NEW YORK MUSEUMS


 

Discovery Times Square
226 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA/ 1866.987.9692/ www.discoverytsx.com

Discovery Times Square (also known as Discovery TSX) was an exhibition space at 226 West 44th Street in New York City that opened June 24, 2009 and specializes in traveling exhibitions. It has 60,000 square feet of exhibition space "In Times Square, a Place for Grand Exhibitions" It is one of three exhibitions that caters to Times Square tourists (the others being Madame Tussauds and Ripley's Believe It or Not!). Operated by Discovery Communications and Running Subway Productions, it is located in Times Square in the basement in the former printing plant area of The Times Square Building (the former New York Times Building). Its goal is "to create a home for traveling exhibitions that local museums might find either too large, too expensive, too nondisciplinary or too commercial for their nonprofit attention." The President of Discovery Times Square is James Sann and the museum's current director is Jim Arnemann.

 

 
 

New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458, USA/ 1718.817.8700/ www.nybg.org

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a botanical garden and National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx, New York City. The 250-acre (100 ha) site's verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Each year over one million visitors visit the garden's remarkable diversity of tropical, temperate, and desert flora, as well as programming that ranges from exhibitions in the Haupt Conservatory to festivals on Daffodil Hill. The Garden is also a major educational institution. As of 2016, more than 1,000,000 people annually—among them Bronx families, school children, and teachers—learn about plant science, ecology, and healthful eating through NYBG's hands-on, curriculum-based programming. Open: Tue - Sun, 10 am - 6 pm.

 

 
 

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368, USA/ 1718.699.0005/ nysci.org

The New York Hall of Science, also known as NYSCI, is a science museum located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the New York City borough of Queens, in the section of the park that is in Corona. It occupies one of the few remaining structures from the 1964 New York World's Fair, and is New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. The more than 400 hands-on exhibits focus on biology, chemistry, and physics. Open: Mon - Fri, 9:30 am - 5 pm; Sat, Sun, 10 am - 6 pm.

 
 

Museum of Mathematics
11 E 26th St, New York, NY 10010, USA/ 1212.542.0566/ momath.org

The National Museum of Mathematics or MoMath is a museum dedicated to mathematics in Manhattan, New York City. It opened on December 15, 2012. It is located at 11 East 26th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, across from Madison Square Park in the NoMad neighborhood. It is the only museum dedicated to mathematics in North America, and features over thirty interactive exhibits. The mission of the museum is to "enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics". Open: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 
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Ellis Island Museum of Immigration
17 Battery Pl, Ste 210, New York, NY, USA/ 1212.561.4500/ libertyellisfoundation.org

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., SOLEIF, is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982, to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Since then these monuments have had a continuing need for further preservation and rehabilitation activities in order to protect resources, provide opportunities for visitor experiences, and serve the public programs in education, recreation, and culture and historic continuity. It is the Foundation’s responsibility, as the designated primary fundraiser, to help meet these needs by generating private revenue through a variety of sources, and to work with the National Park Service in coordinating activities and projects that serve this mission.

 
 

Federal Hall
26 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, USA/ 1212.825.6990/ www.nps.gov

Federal Hall, built in 1700 as New York's City Hall, later served as the first capitol building of the United States of America under the Constitution, as well as the site of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States under the Constitution. It was also where the United States Bill of Rights was introduced in the First Congress. The building was demolished in 1812. Federal Hall National Memorial was built in 1842 as the United States Custom House, on the site of the old Federal Hall on Wall Street, and later served as a sub-Treasury building. It is now operated by the National Park Service as a national memorial commemorating the historic events that occurred there. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm.

 

 
 

Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004, USA/ 1212.425.1778/ frauncestavernmuseum.org

Fraunces Tavern is a landmark museum and restaurant in New York City, situated at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street. The location played a prominent role in history before, during and after the American Revolution, serving as a headquarters for George Washington, a venue for peace negotiations with the British, and housing federal offices in the Early Republic. It has been owned by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York Inc. since 1904, which carried out a major conjectural reconstruction, and claim it is Manhattan's oldest surviving building. The museum interprets the building and its history, along with varied exhibitions of art and artifacts. The tavern is a tourist site and a part of the American Whiskey Trail and the New York Freedom Trail. Open: Mon - Sat, 11:30 am - 2:30 am; Sunday, 11:30 am - 12 pm.

