partners' commitment to cultivating new, more diverse audiences.
Founded in 1999, Cool Culture is a non-profit organization that helps New York City's most diverse families access and enjoy New York City's rich cultural life, in order to provide educational experiences for their children, and to serve as their child's primary educator.
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