Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

Location: Central Park West at 79th Street Directions: Bus: M7, M10, M11, M79 Subway:  to 81 St-Museum of Natural History: Suggested General Admission: * $14 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, and $8 for children. Includes admission to Rose Center for Earth and Space. Hours: More
Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Museum of American Art

History: After Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitneys collection of nearly 500 objects of 20th century American art was rejected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1929, Whitney established her own museum in 1930. The Whitney became the first museum devoted to American art of the twentieth century. TMore
Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum of Art

History: When it opened in 1897, the Brooklyn Museum was originally designed to part of a series of beaux-arts pavillions representing an encyclopedia of human culture. Only one quadrant was completed. Today the museum is the second-largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in More
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

History: Founded in 1870 by members of New York’s Union League Club, the Metropolitan Museum of Art moved into a building designed by Calvert Vaux (who, with Frederick Law Olmsted, designed Central Park) in 1880. The southwest wing and façade were built in 1888. The Fifth Avenue side wings were cMore
Rose Center for Earth and Space

Rose Center for Earth and Space

History: The original Hayden Planetarium was built in 1935 on the grounds of the American Museum of Natural History. The Rose Center is an impressive 333,500-square-foot exhibition, research, and education facility which opened to the public in 2000. The center was built to educate visitors abMore
Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum

History: Opened in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Art on East 54th Street by copper mining tycoon Solomon R. Guggenheim. Frank Lloyd Wright received the commission in 1943 and it was completed after his death in 1959. Today, the building itself is perhaps the museum's greatest masterpiece.More
New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science

One of America's premier science museums. More than 200 hands-on exhibits and the award-winning outdoor Science Playground enable visitors to enjoy a fun-filled, educational experience. Learn about sound, light, motion, microscopic organisms and other science concepts. The museum was established in More
Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

History: Opened in the late 1920s, by influential patrons of the arts to challenge the conservative policies of traditional museums and to establish an institution devoted exclusively to modern art. From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, The Museum of Modern Art's collection More
Ellis Island

Ellis Island

History: Ellis Island was originally little more than 3 acres of soft mud and clay. Landfill (from subway tunnels and from the Grand Central Station excavation) had to be brought in to create the 10 acre site for the original immigration buildings. Ellis Island Immigration Station officially oMore
The Cloisters

The Cloisters

A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to art of medieval Europe, located in Fort Tryon Park, Upper Manhattan overlooking the Hudson River. Telephone: 212-923-3700 Directions: Bus: M4 to the last stop. Subway: to to 190 St, then M4 bus one stop to the museum. From MetropoMore

Explore Jewish heritage and culture in an entertaining and educational format for kids of all ages. Through contemporary technology and a hands-on approach to learning, the Jewish Children’s Museum’s exhibits and crafts provides visitors with a rich experience in Jewish history, values and tradition
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

In 1945, Jacques Marchais founded a museum to house her collection of Tibetan art. She designed two field-stone buildings, a library and a museum, to resemble a Himalayan temple. The museum is surrounded by meditation gardens with statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibetan prayer flags, and a lotus andMore
Museum of Arts and Design

Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts & Design (formerly American Crafts Museum) collects, displays and interprets objects in ceramics, glass, fiber, metal and wood that exemplify innovation in craft, art and design. Exhibitions and educational programs honor the tradition of making, and provide a historical aMore
The Pierpont Morgan Library

The Pierpont Morgan Library

Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Pierpont Morgan Library is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film. In 1924 J.P. Morgan gave New York City  thMore