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Museums with a Suggested Admission

American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Museum
The Cloisters
El Museo del Barrio
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Moma PS1

Museum of the City of New York
Queens Museum of Art
Sculpture Center
Staten Island Museum
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Tibet House


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map markerAmerican Museum of Natural History

Address:  Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:   40.780948, -73.973093
Telephone:  212.769.5100
Web-Site:  www.amnh.org/
Email:  visitorinfo@amnh.org
Twitter:  @amnh
Facebook:  naturalhistory
Hours:  Open daily 10am–5:45pm, except Thanksgiving & Christmas
Suggested General Admission:   Adults, $19; Seniors & Students, $14.50; Children,
          ages 2–12, $10.50. For more information about ticket deals & purchasing online
          go to Admissions & Ticketing
Description:  Most popular museum in New York
Nearby Sights:  Central Park; New York Historical Society Museum
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map markerBrooklyn Museum

Address:  200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Coordinates:  40.671172, -73.963519
Telephone:  718.638.5000
Web-Site:  www.brooklynmuseum.org/
Email:  information@brooklynmuseum.org
Twitter:  @brooklynmuseum
Facebook:  brooklynmuseum
Hours:  Wed, 11am–6pm; Thurs, 11am–10pm; Fri–Sun, 11am–6pm.
Suggested Contribution:   Adults, $12; Seniors over 62 & Students, $8; Children under 12, Free
Historical Significance:  with 1.5 million pieces this is the 2nd largest collection of art in NYC
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map markerThe Cloisters Museum

Address:  99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.864962, -73.931438
Telephone:  212.923.3700
Web-Site:  www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters
Twitter:  @metmuseum
Facebook:  metmuseum
Hours:  March–October, Tues–Sun, 9:30am–5:15pm. CLOSED Mondays
          November–February, Tues–Sun, 9:30am–4:45pm.
          CLOSED Mondays (except holiday Mondays; CLOSED, Thanksgiving, December 25, January 1.
Suggested Contribution:   Adults, $25; Seniors 65+, $17; Students, $12; Children under 12, Free
Description:  "The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
          devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural
          elements, both domestic and religious, that date from the twelfth through the fifteenth
          century. The building and its cloistered gardens—located in Fort Tryon Park in northern
          Manhattan—are treasures in themselves, effectively part of the collection housed there. The
          Cloisters' collection comprises approximately three thousand works of art from medieval
          Europe, dating from about the ninth to the sixteenth century."
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map markerEl Museo del Barrio

Address:  1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.793082, -73.951394
Telephone:  212.831.7272
Web-Site:  www.elmuseo.org
Email:  info@elmuseo.org
Twitter:  @elmuseo
Facebook:  elmuseo
Hours:  Tues–Sat, 11am–6pm; CLOSED Sundays & Mondays;
          CLOSED, New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Suggested Admission:  Adults, $9; Students & Seniors, $5; Children under 12, FREE.
Description:  "Founded in 1969, El Museo specializes in Latin American and Caribbean art, with an
          emphasis on works from Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community in New York City. The
          museum features an extensive collection of around 8,500 pieces composed of pre–Columbian
          and traditional artifacts, particularly a large permanent Taino exhibit, as well as 20th century
          arts and crafts, graphics and popular media, Mexican masks, textiles from Chile and
          photographs and traditional art from Puerto Rico. There are often temporary exhibits on Puerto
          Rican and Latino modern art..."
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map markerMetropolitan Museum of Art

Address:  1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
Coordinates:  40.778942, -73.962303
Telephone:  212.535.7710
Web-Site:  www.metmuseum.org
Twitter:  @metmuseum
Facebook:  metmuseum
Hours:  Tues–Thur, 9:30am–5:30pm; Fri–Sat, 9:30am–9pm; Sun, 9:30am–5:30pm;
          CLOSED, Mondays (except holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1
Suggested Admission:   Adults, $25; Seniors 65+, 17; Students, 12; Children under 12, FREE
Description:  The Met, one of the premiere art museums in the world and the largest in the U.S., has
          a permanent collection containing more than two million works divided among seventeen
          curatorial departments. Beside the main building there is also a much smaller second location at
          "The Cloisters" in Upper Manhattan.
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map markerMoMA PS1

Address:  22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Avenue Long Island City, Queens
Coordinates:  40.745605, -73.946933
Telephone:  718.784.2084
Web-Site:  www.momaps1.org
Email:  visitor_services_ps1@moma.org
Twitter:  @momaps1
Facebook:  MoMAPS1
Hours:  Thurs–Mon, 12pm–6pm; CLOSED Tuesdays & Wednesdays;
          CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day.
Suggested Admission:  Adults, $10; Seniors & Students, $5; FREE to NYC Public School Students.
Description:  "MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in
          the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes
          its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an
          advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively
          pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an
          effort to support innovation in contemporary art."
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map markerMuseum of the City of New York

