New York City Museums of Science, History, Culture & Arts

There is something for everyone in the Big Apple, from a real aircraft carrier museum the Intrepid to the smaller more intimate 19th Century Frick Collection all the way up to the Grand Daddy of all New York museums the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Spend a little time on this section of the site and you can make your next visit a memorable one.

Also see our Sights & Attractions Listings.

Featured NYC Museums

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Museum of Modern Art


Whitney Museum of American Art

Current Events: Bronx Museum | Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art | Japan Society

New York City Museums, Arts and Cultural Choices

Alice Austen House Museum & Garden
American Folk Art Museum
American Museum of Natural History
Asia Society and Museum
Avery Fisher Hall
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation Park
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Central Park Conservancy
Central Park Zoo
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts
China Institute Gallery
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Dia Art Foundation
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
El Museo del Barrio
Fisher Landau Center for Art
Forbes Magazine Galleries
Fraunces Tavern & Museum
Frick Collection
Green-Wood Cemetery
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Harbor Defense Museum
International Center of Photography
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Japan Society Gallery
Jewish Children's Museum
John A. Noble Museum for Maritime History
King Manor Museum
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Maritime Industry Museum at Univ of NY
Merchant's House Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Opera House
Morgan Library & Museum
Morris-Jumel Mansion & Museum
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Museum at Eldridge Street
Museum for African Art

Museum Mile
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Biblical Art / American Bible Society
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
Museum of FIT
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of Mathematics
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Sex
Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the Moving
National Academy of Design Museum/School of Fine Arts
National Museum of the American Indian
National September 11 Memorial Museum
Neue Galerie New York
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New York Aquarium
New York City Fire Museum
New York City Opera


Map of New York City Museums
Browse over 95 NYC Museums.

Museum Free Days with Locations Map
Learn the where & when to save on your museum visit.

Visitors Guide to the Museum Mile
Upper East Side is home to nine of the best US museums.

Museum Events & Exhibits
View a monthly list of The Bronx Museum sponsored events, and other museums' events and exhibits.

Museum Events-Exhibits

The Morgan Library & Museum Official Website

29 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 685-0008

Submit Your Events

The Bronx Museum of the Arts Official Website

1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
phone: 718-681-6000

Events - View Bronx Museum 2018 Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Fierce Friday! Strike A Pose

In celebration of Pride Month and to kick off The Bronx Pride Week, First Friday! is now a FIERCE Friday!
Join us in a collaboration with FIERCE NYC, the KiKi Coalition, artist Ivan Velez and dancers from the LGBTQ Ballroom Houses in The Bronx for a night of conversation, performances and a Vogue-ing inspired, late night Mr. Papo’s Drink-n-Draw. Read more and RSVP >

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Opening Reception
Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon

The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Joseph Mizzi, and Deputy Director Klaudio Rodriguez cordially invite you to attend a special event on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm to celebrate Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon.
Read more and RSVP >
Join us for exhibition related workshops and performances throughout the afternoon. Families are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Iran: Women Only
The Board of Trustees of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chairperson Joseph Mizzi, and Deputy Director Klaudio Rodriguez cordially invite you to attend the opening reception of Iran: Women Only. On view June 6, 2018 to September 23, 2018.
Read more and RSVP >
Iran: Women Only focuses on the contemporary women of Iran with a look back at the early work of photojournalist Randy H. Goodman started almost four decades ago.

Friday, June 29, 2018, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bronx Speaks: Dreamers Palabras Bacanas Y Empanadas Cheveres with Josh Montalvo, Laura Valdez, and Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe

Join us for a night of spoken word, storytelling and savory treats around the importance of immigration and the struggle for equity and rights within the American Dream with former DREAMer, Bronx spoken word artist Danyeli Rodriguez Del Orbe and Bronx cultural anchor and founders of La Masa, Josh Montalvo and Laura Valdez. Read more and RSVP .
Location: La Masa Restaurant
1000 Morris Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10462

Save the Date

Sunday, August 26
Boogie on the Boulevard

Get ready to Boogie! On Sunday, August 26 the center lanes of the Grand Concourse from 162nd Street to 170th Street will be closed to cars and open to a world of fun with music, art and fitness programs hosted by organizations from the Bronx and beyond. Read more >
Become a Volunteer! Email
Help make this the best Boogie on the Boulevard yet! Sponsor a block. Email for details.

