Museums in New York City

Whether you're an art lover, history buff, culture vulture or just plain curious, the museums of New York City are not to be missed. The brightest and best artifacts are waiting to reveal New York City's soul. See what all the fuss is about, and learn a thing or two along the way. Travel never felt so enlightening.

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American Museum of Natural History

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Central Park West
at 79th Street

Dinosaurs galore, plus other earth and space-themed exhibits... read more

Museum of the City of New York

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1220 Fifth Ave
At 103rd St

Explore New York's past and present... read more

Morgan Library

225 Madison Ave
Between 36th and 37th Sts

Elegant museum packed full of historic treasures...
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Federal Hall National Memorial

26 Wall Street

Governmental birthplace in historic downtown Manhattan... read more

Pierpont Morgan Library

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29 East 36th Street
At 36th Street

Manuscripts, books and prints... read more

Museum of the American Cocktail

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PO Box 38

Cocktail museum... read more

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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90 Orchard Street
(at Delancey Street)

Unique museum explores immigrant life in New York City... read more

Merchant's House Museum

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29 East 4th St
(at Fifth Avenue)

Historic townhouse... read more

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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515 Malcolm X Blvd
Lenox Ave., btwn. 135th and 136th Sts

Black History Explored... read more

Sony Wonder Technology Lab

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550 Madison Ave
(Between Madison and Fifth Avenue)

Hi-tech playground... read more

Museum of Television and Radio

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25 West 52 Street
(between Fifth and Sixth avenues)

Television and radio history... read more

New York City Police Museum

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100 Old Slip
(between Water Street and South Street)

NYPD Blue... read more

New York City Fire Museum

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278 Spring St
(between Hudson and Varick streets)

Museum in a firehouse... read more

Museum of Jewish Heritage -- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

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36 Battery Place
At 1st Place, Battery Park City

Memorial to the Holocaust... read more

Forbes Magazine Gallery

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62 Fifth Avenue
At 12th Street

Forbes family collection... read more

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

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2 E. 91st St
(at Fifth Avenue)

Design museum... read more

New York Public Library

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Fifth Avenue
(between 40th and 42nd streets)

Guarded by lions... read more

Children's Museum of Manhattan

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212 West 83rd St
(btwn Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)

Children's heaven... read more

New York Hall of Science

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47-01 111th Street
(at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park)

Experimenting and exploring for kids... read more

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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12th Ave & 46th St
(at USS Intrepid, Pier 86)

Walk the deck of the Intrepid... read more
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