Museum of the City of New York Manhattan
Where is it at?
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
Tel: 212 534 1672
Where are we going today?
The Museum of the City of New York is the place to go to find out more about the city. The exhibits have just about everything you ever wanted to know about New York City and then some.
They offer permanent galleries and exhibitions as well as visiting collections and shows, covering a total a tremendous quantity of perspectives of the city and it's inhabitants. There are often drop in creative workshops available and many other features to enrich the trip for smallish children.
Seasonal events and special programming are also regularly held here, with an events section purely for families, plus docents' choice guided tours help get the most education from your visit.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 12 years.
When can we go?
Open daily 10am to 6pm.
Educator led school programs are available for grades K through 12..
Any Top Tips?
Join a Museum Docent for a tour of a select exhibition or a highlights tour, every Wednesday, at 2pm. Free with Museum admission. All tours are in English..
Need a little extra help?
An accessible entrance is available on 104th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues. A wheelchair lift is available for access to the Museum Auditorium. Headsets and neck loops for hard of hearing visitors are available for programs in the Museum auditorium..
What people are saying?
by John Choe
If you're interested in the City of New York, you've come to the right place. The Museum of the City of New York is absolutely the best place to begin your orientation to all things NYC. There are well-curated exhibits about the history and context in which our City has grown to its present status as a world capital. There are amazing explorations of street art and protest movements as well as multimedia presentations about our metropolis. You will not be disappointed.
by Gene Robins
In addition to the terrific exhibits, featuring a wide variety of arts, the staff is especially welcoming and helpful.
The museum hours are the best - open seven days a week until 6pm! No getting chased out of the galleries at 4:45pm as happens in many other museums.
by Michell Eike
Almost 1/2 of the museum was under construction, but they still charged us full price. Don't expect to even see the advertised exhibits, these were also closed for the day.
by Lucy Dee
Not a very crowded museum, but they have an interesting exhibit about major social movements in American history. The exhibit on small living spaces was not as interesting, innovative, or interactive as it could have been. The Green Wood Cemetary exhibit was somewhat interesting, little tidbits of American History and famous people buried there. If you like maritime pictures, there's a collection here as well.
by Avalyn Jackson
Im a big fan of MCNY as well as a member. Its great to see exhibits based solely on NYC. Their recent exhibit Rising Waters, Hurricane Sandy photography, is a must see. Very nicely done. I recommend becoming a member. You will get to attend many of their opening nite celebrations and see the exhibits before the public.