March 23 2020
5 Must-See Museums in New York
February 17th, 2020 | Activities
One of New York’s main draws are its museums. Whether you want to visit the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere or attend an opening for an up-and-coming artist, there’s plenty from which to choose. Be a true tourist for the day and get lost in one of these must-see museums.
Location: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Take a journey through humankind’s history of art at The Met. This institution houses over 2 million works of art and artifacts ranging from ancient Egypt to modern architecture and design. We recommend that you choose which galleries interest you the most before heading out—it’s impossible to see everything in just one day! During the summer, you can stop by the Cantor Rooftop Garden Bar and catch great views of Central Park.
Location: 200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
This legendary museum covers what The Met doesn’t: science, natural history and technology. Whether you want to see dinosaur skeletons, gawk at life-size models of sea creatures or learn about our universe, this museum won’t disappoint. A stop at the Hayden Planetarium is a must!
Location: 11 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
The recently renovated MoMA complements The Met.Since its inauguration in 1929, it has focused solely on showcasing contemporary art. You can come across exhibitions with paintings, sculptures, abstract installations, film and even human performances. Set some time aside to dine at the in-house restaurant, serving gourmet food and overlooking the Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.
Location: 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim is a living masterpiece. The museum’s interior is bright and simple, a perfect venue for the art residing within. Just as the MOMA, the Guggenheim exhibits modern collections and conceptual artwork, be it paintings, sculpture or films.
Location: 180 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007
The darkest chapter in New York’s contemporary history is immortalized at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The memorial is a beautiful and peaceful park with reflecting pools, free of admission. The museum’s aim is to tell the story of 9/11 through footage, interviews, witness accounts and artifacts. Explore the repercussions and lessons learned from this event.