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From fine art to trolls, check out all that NYC’s museums have to offer!

Home to nearly 32 million artifacts, New York City is never short of places to go and things to see. Photography, sculptures, fossils, and technology are only a few topics covered in the many museums the city houses. We’ve narrowed them to our favorites.

 

Art

We’ve all heard of the Met, MoMa, & Whitney before, so here are a few other art museums that’ll have you in awe.

 

Museum of Arts & Design (MAD)

MAD Museum. Photo Credit: Travel & Leisure.

MAD Museum. Photo Credit: Travel & Leisure.

Home to the history and interpretation of contemporary crafts and designs, MAD exhibits modern artwork in well lit and spacious rooms. The museum is located at the geographical heart of Manhattan, right around Columbus Circle. It’s open from 10am-6pm on the weekends, Tuesdays & Wednesdays; 10am-9pm on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Brooklyn Museum

FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds. Photo Credit: Brooklyn Museum.

FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds. Photo Credit: Brooklyn Museum.

Located right around Flatbush and Prospect Heights, the Brooklyn Museum hosts diverse visual artwork from all over the world. From ancient to modern, you’re sure to experience it all. It’s open from 11am-6pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, and the weekend; 11am-10pm on Thursdays.

 

The Frick Collection

Frick Museum. Photo Credit: Sugar Lift.

Frick Museum. Photo Credit: Sugar Lift.

Home to American Industrialist Henry Frick, the museum began as his personal art collection in his Fifth Avenue home. Since he and his family passed, the residence was converted to a public institution. It’s open from 10am-6pm on Tuesday-Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays.

 

Science

Even if science wasn’t your favorite subject growing up, these museums will have you curious for more.

 

American Museum of Natural History

Hall of Ocean Life. Photo Credit: Zeal NYC.

Hall of Ocean Life. Photo Credit: Zeal NYC.

From biodiversity on Earth to planets far beyond our solar system, the American Museum of Natural History has got it all. Located on the Upper West Side, this city favorite will take you across the world in just a few steps. It’s open every day from 10am-5:45pm.

 

Body Worlds Exhibit

Body Worlds: Pulse. Photo Credit: NY Times.

Body Worlds: Pulse. Photo Credit: NY Times.

This one isn’t for the weak hearted! For a look at the human body in a way you’ve never seen it before, be sure to check out the Body Worlds Exhibit in Times Square this summer. Originally designed as a new approach to teaching anatomy, plastination is used here to preserve these real human bodies. It’s open 9am-8pm on Sunday-Thursday and 9am-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

The Intrepid

The Intrepid Museum. Photo Credit: Circle Line.

The Intrepid Museum. Photo Credit: Circle Line.

For a look inside a submarine and a walk along a flight deck head to the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum located at Pier 86 just north of the Lincoln Tunnel. Home to the world’s fastest military jet and a fascinating description of its role in American history, visit the museum for a tour! It’s open from 10am-5pm on Monday-Friday and 10am-6pm on the weekends and holidays.

 

Unique

With New York City comes the weird, the wacky, and the wild. There’s no exception for museums. Here are some of the most unique museums in the city!

 

The Troll Museum

Troll Museum. Photo Credit: TimeOut NY.

Troll Museum. Photo Credit: TimeOut NY.

Founded by Reverend Jen, the Troll Museum is half home, half troll doll collection. They come in all shapes and sizes, and each has a unique story. Since she does live in her museum, tours are by appointment only.

 

Museum of Sex (MoSex)

Museum of Sex. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.

Museum of Sex. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.

Yes, you read that correctly. The museum’s mission statement is “to preserve and present the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality.” Located north of Madison Square Park, it’s open from 10am-9pm on Sunday-Thursday, and 11am-11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Mmuseumm

Mmuseumm. Photo Credit: Mmuseumm.

Mmuseumm. Photo Credit: Mmuseumm.

Ever wanted to see novelty Lay’s chips alongside rocks from Mars in one tiny room? You’re in luck: Mmuseumm holds just that. A modern natural history museum of sorts, it’s located in an elevator shaft on Cortlandt Alley in Lower Manhattan.

 

Museum of Ice Cream

Museum of Ice Cream. Photo Credit: Ashby Dodd.

Museum of Ice Cream. Photo Credit: Ashby Dodd.

This summer, the Museum of Ice Cream has been all the rage. Featuring a pool of rainbow sprinkles, an immersive chocolate room, and an ice cream sandwich swing, what more could you ask for? Plus, you’ll receive complimentary ice cream from some of the best ice cream shops in the city. It’s open from 11am-9pm on Wednesday-Saturday & Monday, and from 11am-8pm on Sundays.

 

Photo Credit: GIPHY.

Photo Credit: GIPHY.

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