Currently on View

Iran: Women Only
On view through September 23, 2018

Iran: Women Only focuses on the contemporary women of Iran with a look back at the early work of photojournalist Randy H. Goodman started almost four decades ago. The 1979 occupation of the US Embassy in Tehran brought Goodman to Iran for her first foreign assignment. She returned in 1981, with two colleagues, on an exclusive assignment for CBS-TV News and then, were the only American journalists credentialed to work in that country. Her third Iran assignment was for TIME (1983) when she toured the Iran-Iraq war zone, covered breaking news and photographed Ayatollah Khomeini while wearing a borrowed chador. Read more >

Oded Halahmy: Exile is Home
On view through July 1, 2018

Exile is Home includes over 100 works representing Halahmy’s work from the mid-1960s to the present and features a selection of Judaica – handmade by the artist for Hanukkah and Sukkah celebrations with close friends. Known for his dynamic yet often playful figurative sculptures in wood and bronze, he fills his work with images — albeit abstracted from reality — that evoke the landscape, architecture and rich colors of the Middle East. Read more >

Moses Ros: Landing / Aterrizaje
On view through September 19, 2018

Landing / Aterrizaje is inspired by recent migrations to the United States caused by environmental and manmade disasters and catastrophes that have wrenched people away from their homelands. In this new body of works, Ros focuses on the Caribbean experience, creating large, freestanding sculptures based on a main staple and export of the islands, the platano (plantain banana). Read more >

Dialogues: Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and Glenn Ligon
On view through July 15, 2018

This exhibition invites the viewer to explore parallels between the approaches of Tim Rollins & K.O.S. and of Glenn Ligon, and identify their distinct traits. For although the practice of borrowing from different literary sources is at the very basis of their practices, they ultimately arrive at different results. Read more >

China Institute Exhibition Official Website

125 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-744-8181

2017 Events

Submit Your Events

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Official Website

338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: 718-987-3500

The Museum is open every Wednesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Our upcoming events include:

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of its incorporation with a Gala event on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at the Excelsior Grand, 2380 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island. The event will honor Beverly Garcia-Anderson, Immediate Past President of the Board of Trustees and the Staten Island Foundation. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased by calling 718-987-3500. The event will include dinner, cocktails, music, dancing, and raffles. The dress is Black-tie optional.

All film screenings are free with regular Museum admission of $6 Adults/ $4 Students and Seniors. We are pleased to continue the Saturday morning meditation classes each Saturday at 11:30 AM. For additional information, please visit our website. The fee for the class is $12/$10 for members. See complete events calendar.

2017 Events: See Events Calendar.

Public Programs at the Tibetan Museum are sponsored, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the support of Councilmembers Debi Rose, Steven Matteo, and Joseph Borelli. Additional support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
phone: 917-492-3492,

Submit Your Events

Japan Society Official Web Site

333 East 47th Street, New York, NY  10017
phone: 212-715-1258, email:

Ema Painting: The Year of the Dog

2018 is the Year of the Dog — get your New Year started out on the right “paw” at this ema making workshop. Ema, or votive wooden plaques, are offered at shrines in Japan to express one’s prayers or gratitude. Originally depicting horses, which were seen as the sacred mounts of the gods, the subjects expanded over time to include a wide variety of pictures and designs. Join us to paint your own ema with this year’s zodiac animal and inscribe your wishes for 2018 with Japanese calligraphy artist Seiren Aoi. All materials are included.
Walking in a Sake Wonderland: A Year at a Japanese Brewery

Timothy Sullivan, one of the first certified Sake Samurai and the founder of, spent twelve months immersed with the sake making team at Hakkaisan Brewery, in the snow country of Niigata, Japan. During his stay, each season held a new wonder: walking over hot coals during the community’s hiwatari festival in fall, discovering the process of snow-aging sake in a yukimuro in winter, cherry blossom viewing in spring, and foraging for mountain vegetables in the summer. At this talk, Sullivan takes us on a journey through four seasons of the sake, food, and cultural wonders of a brewery town in Japan’s countryside and the lessons he brings back for his life in New York City. Followed by a reception featuring sake from Hakkaisan Brewery.

Featured NYC Museum

Ground Zero Museum Workshop ToursGround Zero Museum Workshop
s & Artifacts from the Recovery by Gary Marlon Suson, the Official Photographer at Ground Zero
"RARE PHOTOS" - The New York Times
Open Monday-Sunday; Daily Tours
420 West 14th Street, Floor 2
New York City, New York 10014
Tickets: Call Zerve (212) 920-4264
The museum features stunning s, artifacts and video from the Recovery at Ground Zero.

Submit Your Event

NYC Tickets:  Broadway Shows | Off-Broadway | Sports | Attractions | Concerts
Things-To-Do | Tours | Attractions | TheatreHotels |
City Info | Site Map | Maps | Events

In our 15th year, we welcome your feedback at
A member of the Must See Destinations network | Must See New York 2002-2018