Aside from its world-famous landmarks, the Big Apple also has a number of renowned museums and galleries that will fascinate people of all ages. So many these museums and galleries are that you will find a day or two will never be enough to explore even half of it! But of course, if your stay in New York is a bit limited, you can always settle for those considered to be the best museums in the city. Here are some of them:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West (Between 77th and 81Sts)
A 4-square block museum, the American Museum of Natural History is considered to be the best of all museums in New York. Of course that is quite relative, but there’s just so much to see in the museum, one could not help but agree. From its famous dinosaur halls to its hall dedicated to ocean life, your entire visit in New York can actually be spent here!
Museum of Modern Art
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Ask any New Yorker and they would definitely say that the Museum of Modern Art is simply one of the coolest museums in the city. Its oddly attractive collection of contemporary arts as well as the spectacular Guggenheim makes this museum worth any visit.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
5th Ave. at 82nd St
With a vast collection of mind-boggling masterworks, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is not just considered the best art museum in the city but also the best in the North American region. Every year, the museum attracts over 5 million visitors coming from all over the world. Measuring 1.6 million square feet, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is by far the largest in the Western Hemisphere.
Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York is the best place to be for those who want to learn more about the Big Apple. With its wide collection dedicated to the city, from costumes to photographs, dioramas, prints, and maps, one would be in awe getting a glimpse of the city’s humble beginnings.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th Street
Home to the world-famous jazz musician for 30 years, the Louis Armstrong House Museum has been preserved into what it exactly looked like when the musician died in 1971. Fans in particular will be delighted with their visit in this museum.
These museums are actually just glimpse of what awaits you in New York City. Visiting the city, you will find that there’s way more for you to visit when in the Big Apple.