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New York Museums


 
  American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd St. (btw. Fifth Ave & Ave. of the Americas).
Artwork, furniture, pottery, quilts, and more.
(212) 265-1040
www.folkartmuseum.org
American Museum of Natural History American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West (at West 79th St.).
This wonderfully fascinating haven of history is complete with dinosaurs, primates, ancient artifacts, and an exciting hands-on Discovery Center for kids; plus IMAX films, and the Rose Center for Earth and Space-including shows in the state-of-the-art Hayden Planetarium.
(212) 769-5100
www.amnh.org
Center for jewish History Center for jewish History
15 West 16th St. (btw. Fifth Ave & Ave of the Americas)
About 100 million archival documents, a half-million books, and thousands of photographs, artifacts, painting, and textiles that document the Jewish experience. Home to the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
(212) 294-8301
www.cjh.org
Eldridge Street Synagogue Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street New York, New York 10002
Tel: 212.219.0888 - Fax: 212.966.4782
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www.eldridgestreet.org
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Ellis Island Immigration Museum Ellis Island Immigration Museum
View hundreds of fascinating artifacts and research the records of thousands of immigrants from 1892-1924 who helped to build the United States of America.
(212) 269-5755
www.ellisisland.org
www.nps.gov/stli
www.ellisisland-records.org
Guggenheim Museum, Solomor R. Guggenheim Museum, Solomor R.
1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th St.)
Home to one of the world's finest collections of Modern and contemporary art. A work of art in itself, the Frank LIoyd Wright-designed spiral structure houses contemporary masterpieces by Chagall, Picasso, Warhol, and more.
(212) 423-3500
www.guggenheim.org
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Pier 86 12th Ave. & West 46th Street New York, N.Y. 10036
A 900-ft. aircraft carrier-cum-museum with aircraft and submarine replicas on deck, a hands-on flight simulator, interactive tours of a sub and destroyer. Other thrill rides include G-Force Encounter and the 4-D Experience, as well as ongoing educational exhibits.
Public Information Line (212) 245-0072
www.intrepidmuseum.org
Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenue)
Five-story, 85,000sq.-ft. world-famous museum, life-size wax look-alikes figures of celebs, politicos, and other noteworthy personalities.
Open 365 days a year 10 am-8 pm.
General Information 1-800-246-8872
www.madame-tussauds.com
  Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. (at 82th St.) NY, New York 10028
World-famous and highly treasured collections of American, medieval, decorative, and Egyptian arts, textiles, and sculptures, arms and armor, musical instruments, Temple of Dendur (15 B.C.), and more.
(212) 535-7710
www.metmuseum.org
Museum of Modern Art QNS Museum of Modern Art QNS
45-20 33rd St. (at Queens Blvd.) Long Island City, Queens.
(212) 708-9400
www.moma.org
The Jewish Museum The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave (at 92nd Street) New York, NY 10128
Devoted to Jewish art and culture, ancient and modern. The museum opened to the public in its Fifth Avenue locatios in 1947 in the Mansion donated to the Seminary by Mrs. Frieda Schiff Warburg. Renovated and expanded, the Museum reopened in 1993 with double the previous amount of gallery space, new areas for educational programs, a larger shop, and a new cafe'.
(212) 423-3200
www.thejewishmuseum.org
The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler The Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler
State University of New York Maritime College Campus
6 Pennyfield Avenue, Bronx 10465
Among the largest collections of maritime industry materials in the nation, housed in 1833 fort
(718) 409-7218
www.maritimeindustrymuseum.org
   


 

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