The Ultimate Museum-Lover's Guide To NYC

Maybe you're just visiting New York and need help figuring out which hot spots to hit up during your stay. Or maybe you live here full time, but have never actually seen any of the tourist attractions. We're here to help you decide which museums and galleries are worth braving the crowds for (and which you should skip). Whether you're a fan of modern art, history, science, media, or fashion, this guide accommodates all museum lovers' tastes.

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Fashion Queens Creative Upper East Side Brooklyn MoMA Politics NYC Astoria Technology Film Lower East Side manhattan FIT Museum Highline New York Upper West Side The MET museum of natural history Television Metropolitan Museum of Art SONY Hell's Kitchen Art Meatpacking District FIT Museum of the Moving Image Ground Zero World Trade Center Fleet Week Bushwick Artists menswear Culture Mad Men education Ellis Island film screening Susanne Bartsch Smithsonian WWII Intrepid Scene contemporary art History Guggenheim Entertainment Design 5th Avenue Museum of Modern Art Fashion industry Jim Henson Tenement Museum Museum of the City of New York Mary Heilmann Designer Brooklyn Museum Michele Abeles 9/11 memorial Modern Art Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum art gallery exhibit exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art The Cloisters behind the scenes Van Gogh galleries Engineering Space Shuttle fashion photography us history Tourist Whitney paintings dinosaurs photographs cafe New Whitney theme Cooper Hewitt Immigrants vibe presentations art galleries nyc museums nyc best museums in nyc guide to museums in nyc science museum history museum medieval art works of art ancient art ticket prices general admission art history european masters temporary exhibits