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Top Museums in New York City

1. American Museum of Natural History
2. Brooklyn Museum
3. Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum
4. Discovery Times Square Exposition
5. Ellis Island Immigration Museum
6. Frick Collection
7. Guggenheim Museum

 8. International Center of Photography
 9. Metropolitan Museum of Art
10. Museum of Modern Art
11. Museum of the City of New York
12. New-York Historical Society Museum
13. Whitney Museum of American Art


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map markerAmerican Museum of Natural History

Address:  Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:   40.780948, -73.973093
Telephone:  212.769.5100
Web-Site:  www.amnh.org/
Email:  visitorinfo@amnh.org
Twitter:  @amnh
Facebook:  naturalhistory
Hours:  Open daily 10am–5:45pm, except Thanksgiving & Christmas
Suggested General Admission:   Adults, $19; Seniors & Students, $14.50; Children,
          ages 2–12, $10.50. For more information about ticket deals & purchasing online
          go to Admissions & Ticketing
Description:  Most popular museum in New York
Nearby Sights:  Central Park; New York Historical Society Museum
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map markerBrooklyn Museum

Address:  200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Coordinates:  40.671172, -73.963519
Telephone:  718.638.5000
Web-Site:  www.brooklynmuseum.org/
Email:  information@brooklynmuseum.org
Twitter:  @brooklynmuseum
Facebook:  brooklynmuseum
Hours:  Wed, 11am–6pm; Thurs, 11am–10pm; Fri–Sun, 11am–6pm.
Suggested Contribution:   Adults, $12; Seniors over 62 & Students, $8; Children under 12, Free
Historical Significance:  with 1.5 million pieces this is the 2nd largest collection of art in NYC
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerCooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum

Address:  East 91st Street at Fifth Avenue
Coordinates:  40.784465, -73.958006
Telephone:  212.849.8400
Web-Site:  www.cooperhewitt.org
Email:  cheducation@si.edu
Twitter:  @cooperhewitt
Facebook:  cooperhewitt
Hours:  (CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS)
Cost:  
Description:  The Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum is part of the Smithsonian and the
          only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerDiscovery Times Square Exposition

Address:  226 West 44th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues
Coordinates:  40.757557, -73.987783
Telephone:  about tickets, 866.987.9692; exhibits, 646.368.6759
Web-Site:  www.discoverytsx.com
Email:  info@tsxnyc.com
Twitter:  @discoveryts
Facebook:  DiscoveryTSX
Hours:  Sun–Thurs, 10am–8pm; Fri–Sat, 10am–9pm
Cost:   Prices vary. Go to buy tickets for prices to individual exhibits and package deals
Nearby Sights:  Time Square, Rockefeller Center, Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe It or Not!
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map markerEllis Island Immigration Museum

Address:  Ellis Island, access by Liberty Cruises at Batter Park, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.699471, -74.042015
Telephone:   National Park Service, 212.363.3200; Liberty Cruises, 201.604.2800
Web-Site:  National Park Service, www.nps.gov/elis; Liberty Cruises, www.statuecruises.com
Email:  National Park Service, www.nps.gov/elis/contacts.htm;
            Statue Cruises, info@statuecruises.com
Twitter:  National Park Service, www.twitter.com/natlparkservice;
               Statue Cruises, www.twitter.com/statuecruises
Facebook:  National Park Service, www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice;
                  Statue Cruises, www.facebook.com/statuecruises
Hours:  operating hours are seasonal, for current hours go to
             last ferry leaving Ellis island, 5:15pm
Cost:   Children 13+ & Adults, $17; Seniors 62+, $14; Children, 4–12, $9; Children under 4yrs, FREE
           (The preceding is the cost of the ferry—the park sites are free)
Historical Significance:  Between 1892 and 1954 over twelve million immigrants entered the
                                     United States through Ellis Island.
Note:  Save time, and avoid standing in a long line, by buying ferry tickets online at Liberty Cruises
Nearby Sights:  Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Staten Island Ferry
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map markerFrick Collection

Address:  1 East 70th Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.771182, -73.967857
Telephone:  212.288.0700
Web-Site:  www.frick.org/
Email:  info@frick.org
Twitter:  @frickcollection
Facebook:  frickcollection
Hours:  Tues–Sat, 10am–6pm; Sun, 11am–5pm.   Open 11am–5pm, Lincoln's Birthday, Election Day,
             Veteran's Day.   Closed, New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial
             Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Cost:  Adults, $18; Seniors 65+, $15; Students (valid ID), $10; Children under 10, NOT ADMITTED
Description:  The Frick is one of the preeminent small art museums in the US.
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map markerGuggenheim Museum

Address:  1071 5th Avenue, at 89th Street
Coordinates:  40.782979, -73.958867
Telephone:  212.423.3618
Web-Site:  www.guggenheim.org
Email:  visitorinfo@guggenheim.org
Twitter:  @Guggenheim
Facebook:  guggenheimmuseum
Hours:  Sun–Wed, 10am–5:45pm; Thurs, CLOSED; Fri, 10am–5:45pm; Sat, 10am–7:45pm;
General Admission:   Adults, $22; Seniors 65+ & Students with valid ID, $18;
          Children, under 12 FREE; Special, Public pay what you wish, Sat, 5:45pm–7:45pm
Description:  The Guggenheim has a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early
          Modern and contemporary art, most of is exhibited in a unique building designed by Frank
          Lloyd Wright.
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map markerInternational Center of Photography

