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8 Best Museums in New York City Worth Visiting

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Jun 18, 2019
The word 'Museum' may sound boring, but when you visit some of the top museums in New York City (NYC), you will find these massive halls feature some of the greatest exhibits from different fields. Visiting these best museums in NYC will definitely help you stumble on stuff you never knew existed, and keep alive the urge in children and adults to learn more.

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Founded in 1870, this museum has been featuring over 5,000 years of art for over a 140 years. It is a treasure cove to find rare and beautiful objects as well as appreciate art from different eras and cultures.

2. The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation

Established in 1939 by Solomon R. Guggenheim, it is an architectural icon. It is a ‘Temple of the Spirit’ where modern, radical art meets an exuberant architecture.

3. Children’s Museum of the Arts

Founded in October 1988 by Kathleen Schneider, the museum has over 2,000 pieces of children’s artwork as a permanent exhibit from around the world.

4. Brooklyn Children’s Museum

This is the world’s 1st children’s museum and the largest cultural institution specially designed for children and their families. Founded in 1899, it serves innumerable children with exhibits including visual arts, music, natural science, and world cultures.

5. Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 by Henry Collins Brown, this museum has a colossal collection of exceptional items such as Eugene O’Neill’s handwritten manuscripts, over 750,000 objects including decorative arts, photographs, paintings, toys, and much more.

6. The Morgan Library & Museum

Established in 1924, after J. P. Morgan, Jr. donated his father’s valuable library to the public. He was also an avid collector of manuscripts, drawings, prints, artifacts, etc. Thus, making the core of the extraordinary Morgan Library & Museum.

7. American Museum of Natural History

From over 150 years, this museum continues its journey in the discovery, explanation, and interpretation of information related to human culture, the natural world, and the universe. It was founded in 1869 and is the most renowned field guide regarding the planet and world culture.

8. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Founded in 1982 after the acquisition of the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, it serves as a non-profit educational institution. It is home to many aircrafts, space shuttles, and collections that honor American water, space, and air heroes.
New York City is the most happening cultural capital and world-class museum hub. Many museums in the city display rare and cutting-edge gems related to antiques, art, culture, history, science, technology, and many treasures that need to be preserved for future generations to understand the rich human journey throughout the ages.