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The Astor Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York's largest art museum.

NYC'S MOST POPULAR LARGE MUSEUMS (with approximate number of yearly visitors)

1) Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) (6 million visitors per year)
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Upper East Side
pay what-you-wish admission for New York State residents with ID; $25 for all others

2) American Museum of Natural History (5 million visitors per year)
Central Park West at 79th St.
Upper West Side
free admission times: pay what you wish (planetarium, etc. is extra)

3) The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (3 million visitors per year)
11 West 53rd St. b/t 5th-6th Aves
Midtown West
free admission times: free on Friday nights 4:00 pm -8:00 pm. (via UNIQLO)

4) National September 11th Memorial and Museum (2 million visitors per year)
180 Greenwich Street at Cortlandt St.
Financial District
free admission times: limited free tickets are given out Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. (see website)

5) The Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney) (1.2 million visitors per year)
99 Gansevoort St. at Washington St.
Meatpacking DIstrict
free admission times: pay-what-you-wish on Saturday nights.

6) Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum (1 million visitors per year)
Pier 86, 12th Ave. at 46th Street
Midtown West
free admission times: no discounted times

6) Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (800,000 visitors per year)
1071 Fifth Ave b/t 88th - 89th Streets
Upper East Side
free admission times: pay what you wish Sat night 5:45-7:15

7) Brooklyn Museum (326,000 visitors per year)
200 Eastern Parkway at Washington Ave
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
free admission times: free 6-10 Thursday (via Squarespace); also 1st Saturdays 5-11 (via Target)

8) The Frick Collection (280,000 visitors per year)
1 East 70th Street at 5th Avenue
Upper East Side
free admission times: free Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

9) New York Historical Society (250,000 visitors per year)
170 Central Park West b/t West 76th and West 77th Sts. Upper West Side
free admission times: free 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday Nights

10)Museum of the City of New York (250,000 visitors per year)
1220 Fifth Ave b/t 103rd-104th Sts.
Upper East Side
free admission times: pay what you wish admission, but suggested $18 adult

11) The Morgan Library (200,000 visitors per year)
225 Madison Avenue b/t East 36th and East 37th Sts.
Midtown East
free admission times: free admission Fridays 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

12) Neue Gallery (150,000 visitors per year)
1048 FIfth Avenue b/t East 85th and East 86th St.
Upper East Side
free admission times: free admission on the first Friday of each month from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

13) Rubin Museum (100,000 visitors per year)
150 West 17th Street
free admission times: free Friday Night 6:00 pm. to 10:00 pm. (seasonal)

The Interior of the Guggenheim Museum.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art
The Whitney Museum (Soho)
The Met Bruer
The Brooklyn Museum
The Guggenheim Museum
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
The Studio Museum of Harlem


9/11 - National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Aircraft Carrier - Intrepid Air and Space Museum
Anne Frank - Anne Frank Center
Armstrong, Louis Louis Armstrong House Museum, Queens Architecture - Center for Architecture
Army, U.S. - Harbor Defense Museum, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Art, Asian - Rubin Museum of Art, Chelsea
Art, Central Asia - Nicholas Roerich Museum, Upper Manhattan
Art, Japanese - Noguchi Museum, Long Island City, Queens
Art, Contemporary The New Museum of Contemporay Ary
Art, Contemporary - Dia Center for the Arts: The New York Earth Room" and "The Broken Kilometer:
Art, Contemporary - PS 1 Contemporary Art Center LIC Queens
Art, Psychiatric Patient - The Living Museum at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
African American Culture - Schoemburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Harlem
Barge Waterfront (Barge) Museum (Red Hook, Brooklyn)
Boats - South Street Seaport Museum
Books (constant exhibits) - New York Public Library
Carnegie Hall (history of) - Carnegie Hall
Caruso, Enrico Enrico Caruso Museum
Chinese - Chinese Scholar's Garden, Staten Island
Chinese - Asia Society
Chinese, House - Chinese Scholar's Garden, Staten Island
Chinese - Museum of the Chinese in America, LES/Chinatown
Comic Art - Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
Coney Island - Coney Island Museum/Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Wall of Fame
Fashion - Museum at FIT, Chelsea
Finance - Museum of American Fnance, Lower Manhattan
Firemen - New York City Fire Museum, West Soho
Food & Drink - Museum of Food & Drink, Williamsburg (62 Bayard St)
Garibaldi - Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Staten Island
Hispanic - Hispanics Society of America, Upper Manhattan
Illustration - Museum of American Illustration
Indian - Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian National
Italian - Italian American Museum Little Italy
Japan - Japan Society, Midtown Manhattan
Jazz - National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Jewish - Museum at Eldridge Street, Lower East Side
Jet Planes - Intrepid Air and Space Museum
Judaica -Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanuel
Judaica - Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged (Riverdale)
Maritime - Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, SUNY Maritine College
Masonic Temple - Masonic Hall and Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library and Museum of the Grand Lodge
Maps - Map Room of the NYPL, Midtown Manhattan
Medicine NY Academy of Medicine, Upper Manhattan
Money - American Numismatic Society
Money - New York Federal Reserve Bank
Money - Museum of American Finance
Music - Carnegie Hall
Music - Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center
Music - Louis Armstrong House Museum, Queens
New York - Museum of the City of New York , Upper Manhattan
Photography - ICP Museum (International Center of Photography)(Bowery)
Police - New York City Police Museum
Planetarium - Natural History Museum
Publishing - Grolier Club, Midtown Manhattan
Poetry - Poets House, Lower Manhattan
Roosevelt, Teddy -Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace
Scandanavia - Scandinavia House, Midtown Manhattan
Sex - Museum of Sex: (233 Fifth Ave)
Skyscrapers -The Skyscraper Museum. Lower Manhattan
Staten Island -Staten Island Museum (arts and science exhibits)
Subways, Buses - New York City Transit Museum, Downtown Brooklyn
Space Shuttle - Intrepid Air and Space Museum
Submarine - Intrepid Air and Space Museum
Tenement (Life) - Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Theater (constant exhibitions) - New York Library for the Performing Arts - Lincoln Center
Track and Field National Track and Field Hall of Fame, in the Armory, Washington Heights Ukranian - Ukrainian Museum
U.S. History - Faunces Tavern Museum
Washington, George - Faunces Tavern Museum (teeth, hair)