Address:  1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.755515, -73.983623
Telephone:  212.857.0000
Web-Site:  www.icp.org
Email:  visit@icp.org
Twitter:  @icphotog
Facebook:  internationalcenterofphotography
Hours:  Mon, 10am–5pm; Tues–Thur, 10am–6pm; Sat–Sun, 10am–8pm. CLOSED, New Year's Day,
          Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Independence Day, July 4, Columbus Day,
          Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
General Admission:   Adults, $14; Seniors & Students with valid ID, $10; Children under 12, FREE;
          voluntary contribution, Fridays 5pm–8pm
Description:  Containing many important historical and contemporary images, the permanent
          collection at ICP numbers more than 100,000 photographs, and spans the history of this
          medium from daguerrotypes to gelatin silver and digital chromogenic prints.
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map markerMetropolitan Museum of Art

Address:  1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Coordinates:  40.778942, -73.962303
Telephone:  212.535.7710
Web-Site:  www.metmuseum.org
Twitter:  @metmuseum
Facebook:  metmuseum
Hours:  Tues–Thur, 9:30am–5:30pm; Fri–Sat, 9:30am–9pm; Sun, 9:30am–5:30pm;
          CLOSED, Mondays (except holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1
Suggested Admission:   Adults, $25; Seniors 65+, 17; Students, 12; Children under 12, FREE
Description:  The Met, one of the premiere art museums in the world and the largest in the U.S., has
          a permanent collection containing more than two million works divided among seventeen
          curatorial departments. Beside the main building there is also a much smaller second location at
          "The Cloisters" in Upper Manhattan.
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map markerMuseum of Modern Art

Address:  11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.761675, -73.97835
Telephone:  212.708.9400
Web-Site:  www.moma.org
Twitter:  @MuseumModernArt
Facebook:  MuseumofModernArt
Hours:  Sun–Mon, 10:30am–5:30pm; CLOSED Tues; Wed–Thur, 10:30am–5:30pm;
          Fri, 10:30am–8pm; Sat, 10:30am–5:30pm; CLOSED, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Admission:   Adults, $25; Seniors 65+, $18; Students with current ID, $14;
          Children 16 and under, FREE; Target FREE Friday Nights, 4pm–8pm
Description:  With a permanent collection that includes works by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin,
          Rousseau, Picasso, and Matisse, MOMA is considered by many to be the most influential
          museum of modern art in the world.
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map markerMuseum of the City of New York

Address:  1220 Fifth avenue at 103rd Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.792418, -73.952258
Telephone:  212.534.1672
Web-Site:  www.mcny.org
Email:  info@mcny.org
Twitter:  @MuseumofCityNY
Facebook:  MuseumofCityofNY
Hours:  Open daily 10am–6pm; CLOSED, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
Suggested Admission:   Adults, $10; Seniors & Students, $6; Children 12 and under, FREE.
Description:  The museum's collections include paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs
          featuring New York City and its residents, as well as costumes, decorative objects and
          furniture, toys, rare books and manuscripts, marine and military
          collections, police and fire collections, and a theater collection.
Nearby Sights:  
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map markerNew-York Historical Society Museum

Address:  170 Central Park West at 77th Street
Coordinates:  40.779327, -73.973725
Telephone:  212.873.3400
Web-Site:  www.nyhistory.org
Email:  info@nyhistory.org
Twitter:  @nyhistory
Facebook:  nyhistory
Hours:  Tues–Thurs, 10am–6pm; Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat, 10am–6pm; Sun, 11am–5pm; Mon, CLOSED
Cost:   Adults, $15; Seniors, $12; Students, $10; Children, 5–13, $5; Children 4 & under, FREE
Description:  Founded in 1804 as New York's first museum, the New-York Historical Society presents
          exhibitions, public programs and research that explore the rich history of New York and the
          nation.
Nearby Sights:  American Museum of Natural History; Central Park; Lincoln Center
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map markerWhitney Museum of American Art

Address:  945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.773343, -73.963598
Telephone:  212.570.3600
Web-Site:  whitney.org
Email:  info@whitney.org
Twitter:  @whitneymuseum
Facebook:  whitneymuseum
Hours:  Mon–Tues, CLOSED; Wed–Thurs, 11am–6pm; Fri, 1pm–9pm; Sat–Sun, 11am–6pm
Cost:  Adults, $18; Seniors 65+ & Full-time Students, $14; 18yrs & under, FREE
Description:  The Whitney is an art museum with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century American art
          with a permanent collection that comprises more than 19,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings,
          prints, photographs, films, videos, and new media by more than 2,900 artists. The Whitney
          places a particular emphasis on exhibiting the work of living artists for its collection as well as
          maintaining an extensive permanent collection containing many important pieces from the first
          half of the last century.
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