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Top Museums in New York

Some of the best museums in the world are in New York City. Spanning history, arts, culture and entertainment, these top institutions educate and inspire. Whether it’s an internationally renowned art museum or science or history establishment, there’s something for everyone. Here are the most iconic museum stops to include on your itinerary.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world, containing over 32 million animal, plant, and fossil specimens. It even has samples from space.

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, known as "The Guggenheim," is as well-known for its collection of art as it is for the architectural masterpiece of the building itself.

  • Included in CityPASS
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid is a museum now, but as an aircraft carrier it fought in and survived World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War, and even served as a NASA recovery vessel.

  • Included in CityPASS
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9/11 Memorial Museum

The National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center pays tribute to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, where nearly 3,000 lives were lost, including those who died saving others.

  • Included in CityPASS
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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

A symbol of American immigration, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and is under the care of the National Parks Service.

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The Museum of Modern Art, often called MoMA, is home to one of the world’s most prestigious modern and contemporary art collections. MoMA has six floors and is never the same museum twice.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known simply as "The Met," is one of the largest museums in the world and the largest art museum in the country. Spanning 5,000 years of art from every culture the world it constantly tops "best museums in the world" lists.

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Whitney Museum of American Art

For some reason, fame has a tendency to find artists after death. But the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City makes it their mission to showcase and promote the work of living artists.

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If you're looking to visit these top New York City museums, consider using New York CityPASS® tickets. You'll save nearly half off combined entrance fees to some of the top museums and tourist attractions in New York City.

New York CityPASS® tickets include admission to the Empire State Building and the American Museum of Natural History, as well as three option tickets that give travelers a choice between the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise, Guggenheim Museum, Top of the Rock®, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum or the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

If you think five attractions isn't right for you, check out New York C3® tickets, which give you admission to 3 of New York's top attractions. Choose from the attractions included in New York CityPASS® tickets, as well as MoMA, and Edge at Hudson Yards.

Want to see it all? Then check out New York C-All™ which gives you one-time admission to all of the attractions available in New York CityPASS® and New York C3® tickets.

Note: some special exhibits are not included and may require an extra fee.

Whitney Museum Photo Credit
Guggenheim Image David Heald © SRGF, NY

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