New York City is America’s culture capital and home to world-class museums, showcasing an incredible spectrum of exhibits. Top class galleries show a mix of well-known classics and cutting-edge works of tomorrow. Among the city's treasures: a reconstructed Egyptian temple reached by walking through mazelike corridors lined with works of antiquity, medieval-style cloisters packed with old-world masterpieces and a spiraling, modern art-filled edifice designed by one of the giants of 20th century architecture. And this really is just the beginning. Keep in mind that entrance costs can get quite high in New York. Most museums, however, offer a night of free or pay-what-you-wish admission. Save time at the most popular museums by purchasing tickets in advance online.