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Museum for African Art

Museum for African Art

36-01 43rd Ave
New York, NY 10029   Directions

(718) 784-7700


The Museum for African Art was founded in 1984 to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of African art and culture. The museum has organized nearly 60 critically acclaimed exhibitions that have traveled to almost 140 venues worldwide, including 15 foreign countries. The most well-known exhibitions have been the "Art/Artifact: African Art in Anthropology Collections" in 1988, "Exhibition-ism: Museums and African Art" in 1994, and "Africa Explores: 20th-Century African Art" in 1991.

Museum of American Finance

Museum of American Finance

48 Wall St
New York, NY 10005   Directions

(212) 908-4110


Future business leaders of the world will appreciate a visit to the Museum of American Finance. The museum is the nation's only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free market – the stuff that has made New York the financial capital of the world. The Museum of American Finance is a presenter and interpreter of current financial issues through the procurement, preservation and exhibition of financial objects and information.

Museum of Arts & Design

Museum of Arts & Design

2 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 299-7777


The Museum of Arts & Design serves as a center for the collection, preservation, study and display of contemporary hand-made art designed with materials like clay, glass, metal, fiber and wood. The museum's collection is comprised of over 2,000 objects that document contemporary and historic innovations in craft, art and design.

Museum of Chinese in America

Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St
New York, NY 10013   Directions

(212) 334-1057


The Museum of Chinese in America offers the perfect opportunity for you to examine the impact that the Chinese culture has had on our country. The museum chronicles 160 years of Chinese culture in America through innovative exhibitions and educational and cultural programs. The museum is home to more than 60,000 letters, documents, business and organizational records, oral histories, clothing, textiles, photographs and artifacts that celebrate Chinese American arts, culture and history.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004   Directions

(646) 437-4202


Pay your respects to those who lost their lives during one of the most devastating and deplorable assaults on humanity at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The museum was created as a living memorial to the Holocaust, designed to symbolically represent the Star of David and the six million Jews who lost their lives during that horrific time. The museum's permanent exhibits include The War Against the Jews, an exhibit on the Holocaust and Jewish Life a Century Ago and Jewish Renewal; both exhibits explore Jewish culture.

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53 St
New York, NY 10019   Directions

(212) 708-9400


See renown works like The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso, and Water Lilies by Claude Monet as you explore the galleries of the famed Museum of Modern Art. Along with these masterpieces, the permanent collection includes pieces from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from many of the European masters and a vast collection of American and modern art, among many other items.

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave
New York, NY 10029   Directions

(212) 534-1672


Tour the history of the city and explore the exhibits and attractions at the Museum of the City of New York. The museum was founded in 1923 to showcase the history of New York City, and is home to art in various medias like paintings, drawings, prints and photographs featuring the city and its residents. Other pieces of the collection include costumes, decorative objects and furniture, toys, rare books and manuscripts, marine and military artifacts, police and fire artifacts and items documenting the golden age of Broadway theater.

Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image

3601 35th Ave
Astoria, NY 11106   Directions

(718) 777-6800


If you want a closer look at the world of film making, look no further than the Museum of the Moving Image. This media museum uses its collection of the art, history, technique and technology of film, television and digital media to expand public understanding and appreciation of film making. Over 130,000 objects, including licensed merchandise, technical apparatus, still photographs, production design material, costumes, fan magazines, publicity materials and video and computer games, can be found on display here.

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian

1 Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004   Directions

(212) 514-3700


Take a look back at Native American history and culture at the National Museum of the American Indian. This museum boasts a collection that is comprised of over 800,000 objects and a photo archive of 125,000 images that detail the lives of the Native American peoples. The objects showcased include works of aesthetic, religious and historical significance and articles used for everyday use.

New Museum of Contemporary Art

New Museum of Contemporary Art

235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002   Directions

(212) 219-1222


Take a tour of contemporary art from around the world at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum features works by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, among others. The New Museum is widely respected for its curatorial program and has become a primary resort for new art and ideas.

New York City Fire Museum

New York City Fire Museum

278 Spring St
New York, NY 10013   Directions

(212) 691-1303


Celebrate our everyday heroes at the New York City Fire Museum. This museum details the history of firefighting and houses one of the nation's most important collections of fire-related art and artifacts. The museum is located in a renovated fire house that has been around since 1904. Painted leather buckets, helmets, parade hats and belts, lanterns and tools, pre-Civil War hand pumped fire engines, horse drawn vehicles and early motorized devices are a few items in the museum's collection.

New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St
Queens, NY 11368   Directions

(718) 699-0005


There are over 450 exhibits at the New York Hall of Science, and your family will love exploring the attractions here together. From Marvelous Molecules to Hidden Kingdoms and the Realm of the Atom, the exhibits here aim to provoke thought, and explain some of the wonders of science.

New York Historical Society

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park W
New York, NY 10024   Directions

(212) 873-3400


Discover a treasure trove of NYC information at the New York Historical Society. This education and research institution presents exhibitions and public programs on the city's history and influence on the modern world. The museum houses four centuries of artifacts and artwork that tell the story of America from New York's perspective. Some of the objects on display include all 435 of John James Audubon's watercolors preparatory for Birds of America and the largest known collection of Tiffany lamps.

