Museums in New York City
New York is home to hundreds of institutions and museums that are known all over the world. Such is the rich heritage of the collections in museums of New York, that many museums make it to the top list of attractions and landmarks that people coming to New York visit.
These museums cover the breadth of human culture, as well as showcases some of the best bits of natural history that has ever been uncovered. No trip to New York is complete without visiting the American Museum of Natural History or the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Here are some of the most popular and widely visited museums in New York:
Home to over 2 million works of art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the United States and also one of the most visited in the world.
One of the oldest museums in America, the American Museum of Natural History is a must-visit. The museum is home to exhibitions featuring a T-Rex, the Alaskan Brown Bear diorama, a 94 foot whale model and much more.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is the home to an impressive collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art.
Considered to be the largest and most influential museum of modern art in the world, the Museum of Modern Art, is dedicated to collecting and showcasing some of the most important works of modern art.
The Whitney Museum of American Art focuses on works of art from America and has more than 21,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, films, photographs, and artifacts of by more than 3,000 artists from America.
An experience unlike any other, the Intrepid Museum is located on the USS Intrepid and has exhibitions features a space shuttle, a submarine capable of nuclear fire, the Concorde and other military and maritime exhibitions.