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Free entry for Fort Lauderdale residents to NSU Art Museum

The NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale offers free admission as part of Sunny Days/Starry Nights events from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.

The 2024 event in July is July 11 because of the Independence Day holiday.

The events include activities for kids and adults.  Often events include 2-for-1 deals on wine.

Photo/NSU Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale

Free hands-on art activities 

The free first Thursdays events usually include free Mini Muse events for kids, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with drop-in art projects.  For the events July 11 and August 2, the art projects are offered 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., and are open for participants of all ages. 

July 11 event

The July 11 event features

11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mini Muse drop-in art projects for all ages

11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Art & Seek scavenger hunt

3 p.m. & 5 p.m. Storytime

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dimithry Victor is artist and residence and is available in his studio



Photo/NSU Musuem of Art

Regular fees are $16 for adults; $10 for seniors; $8 for military; $5 for students 13 to 17 years old and college students with ID; and free for NSU students, faculty and staff, museum members, and ages 12 and younger.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale also offers these opportunities for discounts or free entry:

  • Residents of Fort Lauderdale are admitted free on Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day, usually the last Sunday of the Month, with a driver's license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
  • Recipients of SNAP benefits get in free with their EBT card and photo ID. Four people can get in free for each card.
  • Active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserves, are admitted free from Memorial Day to Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program.
  • Bank of American card holders get free admission the first full weekend of every month through Bank of America's Museums on Us program.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is at 1 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500, website.

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