New York City
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New York City 

See & Do

Museums & Art Galleries 

 
 
New York City has some of the finest museums in the world. Besides the major public and private museums, there are multitudes of small galleries across the city and many found in the neighborhoods. Many museums and galleries close on Mondays, so be sure to check the visiting days and hours.

Arts & Culture
New York City and particularly Manhattan is home to some of the finest art museums in the country. Among the premier art museums is the Metropolitan Museum of Art located on the eastern edge of Central Park in Uptown Manhattan. Collections at this huge museum include American, European, Asian, Oceanic, African, Ancient Egyptian, and Islamic art through the centuries. The museum also operates The Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park, housing a collection of medieval art.

The Guggenheim Museum is a modern art museum famed for its cylindrical architecture and spiraling galleries. The Whitney Museum of American Art displays collections by new and contemporary American artists. The Museum of Modern Art holds a comprehensive collection of modern art including designs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and films. The Brooklyn Museum is the city's second largest art museum with collections from various cultures around the world.

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Brooklyn Museum by Henrinator69

Science & Technology
The American Museum of Natural History, in Manhattan's Upper West Side, is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. This is a huge museum comprising of 46 permanent exhibition halls including the Hall of Gems and Minerals, Human Biology and Evolution, Fossil Halls, and the Hall of Meteorites, and the Rose Center for Earth and Science. The museum has one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur skeletons such as the Tyrannosaurus Triceratops and Stegosaurus.

The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum is situated on the west side of Manhattan at a pier on the Hudson River. The museum is housed in the decommissioned aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid, home to a collection of 30 airplanes and helicopters. The New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn is housed in an abandoned subway and exhibits include old subway cars. The New York Hall of Science in Queens is popular with children with more than 450 hands-on and interactive exhibits.
Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, New York City

Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum by Alfred Hutter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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