 
 

Grant's Tomb
W 122nd St & Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10027, USA/ 1212.666.1640/ www.nps.gov

Grant's Tomb, now formally known as General Grant National Memorial, is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), the 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826–1902). Completed in 1897, the tomb is located in Riverside Park in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City, across Riverside Drive from the monumental Riverside Church. It was placed under the management of the National Park Service in 1958. Open: Wed - Sun, 10 am –11 am, 12 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 3 pm, 4 pm – 5 pm.

 
 

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
103 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA/ 1212.982.8420/ tenement.org

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, located at 97 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, is a National Historic Site. The five-story brick tenement building was home to an estimated 7,000 people, from over 20 nations, between 1863 and 1935. The museum, which includes a visitors' center down the block, promotes tolerance and historical perspective on the immigrant experience. Open: Fri - Wed, 10 am - 6:30 pm.

 
 

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave & 103rd St, New York, NY 10029, USA/ 1212.534.1672/ www.mcny.org

The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) is a history and art museum in New York City, New York. It was founded by Henry Collins Brown, in 1923 to preserve and present the history of New York City, and its people. It is located at 1220–1227 Fifth Avenue from East 103rd to 104th Streets, across from Central Park in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, at the northern end of the Museum Mile section of Fifth Avenue. The red brick with marble trim museum was built in 1929–30 and was designed by Joseph H. Freedlander in the neo-Georgian style, with statues of Alexander Hamilton and DeWitt Clinton by sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman facing Central Park from niches in the facade. The museum is a private non-profit organization which receives government support as a member of New York City's Cultural Institutions Group, commonly known as "CIG"s.  Open: Daily, 10 am - 6 pm.

 
 

National September 11 Memorial & Museum
180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA/ 1212.312.8800/ www.911memorial.org

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (also known as the 9/11 Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum) are the principal memorial and museum, respectively. They commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 victims, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed six. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the September 11 attacks. It is operated by a non-profit corporation whose mission is to raise funds for, program, own, and operate the memorial and museum at the World Trade Center site. Open: Daily, 7:30 am - 9 pm.

 
 

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA/ 1212.873.3400/ www.nyhistory.org

The New-York Historical Society is an American history museum and library located in New York City at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan, 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. The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library has been at its present location since 1908. The granite building was designed by York & Sawyer in a classic Roman Eclectic style. Renovation of its landmark building was completed in November 2011 which makes the building more open to the public, provides space for an interactive children's museum, and accomplishes other changes to enhance access to its collections. Open: Tue - Fri, Sat, 10 am - 6 pm; Fri, 10 am - 8 pm; Sun, 11 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Trinity Church (Manhattan)
89 Broadway, New York, NY, USA/ 1212.602.0800/ www.trinitywallstreet.org

Trinity Church is an historic, active, well-endowed parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is located near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway, in the lower Manhattan section of New York City, New York. Trinity, a traditional High church, is a very active parish around Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion in missionary, outreach, and fellowship. The Trinity Church has been significant to New York City’s history for over 300 years. Open: Daily, 8 am - 6 pm.

 

 
 

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA/ 1718.222.4111/ www.brooklynhistory.org

The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), founded in 1863, is a museum, library, and educational center preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. The society's Romanesque Revival building, located at Pierrepont and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights, was designed by George B. Post and built in 1878-81, is a National Historic Landmark and part of New York City's Brooklyn Heights Historic District. The Brooklyn Historical Society houses materials relating to the history of Brooklyn and its people, and hosts exhibitions which draw over 9,000 members a year. In addition to general programming, BHS serves over 70,000 public school students and teachers annually by providing exhibit tours, educational programs and curricula, and making its professional staff available for instruction and consultation. Open: Wed - Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Hall of Fame for Great Americans

www.bcc.cuny.edu/ 1718.289.5170/ www.bcc.cuny.edu

The Hall of Fame for Great Americans is an outdoor sculpture gallery, located on the grounds of Bronx Community College in the Bronx, New York City. Completed in 1900 as part of the University Heights campus of New York University, the 630-foot (192 m) stone colonnade half-encircles the university library and houses 98 bronze portrait busts. Designed by architect Stanford White (who also designed the library), the Beaux Arts structure was donated by Helen Gould, and was formally dedicated on May 30, 1901. New York University (under severe financial distress) was forced to sell the campus in 1973 to the City University of New York and it became Bronx Community College. Though the Hall's renown has itself faded, its architecture remains, and it stands as a secular national shrine not just to great men and women, but to Roman ideals of fame favored at the beginning of the 20th century. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am – 5 pm; Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm.

