New York: 5 Museums You Can’t Miss

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New York: 5 Museums You Can’t Miss

New York: 5 Museums You Can’t Miss

With over 100 museums throughout New York’s 5 boroughs, it can be a difficult choice deciding on which museums to visit whilst in New York.

Here are City Tale’s 5 New York museums you can’t miss…

1. American Museum of Natural History

Located in Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History combines being a fantastic museum with being one of the world’s leading scientific research institutions. The Museum itself tells the story of earth’s evolution, taking the visitor on a journey from the ‘Big Bang’ all the way up to the present day.

In the north side of the building you’ll find The Rose Center for Earth & Space where you will find the impressive Hayden Planetarium Sphere which houses the planetarium theatre. Neil deGrasse Tyson is director of the Hayden Planetarium and has stated that the purpose of the centre is to ‘make science, specifically astronomy and astrophysics, more accessible to the public at every level of understanding.’

2. The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

If you want to know the story of New York City, you need to visit Ellis Island and specifically, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Modern day U.S. is a country built by immigrants and New York is the city that the majority of these immigrants arrived in, after being processed on Ellis Island. Around half of the current population of the U.S. is descended from the migrants who passed through the golden door of Ellis Island.

The museum and exhibition is designed to place visitors in a migrants shoes, effectively re-living the immigrant experience as you pass from the ferry dock, to the Baggage Room, through the Great Hall, down the Stairs of Separation and on to the Kissing Post. To really get the most out of your visit to Ellis island, including priority boarding for the ferry at Battery Park, book the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour. Your experienced New York City guide really adds to the experience with his added knowledge and stories of Ellis Island – Island of Hope, Island of Tears.

3. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Founded in 1929 as an educational program with only 8 prints and a single drawing, the MoMA now boasts over 100,000 pieces of art and has some 14,000 books in its library! Drawing millions of visitors annually MoMA lives up to its mission statement as one of the foremost modern art galleries in the world.

The MoMA combines extraordinary exhibitions with permanent collections of contemporary and modern art and also has a number of design & book stores located throughout New York City.

4. The 9/11 Memorial Museum

A beautiful site & memorial dedicated to the memory of those who tragically  lost their lives as a result of the September 11th attack. As well as the 9/11 memorial plaza where the peaceful, twin reflecting pools offer the chance to reflect on the events of 9/11, you can visit other sites that serve as part of the 9/11 memorial. Sites such as St. Paul’s Chapel – one of the oldest buildings in New York City and The Fireman’s Memorial which commemorates those who lost their lives after the largest mobilisation of emergency services in American history.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is America’s primary institution concerned with examining the implications of 9/11 and documenting the impact of the event that shocked the world. Our guided tours centered around the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center allow you to learn more about the event and the site through a New Yorker which will, hopefully, give you a deeper understanding.

5. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fifth Avenue) is up there with the largest and most impressive museums in the world. With just under 2 million works of art spanning a period of more than 5,000 years make sure you have plenty of time put aside.

As well as the Met on Fifth Avenue there is also the Met Breuer which focuses on modern and contemporary art, and the Met Cloisters which is dedicated to “the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe.”

The museum and exhibition is designed to place visitors in a migrants shoes. To really get the most out of your visit to Ellis island, including priority boarding for the ferry at Battery Park, book the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Tour. Your experienced New York City guide really adds to the immigrant experience effectively re-creating the immigrant experience taking your from the ferry dock, to the Baggage Room, through the Great Hall, down the Stairs of Separation and on to the Kissing Post. With this added insight and stories of Ellis Island you’ll really understand how it earned its nickname, Island of Hope, Island of Tears.

A beautiful site & memorial dedicated to the memory of those who tragically  lost their lives as a result of the September 11th 2001 attack at the World Trade Center. As well as the 9/11 memorial plaza where the peaceful, twin reflecting pools offer the chance to reflect on the events of 9/11, you can visit other sites that serve as part of the 9/11 memorial. Sites such as St. Paul’s Chapel – one of the oldest buildings in New York City and The Fireman’s Memorial which commemorates those members of the FDNY who lost their lives after the largest mobilization of emergency services in American history.

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