New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

This cultural institution features more than 60,000 objects and works of art focused on the history of New York. 

Hours: Tu-Th, Sa 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm

Admission: $21 adults, $16 seniors and educators, $13 students, $6 children 5-13, age 4 and under free, pay what you wish F 6-8 pm

Night at the Museum Tour

See the actual exhibits behind the making of the “Night at the Museum” movies at the American Museum of Natural History. On this self-guided tour, you will visit Rapa Nui (Easter Island), famous for its rows of towering figures of deified ancestors; the famous (and mischevous) capuchin monkeys that live in forest areas from northeastern Mexico to northern Argentina; African Elephants; and of course, and of course, a replication of the Tyrannosaurus rex, complete with its 4-foot-long jaw and 6-inch-long teeth. 

Official NYC Information Center-Harlem

Mon-Fri noon-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Official NYC Information Center-Midtown

Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Holidays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Official NYC Information Kiosk-Chinatown

Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., holidays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Official NYC Information Kiosk-City Hall

Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m., holidays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

One World Observatory

The three-level indoor observatory is located at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Palitz Gallery

Located in Syracuse University’s Joseph I. Lubin House, this gallery features loan exhibitions, as well as paintings, sculptures and other artwork from the university's collection.

Hours: M-F 10 am-6 pm, Sa 11 am-4 pm

Admission: Free

Parsons School of Design

The Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries are recently renovated and offer year-round exhibitions of outside artists and designers, Parsons faculty, and students.

Hours: F-W noon-6 pm, Th noon-8 pm

Admission: Free

Poets House

The center devoted solely to poetry holds readings, conversations, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year. The library contains more than 60,000 volumes, which are available to read in-house. The children’s room offers young ones the opportunity to experience poetry first-hand, either through readings and performances by noted poets and actors or by composing their own poems on old-faxhioned but fully functioning manual typewriters.

Hours: Tu–F 11 am–7 pm, Sat 11 am–6 pm. Children’s room: Th-Sa 11 am-5 pm

Admission: Free


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