 
 

Fort Totten Officers' Club

208 Totten Ave, Bayside, NY 11359, USA/ 1718.352.1548/ www.baysidehistorical.org

Fort Totten Officers' Club, also known as the Castle, is a historic clubhouse located at Fort Totten in Bayside, Queens, New York. It was built in the 1870s and expanded to its present size in 1887. It is a large Late Gothic Revival style building. It is a two story, rectangular frame building with a projecting central tower pavilion and sheathed in clapboard. It features identical, polygonal, three story towers and a wood parapet surrounding the roofline. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Open: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm; Sat, Sun, 12 am - 4 pm.

 
 

Castle Clinton

26 Wall St , New York, NY 10005, USA/ 1212.344.7220/ www.nps.gov

Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, once known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park, in Manhattan, New York City. It is perhaps best remembered as America's first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), where more than 8 million people arrived in the U.S. from 1855 to 1890. Over its active life, it has also functioned as a beer garden, exhibition hall, theater, public aquarium, and currently is a national monument.

 
 

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA/ 1212.245.0072/ www.intrepidmuseum.org

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Founded in 1982, the museum closed in 2006 for a two-year renovation of the Intrepid and facilities. The museum reopened to the public on November 8, 2008. Open: Mon - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 

New York City Fire Museum

278 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA/ 1212.691.1303/ www.nycfiremuseum.org

The New York City Fire Museum is located in the former quarters of FDNY Engine Company No. 30, a renovated 1904 fire house at 278 Spring Street between Varick and Hudson Streets in the Hudson Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The museum cares for over 10,000 objects as well as an archive of records, ephemera and photographs estimated in the tens of thousands of pieces celebrating the history of the fire service and the New York City Fire Department. Examples of modern-day firefighting equipment are also on permanent display at the museum as well as a permanent memorial to the 343 members of the FDNY-EMS lost at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Open: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 

New York City Police Museum

100 old slip, New York, NY, USA/ 1212.480.3100/ www.nycpm.org

The New York City Police Museum (NYCPM) celebrates the history and contributions of the New York City Police Department, established in 1845. The museum is located in Lower Manhattan in New York City, near Wall Street and the South Street Seaport. While one of the museum's primary focuses is a memorial to September 11th, the museum contains a wide range of information on the history of the NYPD. The museum, which grew from a gallery housed at the New York City Police Academy, opened at 26 Broadway at Bowling Green in January 2000 and re-opened in a new location at 100 Old Slip, former home of the First Precinct, in January 2002. In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused substantial damage at 100 Old Slip, and the museum reopened on October 24, 2013 at 45 Wall Street. That location closed in 2014 and the museum's future plans are unclear.

 
 

New York Transit Museum

99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA/ 1718.694.1600/ www.nytransitmuseum.org

The New York Transit Museum (also called the NYC Transit Museum) is a museum that displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, commuter rail, and bridge and tunnel systems under the administration of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The main Museum is located in the decommissioned Court Street subway station in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. There is a smaller satellite Museum Annex in Grand Central Terminal in the midtown area of Manhattan. Open: Tue - Fri, 10 am 4 pm; Sat, Sun, 11 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Sailors' Snug Harbor

1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, New York, USA/ 1718.448.2500/ snug-harbor.org

Sailors' Snug Harbor, also known as Sailors Snug Harbor or Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden or, informally, Snug Harbor, is a collection of architecturally significant 19th-century buildings set in an 83-acre park along the Kill Van Kull on the north shore of Staten Island in New York City, United States. It was once a home for aged sailors. Some of the buildings and the grounds are used by arts organizations under the umbrella of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. Sailors' Snug Harbor includes 26 Greek Revival, Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian style buildings. The site is considered Staten Island's "crown jewel" and "an incomparable remnant of New York's 19th-century seafaring past." It is a National Historic Landmark District.

