If you are looking to visit New York City anytime soon, you will without a doubt want to take in some of the best museums that the city has to offer. There are so many museums that call NYC home, but we are looking at the five best must see museums that the city offers. Most of these are very affordable for a family to visit and for kids to learn all while having fun.
American Museum of Natural History
The museum was founded in 1869 and is home to the largest collection of human cultures anywhere in the world. One of the more popular exhibits that you will want to make sure that you visit is the Hall of Biodiversity. Here you can see a timeline of more than 1,000 specimens over the course of 3.5 billion years. Another popular thing that you will want to make sure that you check out is the Rose Center for Earth and Space. This is a 429-seat planetarium, that visitors all say are very much worth a visit. The cost of admission is $25 for adults, $14.50 for kids and $19 for students as well as seniors. This should be one of the top places that you put on your must visit list.
Built in 1863, the museum has a ton of stories that seem to just be waiting to be told to the people that come and visit. The biggest story that this museum has to tell, is that of the 7000 immigrants that at one time called New York City home. This allows visitors to take a tour of the building and see what life was like back in the 19th century. The house is staffed by interpreters dressed up as residents to tell the stories of some of the residents that lived there. The price of admission is $22 for adults and $17 for seniors and students.
Museum of Modern Art
In 1929 the Museum of Modern Art was founded and is home to more than 150,000 pieces of art from both the modern and contemporary era. These pieces include paintings, sculptures, film and photographs. Here visitors can see some of the most iconic works of art from the likes of van Gogh and Picasso. Admission is $25 for adults and $18 for seniors. Children under 16 years of age are free. There is also a $14 discount pass for students.
The Museum of Mathematics
This is one of the newest additions to the museum system of New York City. Founded in 2012, it is the only museum that is solely dedicated to one subject, math. The museum consists of forty exhibits that present math theories in a hands-on approach to help students learn without even realizing that they are learning. The price of admission is $15 for adults, and $9 for all others including students and seniors.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
One of the most recognizable museums in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must on any tour of the city. Even if you are not a fan of museums, you will find your mind being changed upon entering the more than 2 million square feet of space. About six million people every year visit the museum and see some of the most recognizable exhibits in the world. Some of the most ancient cultures have works featured here to give visitors a glimpse into the past. Donations are recommended for people visiting for admission.
These are the five most recognizable and best museums for you to visit on your next trip to New York City. After visiting any of these on the list, you will agree that New York has some of the best museums