NYC Museums

Visit a Museum in NYC

Most Popular NYC Museums:

These are the most popular NYC museums and they are often have the highest entrance fees, making it hard to decide between them.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Museum of Natural History
  • The Met
  • The Guggenheim
  • MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
  • The Cloisters

Medium Popularity Museums in NYC:

These NYC museums are listed as less popular, but still quite compelling and are worth a visit.

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • The Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Dia Center for the Arts
  • Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • The Museum of the City of New York
  • New York City Fire Museum
  • New-York Historical Society
  • P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
  • Pierpont Morgan Library
  • Queens Museum of Art
  • Seaman’s Church Institute
  • Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences

Least Popular NYC Museums

These NYC museums have seen better days and are not popular at all. Unless someone has a specific interest in the subject matter, they are best avoided.

  • American Numismatic Society
  • Artists Space
  • Carnegie Hall/Rose Museum
  • Dahesh Museum
  • The Drawing Center
  • Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Goethe House German Cultural Center
  • Guggenheim Museum Soho
  • The Hispanic Society of America
  • The Municipal Art Society
  • Museum of American Folk Art
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • New York City Police Museum
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center
  • Taipei Gallery
  • Whitney Museum at Philip Morris

Museum Mile in NYC

Every major city around the world has a Museum Mile and NYC is no exception. Museum Mile is stretch along 5th Avenue between 58th Street and 89th Street which has many Museums and other fine arts institutions.The following NYC museums are located on Museum Mile:

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design
  • Jewish Museum
  • International Center of Photography
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • Goethe House
  • National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts