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.
$18 for students
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.
Pick up a free device in the museum or download the free Guggenheim app from iTunes to see and hear information about the collection, the building, and select exhibitions.
Get New York CityPASS, New York Explorer Pass, and New York pass for discounted admission to the Guggenheim and other New York attractions
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
The closest subway station is the 4/5/6 at 86th Street. The closest subway station that meets ADA accessibility guidelines is Grand Central, 42nd Street. M1, M2, M3, and M4 buses equipped with wheelchair lifts stop between 86th and 87th streets on Madison Avenue going uptown and on Fifth Avenue going downtown.
There is indeed a shop where you can pick up items for kids, art lovers, design enthusiasts and more!
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.
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Strollers are permitted in the museum. However, large toddler carriers and baby backpacks are not permitted in the galleries. The museum has a limited number of strollers available in the coat room for visitor use.
Open 10am - 5:45pm (7:45pm close Saturdays, and closed Thursdays). Some holiday hours may vary so check online
Closed Thursdays, Christmas Day & Thanksgiving
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