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New York is home to some of the most interesting museums in the country. You can spend a great deal of time at any New York museum, where apart from arts, science and history exhibits, you can find events and workshops that can help you gain knowledge and mix with like-minded people. The city has a lot of museums that can keep your kids busy with creative activities. A lot of the museums are free to the public, but it is best to check before you embark on your museum crawl.

american-museum-of-natural-history   American Museum of Natural History

Kids will love the interactive displays at this New York museum. Embark on an exciting trip through space and time. At the Rose Center, learn more about Cosmic Collisions and what causes the universe to evolve, as narrated by actor Robert Redford. At Dinosaurs Alive you will go on a trip to Gobi Desert to [...]

  Cloisters Museum

The Cloisters Museum is located in New York City's Fort Tryon Park, on a hill overlooking the Hudson River. It is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which focuses on medieval European art. The Cloisters Museum was first opened to the public on May, 1938. The architect Charles Collens designed the building to [...]

  Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary and historic design. It is located at 2 East 91st Street, at the corner of 91st Street and 5th Avenue, in New York City's Museum Mile. It was by Eleanor, Sarah, and Amy Hewitt [...]

frick-collection   Frick Collection

The Frick Collection opened in 1935, in the Upper East Side at the impressive Fifth Avenue mansion which once the residence of coke and steel magnate Henry Clay Frick. The mansion was built in 1914, however it was made to look much older. The gilded ornamental interior decor makes for a perfect setting for art exhibits. [...]

metropolitan-museum-of-art   Metropolitan Museum of Art

Located in Upper East Side, the Metropolitan Museum of Art houses one of the largest collection of art. The Met, as it is commonly reffered to, showcases more than 2 million pieces of art including international work by artists from all styles, genres, and eras. The medieval art collection is one of the best in [...]

  Museum of Jewish Heritage

For all of the sacrifices made by the Jewish people throughout history there are many memorials. This one is worth seeing. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is located at 36 Battery place near the southern tip of Manhattan. Although missing from many travel guides this is a recommended stop. The museum got a facelift while [...]

museum-of-modern-art   Museum of Modern Art

If you happen to be in southern end of Central Park, pay a visit to the Museum of Modern Art. This New York museum started out in 1929 as an educational institution and has since gone through various changes and facelifts. The art collection spans various types of media and genres. The permanent collection of [...]

solomon-r-guggenheim-museum   Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Located in the Upper East Side, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is housed in a building designed by famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is considered his last major work. The building has a modern fa├žade that resembles a stack, broad at the top and slim slightly at the bottom. The ceiling of the [...]

whitney-museum-of-american-art   Whitney Museum of American Art

At the Whitney Museum of American Art travelers will find some of the best work of by American artists in the Upper East Side. This New York museum is named after its founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. This museum is housed in a 1966 building designed by Marcel Breuer. On display, you can find art from [...]

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