The SoHo home and studio of minimalist Donald Judd (1928-1994) is a multistory, completely restored cast-iron structure. All artworks, including important pieces by Judd, Dan Flavin, Jean Arp, Kurt Schwitters, John Chamberlain and others, are displayed as originally installed by Judd.
Hours: The museum is open for 90-minute guided visits Tu, Th-F at 1, 3 & 5 pm, Sa 11 am, 1, 2 & 4 pm by reservation only. Reservations can be made online or by calling 866.811.4111. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 24–Jan. 1
Recovered objects, photographs, oral stories, films and personal effects—such as a tattered lamb stuffed animal, a fireman’s jacket and a diner receipt—displayed in the museum's galleries offer visitors the chance to pay their respects to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, NYC terrorist attacks.
Hours: M-Sa 10 am-6 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm
Gallery admission: $15 adults, $10 seniors/students/military, $5 children 8-12
Gallery admission and guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial: $25 adults/seniors/students/military, $10 children 8-12
The national historic landmark in Lower Manhattan marks the site where enslaved and free Africans were buried during the 18th century. The grounds were rediscovered in 1991
Visitor Center: Tu-Sa 10 am-4 pm
Outdoor Memorial: M-Sa 9 am-5 pm (Closed Nov. 1, 2015-March 1, 2016)
Also known as Clear Comfort, this is where professional Victorian photographer Alice Austen spent most of her youth. Today, the house is a historic landmark, displaying mementos and photographs from both Austen’s life and her work.
Hours: Tu-Su 11 am-5 pm
Admission: $3 suggested donation
More than one hundred acres of woodlands, trails, streams and ponds, plus a nature center that offers classes, a wildlife tracking seminar and a hands-on animal center. Daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Call ahead if coming on Sat & Sun, as weekend hours can vary.). Free.
Visitors can explore an impressive selection of hangars built and designed during World War II and containing operational warplanes from WWII battles—including an original, flight-ready 1944 P-47 Thunderbolt, North American AT-6, Vought F4U Corsair and Curtiss P-40 Warhawk—and authentic period flight gear, plus a collection of WWII vehicles and artillery, such as a Sherman tank and General Patton’s armored cars that helped break down the gates to Nazi concentration camps.
Hours: Thu-Su 10:30 am-4 pm
The museum’s permanent collection of more than 8,000 objects focuses on works created by self-taught (as opposed to formally trained) American artists in a variety of mediums and dating from the 18th century to today. Included are paintings, from portraits to genre scenes; quilts, needlework and other textiles; and 3-D works, such as weather vanes and whirligigs.
Hours: Tu-Th, Sa 11:30 am-7 pm, F noon-7:30 pm, Su noon-6 pm
Holiday Hours (Nov. 9–Dec. 28): M-Th 11:30 am-7:30 pm, F noon-7:30 pm, Sa 11:30 am-7 pm, Su noon-6 pm
Guests explore halls filled with full-scale dinosaur skeletons, fossils, dioramas, artifacts, gems and minerals (including a rare 2-foot-long jade slab), meteorites and more. The Hayden Planetarium, with its immersive space show, is located in the museum’s Rose Center for Earth and Space.
Hours: Daily 10 am-5:45 pm Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Suggested admission: $22 adults, $17 seniors/students (with ID), $12.50 ages 2-12
Contemporary Asian paintings and sculpture, plus programs focusing on literature, film, music, dance and performance, promote understanding among the people and institutions of the United States and Asia.
Hours: Tu-Th, Sa & Su 11 am-6 pm, F 11 am-9 pm
Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students (with ID), children under 16 and F 6-9 pm free