Museum of Bronx History

Housed in the second oldest house in the Bronx, the wood and stone Valentine-Varian House, built in 1758, this museum hosts changing exhibitions, while the front parlor has a permanent display about the development of the area. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students/children.

Museum of Chinese in America

Artifacts, exhibits, events and archives chronicle the traditions and history of Chinese Americans.

Hours: Tu-W, F-Su 11 am-6 pm, Th 11 am-9 pm

Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (65+)/students, children under 12 and first Th of the month free

Museum of Food and Drink

It stands to reason that, in a city as obsessed with food as New York is, there should be an interactive museum dedicated to the culinary arts, with exhibits that visitors can taste, touch and smell.

Hours: F-Su noon-6 pm (last entry 5:30 pm)

General admission (includes unlimited fortune cookies and a small complimentary tasting): $14 adults, $10 seniors/students/military/disabled/low-income, $7 children 6-17, free for children 5 and under

Museum of Illusions

More than 70 exhibits, based on mathematics, psychology, biology and other sciences, invite visitors to test their vision and learn about the human brain and how it perceives. The totally interactive and Instagram-worthy (photos are encouraged) 4,500-square-foot, two-story space in a former bank building includes the Infinity Room, the Tilted Room, the Rotated Room and the Anti-Gravity Room. A playroom challenges young and old minds with teasers, puzzles, knots, tricks and mathematical games.

Hours: Daily 9 am-10 pm

Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Exhibitions and cultural events at this museum, which was created in 1997, celebrate the lives of those who perished in the Holocaust.

Hours: Su-Tu & Th 10 am-5:45 pm, W 10 am-8 pm, F 10 am-3 pm (thru March 11, 2016)

Closed: Thanksgiving Day

Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $7 students, children under 12 and W 4-8 pm free.

Museum of Modern Art

One of the world’s greatest repositories of 20th-century art contains masterpieces by van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, a sculpture garden and an extensive film collection.

Daily 10:30 am-5:30 pm, F until 8 pm

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, age 16 and under and F 4-8 pm free

Museum of Sex

This museum is dedicated to the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.

Hours: Su-Th 10:30 am-11 pm, F-Sa 10:30 am-midnight (last ticket sold one hour before closing)

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission: $17.50 M-F before 1 pm; $20.50 all other times

Museum of the American Gangster

Visitors learn about the history of organized crime in New York as they venture through an authentic Prohibition-era speakeasy, complete with photographs and artifacts like tommy guns.

Hours: Daily 1-6 pm

Admission: $20 adults, $12 seniors/students

Museum of the City of New York

New York City’s past, present and future are illustrated through paintings, photographs, toys, theatrical costumes, manuscripts and more that reflect the city’s rich diversity. The collection contains approximately 750,000 items. Throughout the year, temporary exhibitions and public programs educate, inform and delight the public.

The permanent exhibition, “New York at Its Core,” is a three-gallery, high-tech look at the city’s 400-year history.

Hours: Daily 10 am-6 pm

Suggested admission: $18 adults, $12 seniors (65+)/students, age 19 and under free

Museum of the Moving Image

The art, history, technique and technology of film, television and digital media are explored through exhibitions, programs and the nation’s largest permanent collection of moving-image artifacts.

Hours: W-Th 10:30 am-5 pm, F 10:30 am-8 pm, Sa-Su 10:30 am-6 pm

Admission: $15 adults, $11 seniors (65+)/students, $9 ages 3-17, children under 3 and F 4-8 pm free


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