Address:  1220 Fifth avenue at 103rd Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.792418, -73.952258
Telephone:  212.534.1672
Web-Site:  www.mcny.org
Email:  info@mcny.org
Twitter:  @MuseumofCityNY
Facebook:  MuseumofCityofNY
Hours:  Open daily 10am–6pm; CLOSED, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
Suggested Admission:  Adults, $10; Seniors & Students, $6; Children 12 and under, FREE.
Description:  The museum's collections include paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs
          featuring New York City and its residents, as well as costumes, decorative objects and
          furniture, toys, rare books and manuscripts, marine and military
          collections, police and fire collections, and a theater collection.
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map markerQueens Museum of Art

Address:  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Coordinates:  40.745891, -73.846836
Telephone:  718.592.9700
Web-Site:  www.queensmuseum.org
Email:  info@queensmuseum.org
Twitter:  @QueensMuseum
Facebook:  QueensMuseum
Hours:  Wed–Sun, 12pm–6pm; CLOSED Mondays & Tuesdays;
          CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Suggested Admission:  Adults, $8; Seniors, Students & Children, $4.
Description:  The Queens Museum of Art, located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, is
          housed in the New York City Building that was constructed for the 1939 World's Fair and
          hosted the United Nations General Assembly 1946-50. The Museum, founded in 1972, houses
          the well–known Panorama of the City of New York, a scale model of the five boroughs built
          for the 1964 New York World's Fair. Situated in the most diverse county in the United States,
          the QMA has focused on outreach and access for a wide range of audiences. The museum is
          known for international contemporary art exhibitions that reflect the hyper–diversity of the
          borough.
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map markerSculpture Center

Address:  44‐19 Purves Street, Long Island city, Queens
Coordinates:  40.746887, -73.941019
Telephone:  718.361.1750
Web-Site:  www.sculpture-center.org
Email:  info@sculpturecenter.org
Twitter:  @sculpturecenter
Facebook:  sculpturecenternyc
Hours:  Thur–Mon, 11am–6pm; CLOSED Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
Suggested Admission:  Adults, $5; Students, $3.
Description:  "Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated
          to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter
          commissions new work and presents exhibits by emerging and established, national and
          international artists."
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map markerStaten Island Museum

Address:  75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island
Coordinates:  40.644324, -74.077726
Telephone:  718.727.1135
Web-Site:  www.statenislandmuseum.org
Email:  info@statenislandmuseum.org
Twitter:  @SIMuseum
Facebook:  StatenIslandMuseum
Hours:  Mon–Fri, 11am–5pm; Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, 12pm–5pm;
          CLOSED New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Suggested Admission:  Adults, $5; Seniors (65+) & Students (with ID); Children under 12, FREE
Description:  The museum's holdings are formally organized into three main collections: Natural
          Sciences, Fine Art and History Archives & Library. The natural science collections encompass
          over 500,000 botanical, biological, anthropological and mineral specimens; the art collection
          includes works spanning prehistory to the modern period, with representations of diverse world
          cultures from both the Western and Non-Western traditions; the historical collections include a
          library, maps and atlases, early films, audio recordings, photographs, historical objects,
          ephemera and archival documents reaching back to the 17th century.
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map markerThe Studio Museum in Harlem

Address:  144 West 125th Street, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.808241, -73.947723
Telephone:  212.864.4500
Web-Site:  www.studiomuseum.org
Email:  sali@studiomuseum.org
Twitter:  @studiomuseum
Facebook:  studiomuseum
Hours:  Thurs–Fri, 12pm–9pm; Sat, 10am–6pm; Sun, 12pm–6pm
Suggested Admission:  Adults, $7; Seniors & Students (with ID) $3; Children under 12, FREE;
          Sundays FREE to all.
Description:  The Studio Museum in Harlem was founded in 1968 as the first such museum in the
          U.S. devoted to the art of African-Americans, specializing in 19th and 20th century work as well
          work of artists of African descent. The scope of the Studio Museum includes exhibitions,
          Artists–in–Residence program, education and public programming, a permanent collection, and
          archival and research facilities. The museum's permanent collection contains over 1,600 works,
          including drawings, pastels, prints, photographs, mixed-media works and installations. It
          comprises works created by artists during their residencies, as well as pieces given to the
          Museum to create an art–historical framework for artists of African descent.
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map markerTibet House

Address:  22 West 15th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan
Coordinates:  40.737134, -73.994554
Telephone:  212.807.0563
Web-Site:  www.tibethouse.us
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Twitter:  @tibethouseus
Facebook:  TibetHouse.US
Hours:  Mon–Fri, 11am–6pm; Sun, 11am–4pm.
Suggested Admission:  $5 donation per person
Description:  "Tibet House US is dedicated to preserving Tibet's unique culture at a time when it is
          confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound
          wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire
          others to join the effort to protect and save it."
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