Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This sprawling encyclopedic museum, founded in 1870, houses one of the largest art collections in the world. Its permanent collection has more than two million individual objects, from Egyptian temples to American p…
Top Choice Museum in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

National September 11 Memorial Museum

Just beyond the reflective pools of the September 11 Memorial is the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Architecturally intriguing and deeply moving, its collection of artifacts, video, photographs and audio cre…
Top Choice Museum in Midtown

Museum of Modern Art

Superstar of the modern-art scene, MoMA's galleries scintillate with heavyweights: Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rothko, Pollock and Bourgeois. Since its founding in 1929, the museum has amassed …
Top Choice Museum in Upper West Side & Central Park

American Museum of Natural History

Founded in 1869, this classic museum contains a veritable wonderland of more than 30 million artifacts – including lots of menacing dinosaur skeletons – as well as the Rose Center for Earth & Space, with its cut…
Top Choice Museum in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Museum of Jewish Heritage

An evocative waterfront museum exploring all aspects of modern Jewish identity and culture, from religious traditions to artistic accomplishments. The museum's core exhibition includes a detailed exploration of the …
Top Choice Museum in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Whitney Museum of American Art

After years of construction, the Whitney's new downtown location opened to much fanfare in 2015. Perched near the foot of the High Line, this architecturally stunning building – designed by Renzo Piano – makes a sui…
Top Choice Museum in Midtown

Morgan Library & Museum

Incorporating the mansion once owned by steel magnate JP Morgan, this sumptuous cultural center houses a phenomenal array of manuscripts, tapestries and books (with no fewer than three Gutenberg Bibles). Adorned wit…
Top Choice Museum in Harlem & Upper Manhattan

Studio Museum in Harlem

This small, cultural gem has been exhibiting the works of African American artists for more than four decades. While its rotating exhibition program is always fascinating, the museum is not just another art display …
Top Choice Museum in Upper East Side

Guggenheim Museum

A sculpture in its own right, architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s building almost overshadows the collection of 20th century art it houses. The museum’s holdings include works by Kandinsky, Picasso and Jackson Pollock. O…
Top Choice Museum in East Village & Lower East Side

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

This museum puts the neighborhood’s heartbreaking but inspiring heritage on full display in three recreated turn-of-the-20th-century tenement apartments, including the late-19th-century home and garment shop of the …