 
 

Museum of American Finance

48 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, USA/ 1212.908.4110/ www.moaf.org

The Museum of American Finance is the United States's only independent public museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Located in the Financial District in Manhattan, New York City it is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. It is a tax-exempt 501 3 organization chartered by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education. With education at the core of its mission, it is an active national-level advocate on behalf of financial literacy. The museum was founded in 1988 as the Museum of American Financial History but was renamed the Museum of American Finance in 2005. Until December 2006, it was located at 26 Broadway. On January 11, 2008, the Museum opened in a new location at 48 Wall Street, the former headquarters of The Bank of New York. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm.

 
 

Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA/ 1212.616.3930/ armoryonpark.org

The Park Avenue Armory Conservancy, generally known as Park Avenue Armory, is a non-profit cultural institution within the historic Seventh Regiment Armory building located at 643 Park Avenue on New York City's Upper East Side. The institution displays unconventional artwork, including performing and visual arts. Park Avenue Armory leased the building for 99 years from New York State in 2006.

 
 

MoMA PS1

22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA/ 1718.784.2084/ momaps1.org

MoMA PS1 is one of the largest art institutions in the United States dedicated solely to contemporary art. It is located in the Long Island City neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York City. In addition to its exhibitions, the institution also organizes the International and National Projects series, the Warm Up summer music series, and the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with the Museum of Modern Art. It also ran WPS1, an Internet art radio station, from 2004 to 2009.[2] MoMA PS1 has been affiliated with the Museum of Modern Art since January 2000 and, as of 2009, attracts about 150,000 visitors a year. Open: Thu - Mon, 12 am - 6 pm.

 
 
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Art in General

145 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA/ 1212.219.0473/ www.artingeneral.org

Art in General is a non-profit contemporary art exhibition space in NYC. Founded in 1981 by artists Martin Weinstein and Teresa Liszka, Art in General’s mission is to assist artists with the production and presentation of new work, changing in response to artists’ needs and informing and engaging the public about their work. Since its first exhibition in 1982, Art in General has always provided a space for artists to display unconventional work and exchange ideas with their peers. Art in General organizes and presents exhibitions, commissions new art projects, hosts national and international artist residency programs, and facilitates regular free public programs with renowned critics and curators. Open: Tue - Sat, 12 am - 6 pm.

 
 

American Academy of Arts and Letters

633 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032, USA/ 1212.368.5900/ artsandletters.org

The American Academy of Arts and Letters is a 250-member honor society; its goal is to "foster, assist, and sustain excellence" in American literature, music, and art. Located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, it shares Audubon Terrace, a complex on Broadway between West 155th and 156th Streets, with the Hispanic Society of America and Boricua College. The Academy's galleries are open to the public on a published schedule. Exhibits include an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, photographs and works on paper from contemporary artists nominated by its members, and an annual exhibition of works by newly elected members and recipients of honors and awards. Open: Mon - Fri, 9:30 am - 5 pm; Sat, Sun, 1 pm - 4 pm.

 
 

Fisher Landau Center

38-27 30th St, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA/ 1718.937.0727/ www.flcart.org

The Fisher Landau Center for Art is a private foundation located in Long Island City, Queens, in New York City, United States. It offers regular exhibitions of contemporary art. The center, established in 1991, was accessible by appointment only until regular public hours were established in April 2003. The 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2), three-story facility is devoted to the exhibition and study of the contemporary art collection of Emily Fisher Landau. The core of the 1,200-work collection is art from 1960 to the present, including important works by Ellsworth Kelly, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Susan Rothenberg, Barbara Kruger, Annette Lemieux, and Matthew Barney. Open: Thu - Mon, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Museum of Sex

233 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA/ 1212.689.6337/ www.museumofsex.com

The Museum of Sex, also known as MoSex, is a sex museum located at 233 Fifth Avenue at the corner of East 27th Street in Manhattan, New York City. It opened on October 5, 2002. In 2009, the Museum began an expansion project moving its entrance from 27th Street to Fifth Avenue. The Museum also doubled the square footage of their store and increased the size of the museum by one floor, as well as adding another gallery. They expanded even further with an aphrodisiac-themed cafe and additional gallery space. Open: Sun - Thu, 10 am - 9 pm; Fri, Sat, 11 am - 11 pm.