New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum

Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201   Directions

(212) 878-0106


NYC is known for its public transportation system, and the New York Transit Museum offers full details on how this storied system came to be. Exhibits include explanations of labor involved in subway operations, the methods of travel used by New Yorkers, the construction of the Triborough Bridge, the old process of revenue collection, history of the city's street transport and more. Memorabilia and exhibits include old signs, station artwork, models and dioramas of the subway, two working subway tracks, preserved subway cars, a working signal tower and other equipment.

Nicholas Roerich Museum

Nicholas Roerich Museum

319 W 107th St
New York, NY 10025   Directions

(212) 864-7752


The Nicholas Roerich Museum is dedicated to the works of Russian-born artist, Nicholas Roerich. His work focused on nature scenes from the Himalayas and there are rumored to be thousands of Roerich paintings around the world. His paintings explore the "mythic origins, the natural beauty, and the spiritual strivings of humanity and of the world." The museum is home to between 100 and 200 of Roerich's paintings as well as a collection of archival materials. People from all around the world visit New York to see the work of Roerich.

Queens Historical Society

Queens Historical Society

14335 37th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354   Directions

(718) 939-0647


The Queens Historical Society was founded in 1968 and is the only museum about Queens' history within the borough. The society's main project is the preservation of history and designation of the borough's landmarks. Through educational programs, exhibitions, lectures, newsletters and presentations relating to Queens, the society covers all chapters of the borough's history for its community and visitors.

Queens Museum of Art

Queens Museum of Art

New York City Building
Queens, NY   Directions

(718) 592-9700


Enjoy the collection at the Queens Museum of Art. The collection here includes about 10,000 objects, featuring works by Salvador Dali, Mark Dion, and Andrew Moore. Other fascinating features include photographs from the 1964 World's Fair Kodak Pavilion, Daily News Archive 1920s-1960s crime scene photographs, and a famous Panorama of the City of New York.

Rose Center for Earth and Space

Rose Center for Earth and Space

81st St
New York, NY 10024   Directions

(212) 769-5100


Have some out-of-this-world family fun at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. The planetarium uses current data to depict accurate formations of space for audiences to see up close. Explore the Center as a family and check out exhibits like the Helibrun Cosmic Pathway, a time-line that illustrates the history of the universe.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10310   Directions

(718) 425-3504


Feast your eyes on a little piece of history at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. This attraction is a collection of architecturally significant buildings from the 19th century and was once a home for sailors. The 83-acre Snug Harbor is comprised of 26 buildings, built in the styles of Greek Revival, Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian. This National Historic Landmark District is considered to be the "crown jewel" of Staten Island.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128   Directions

(212) 423-3575


Enjoy the exhibits and attractions at the famous Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The museum is an architectural icon and an esteemed host of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art. The institution presents special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for adults and teens, and tours of the galleries led by expert guides.

South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum

12 Fulton St
New York, NY 10038   Directions

(212) 748-8600


South Street Seaport Museum was founded in 1967 as part of a 12 square-block historic district that is the site of the original port of New York City. As one of several museums that together frame "America's National Maritime Museum," it houses exhibition galleries, a working 19th century print shop, an archeology museum, a maritime library, a craft center, a marine life conservation lab and the largest fleet of historic ships in the nation.

Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum

75 Stuyvesant Pl
Staten Island, NY 10301   Directions

(718) 727-1135


The Staten Island Museum offers the perfect presentation of exhibitions that feature natural sciences, fine art and history. When you visit the museum, you'll be able to explore a collection of over 500,000 botanical, biological, anthropological and mineral specimens. As you stroll through the island's oldest cultural institution, you'll also find an art collection that includes works that span prehistory to the modern period. The historical collections and library on site include maps, atlases, early films, audio recordings, photos and archival documents that date back to the 17th century. If you enjoy history and the arts, this museum is a must-see.

Studio Museum Harlem

Studio Museum Harlem

144 W 125th St
New York, NY 10027   Directions

(212) 864-4500


Art lovers and those who appreciate African American heritage will enjoy the works at Studio Museum Harlem. This museum boasts a collection of contemporary art by talented African American artists throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum's permanent collection has over 1,600 works of art in the forms of drawings, pastels, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations.

Tenement National Historic Site

Tenement National Historic Site

103 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002   Directions

(212) 982-8420


The Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site is a five-story brick apartment building that was home to an estimated 7,000 people, from over 20 countries, between 1863 and 1935. Now a National Historic Landmark, the museum offers tours of restored apartments that paint a picture of the life of an immigrant. The Tenement Museum promotes tolerance and historical perspective on the immigrant experience.

The Children's Museum of Manhattan

The Children's Museum of Manhattan

212 W 83rd St
New York, NY 10024   Directions

(212) 721-1223


From creativity to world culture, art and science, The Children's Museum of Manhattan has plenty of entertaining exhibits and attractions to occupy and educate its pint-sized visitors. Some of the more interesting exhibitions have included the Art of Andy Warhol, Body Odyssey, and Oh, Suess! Off to Great Places.

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