Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street
New York, NY 

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Thu 10 am–9 pm
Fri–Mon 10 am–5 pm

Suggested $20, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 19 & under

Explore the greatest city in the world at this small museum with a big collection of theater artifacts, furniture, toys, paintings, sculpture and photos arranged into exhibits that entertain and educate all ages.

✨ Favorite spots include a dangling light installation above the stunning spiral staircase and the fascinating, multimedia New York at Its Core exhibition.

👨🏿‍🍳 In Gingerbread NYC: The Great Borough Bake-Off, see gingerbread displays from top bakeries and amateur bakers from across the city representing “Iconic New York” winter scenes.

🎬 See depictions of New York in film and television, visual and performing arts, music, poetry, literature, and fashion in block-long This Is New York: 100 Years of the City in Art and Pop Culture.

✌🏾 In Activist New YorkExplore the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present. Through artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components, learn how New Yorkers have banded together on issues as diverse as civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom.

🎥 Watch the history of New York City unfold in 28-minute film Timescapes.

🍽 Pick up coffee, sandwiches, pastries, quiches, sandwiches and other goodies served fresh from Amy’s Bread at Chalsty’s Cafe on the second floor, with tables & chairs overlooking the sparkly stairwell.

🌳 Across Fifth Avenue from the magical Conservatory Garden in Central Park.

🎟 Save 50%+ on admission at this link. Free admission for teachers and educators, CUNY students & staff members, active-duty military personnel and ‘neighbors’ who live or work in zip codes 10029, 10035, or 10037.