Best Museums To Visit In New York City

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Do you want to experience New York City fully and learn more from your trip? Here are the top five museums to visit in New York City. In these famous museums, you will view and learn more about human history, the natural world and the beyond. Experience art from paintings and photographs to sculptures and decorative art.

The American Museum of Natural History

Established way back in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City contains documents on human cultures from around the world and the natural world as well as the beyond (the cosmos). If you visit the biodiversity hall, you will discover an evolutionary timeline dating back 3.5 billion years for over 1500 specimens.

At the rose center for earth and space is home to the 429 seat planetarium. Whether you are visiting alone with company or with the family, you will have plenty of things to enjoy viewing here.

Another one of the most attractive presentations is the fourth-floor dinosaur exhibit. Here you will find a recreation of the skeletons of several types of dinosaurs some well-known and some lesser known species.

The Tenement Museum | New York City

This five storied brick walk-up was built way back in 1863 and has stood the test of time to preserve the culture of over 7000 immigrants who once lived there. Located at 97 Orchard Street, you can easily tour the building while in New York City. You can take a peek into the apartments of the nineteenth century although mid-19th-century renovations gave the place a facelift. Tour times vary greatly, and it makes sense to call well ahead to check availability of guided tours to the museum.

Museum Of Modern Art

The museum of modern art in New York City was established in 1929 and houses more than 150,000 pieces of modern and contemporary art from all over the globe. Here you will experience modern art like never before with paintings, photos, sculptures and films to view from modern artists. This museum is home to the great Les demoiselle’s d’Avignon, and Dali’s the “persistence of memory.” Among many other famous pieces.

The Museum Of Mathematics

Opened in 2012, the New York City museum of mathematics became the only museum dedicated to math in the whole of North America. It has over forty exhibits presenting mathematical formulas theories and principles. This is a good place to visit whether you are a math guru yourself or not. Even if you are not a math scholar, it is still interesting to view math on exhibit as though it were alien. The feeling is extraordinary, and besides boring formulas and advanced theories, no one understands kids can play with video cameras to generate infinitely repeating patterns or ride a square-wheeled trike.

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Last but not least is the largest museum of art not only in New York City but the whole world that you will find under one roof. We are talking 2M square footage of viewing space. This is one of the busiest museums anywhere with over six million visitors annually. Entry is gratis, but it is recommended that you make a donation while entering the museum

So, you see that New York City does not come up short of your experiences if you have a thing for museums too. Learn more about who you are and where you came from so you can know where you are going.