Guggenheim Museum

New York, NY

Where are we going?

Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave
New York
NY 10128

212 423 3587

What is there to do?

It's a day out in New York City surrounded by fascinating history, inspiring art, and stunning architecture. Yes, we're off to the Guggenheim Museum.

This iconic museum is not only filled with exhibitions showcasing some truly inspiring artworks, but the building itself was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and is often seen to be his greatest masterpiece, so as soon as you walk through the door your adventure will begin!

The collections themselves within the Guggenheim Museum fall into two categories: the ongoing and the temporary. Not only can you keep going back to see your favorite permanent fixtures, but there might just be something else new to explore too!

Kids who have an interest in art will particularly get something out of this day out. They can learn that art comes in all forms, such as sculptures, drawings and photography. It's not just about the paintings. They can also be creatively inspired by the colors, techniques and thought behind the works.

There are works by the iconic Picasso, as well as sculptures from Brancusi.

If it is the architecture that you love, there are public tours focused on just that among the daily Art in the Around led by gallery educators. It's an invaluable experience for those interested in learning about Wright's design, as well as the museum collection and special exhibitions.

The museum's great rotunda has been the site of many celebrated special exhibitions, while its smaller permanent galleries are devoted to it's own renowned collection, which ranges from Impressionism through contemporary art.

Suited towards the older kids, the Guggenheim Museum is a New York landmark that should be visited at least once.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $25

Children: $18 for students

Discount: Every Saturday, from 5–7:45 pm, you can pay what you wish for admission (cash only). Suggested admission is $10 and the last ticket is issued at 7:15 pm.

Free Under: 12 years.


Need a little extra help?

The museum is wheelchair accessible except for the High Gallery, which is at the top of the first ramp and accessible by two low stairs. Standard manual wheelchairs are available, electric ones are permitted. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are available in the Sackler Center on the lower level, and on Annex Level 7.


When can we go?

Open 10am - 5:45pm (7:45pm close Saturdays, and closed Thursdays). Some holiday hours may vary so check online

Closed Thursdays, Christmas Day & Thanksgiving


Any top tips?

Get New York CityPASS, New York Explorer Pass, and New York pass for discounted admission to the Guggenheim and other New York attractions

I’m Hungry!

You won't be going hungry in this iconic museum! The Wright offers American bistro cuisine, and Cafe 3 is a casual environment for that latte, wine or snack including pastries, chocolates and sandwiches!

Healthy Eating

There are salads and sandwiches on offer in Cafe 3 - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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