Restored houses:
Alice Austen House Museum, Staten Island
Dyckman Farmhouse, Upper Manhattan
Merchant's House Museum, East Village
Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
Edgar Allen Poe Cottage
Queens Country Farm Museum

(Miscellaneous smaller specialty museums)
NY Academy of Medicine, Upper Manhattan
Horticultural Society of New York
Corning Gallery at Steuben Glass
Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaical at Temple EmanuEl
National Museum of Catholic Art and History at the Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame'Nicholas Roerich Museum
Museum of Art and Origins
National Track and Field Hall of Fame
Judaica - Museum of the Hebrew Home for the Aged
258th Field Artillery Armory (large defunct armory)
Maritime Industry Museum at SUNY
The Living Museum at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
Waterfront Museum (Red Hook Boat)
Enrico Caruso Museum
Harbor Defense Museum
Staten Island Museum
Garibaldi Meucci Museum


Central Park (2 .5 miles long by .5 mile wide/ 843 acres/ 42 million visitors per year)
The High Line (West Village/Chelsea) (1.45 mile long / 8 million visitors per year)
Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village) (9.7 acres)
Union Square Park (Flatiron) (9 acres)
Madison Square Park (Midtown South) (6.2 acres)
Bryant Park (Midtown/42nd Street) (9.6 acres)
Riverside Park (4 miles long/ 266 acres)(Upper West Side)
Battery Park City Esplanade (2.5 miles) (Western Financial Disrict)
Prospect Park (Central Brooklyn) (A little bigger than half the size of Central Park)

NYC ZOOS (by size)

Bronx Zoo (Bronx)(265 acres)
Prospect Park Zoo (Central Brooklyn) (12 acres)
Staten Island Zoo (Central Staten Island) (8 acres)
Central Park Zoo (Between Upper East/West Sides) (6.5 acre)
Queens Zoo (Flushing, Queens) (5 acres)

NYC Aquarium (Coney Island )(14 acres)

Bronx Botanical Garden (250 acres)
Brooklyn Botanical Garden (52 acres)(note: has cool Japanese garden and pond)
Queens Botanical Garden (39 acres)
Staten Island Botanical Garden (aka Snug Harbor Botanical Garden) (has various gardens
scattered in its 83 acres, including 10 acres of wetlands;
note: also has cool NY Chinese Scholars Garden, a replica of a large Chinese house with pond)

Roosevelt Island (2 miles long / Access by 4.5 minute-tram Tramway Car at 59th and 2nd Ave or F Train; several parks; restaurants; small lighthouse)
Governor's Island (172 acres / Colonial Revival and Greek Revival architecture; fort; biking; hammocks; long slides on "Slide Hill"; small mountain acceses by rock stairway with close views of the Statue of Liberty; playgrounds; Season - May to October.)

Little Red Lighthouse (in Ft. Washington Park)
Roosevelt Island Lighthouse (in Lighthouse Park, Roosevelt Island, north)

• Brooklyn Botanical Garden - Japanese Garden
• Staten Island - Chinese Scholar's House and Gardens
• Met Museum - Astor Court (Indoor Chinese House Garden)
• Met Museum - Temple of Dendur (Egyptian Temple)
• Central Park - Belvedere Castle (Whimsicle miniature castle on a small hill in Central Park)
• Central Park - Swedish Cottage (Contains a marionette theater)
• Queens - Ganesh Hindu Temple (45-57 Bowne Street, Flushing, Queens) (The first ttraditional Hindu Temple in America)