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Top museum recommendations from locals

Art Museum
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“The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 6,953,927 visitors to its three locations in 2018, it was the third most visited art museum in the world.”
  • 972 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Free Thursdays 5pm-10pm & 1st Saturday of the month (except Jan & Sept) 5pm-11pm”
  • 1155 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The iconic NYC natural history museum has just underwent a renovation and is a sight to see. It is also a free museum.”
  • 585 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as The Guggenheim, is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The museum's collection has grown over eight decades and is founded upon several important private collections, beginning with that of Solomon R. Guggenheim. The collection is shared with sister museums in Bilbao, Spain and elsewhere. In 2013, nearly 1.2 million people visited the museum, and it hosted the most popular exhibition in New York City.”
  • 368 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Whitney Museum of American Art, known informally as the "Whitney", is an art museum in Manhattan. It was founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a wealthy and prominent American socialite and art patron after whom it is named. The Whitney focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American art”
  • 320 locals recommend
Museum
“Straight to the top! The Cloisters is some weird medieval monastery that I never understood but it is a really nice place to ride a bike or have a picnic. Inwood”
  • 379 locals recommend
Science Museum
“If you like education and fun combined, this is the place for you, your family and travel partners. You can explore and engage in the mysteries of science, health and wellness.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Art Museum
“the contemporary art outpost of the MoMA! PS1 has parties called Warm-Ups every Saturday in the summertime and often host live performance art on Sundays. Always quite cutting edge and provocative, the space itself is quite cool, I believe it is the oldest modern public school building in NYC.”
  • 270 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Tenement Museum is a great place to learn about the history of our city's roots. You'll be transported back in time to see how early immigrants lived in the tenements on the lower East side. The tours typically last one hour and usually require stair climbing. Not good for children under 6. Check their website for tours and times. Reservations are a must!”
  • 271 locals recommend
Museum
“The preeminent museum of film, television, and digital art on the East Coast! also one of the very best movie theaters in America, playing great repertory stuff, along with sneaks of new releases!”
  • 217 locals recommend
History Museum
“You can go inside if you want but just enjoying the views is nice too. Plenty of parks, green grass, and walking opportunities by the water. Daytime is best but it's still safe at night as well - and not nearly as crowded.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Free, 1st Saturday of every month, 10 AM - 12 PM. Free, under age of 18. Pay as you wish, Thursdays 7 PM - 9 PM.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Museum
“Great place to take younger children, they can runaround and touch everything :-). ”
  • 192 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“ On display are works by Monet, Rembrandt, Bellini, El Greco, and many other famous artists”
  • 134 locals recommend
History Museum
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“Free, 3rd Saturday of every month, 11 AM - 6 PM. Free, under the age of 12.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Institution housing paintings, ship models, scrimshaw & more with vintage ships docked outside. ”
  • 138 locals recommend