The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)
Adults $25, Seniors $18 (65 and over with ID), Students $14 (Full-time with ID), Children Free (16 and under)
The MoMa has extraordinary exhibits that contain the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art. With over 150,000 pieces ranging from paintings and photographs to sculptures and films, this museum is one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.
American Museum of Natural History
Adult $22 / Child (2-12) $12.50 / Senior & Student $17
Founded in 1869, the AMNH has collections of over 33 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts. With about 5 million visits annually, their mission is “To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met is known to be the largest art museum in the United States that covers everything from paintings, sculptures and decorative arts of the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians to musical instruments, costumes, textiles and armor. This museum consists of over 2 million works making it one of the most visited art museums in the world.
Whitney Museum of American Art
$22 adults; $17 seniors and students
The Whitney consists of modern and contemporary American art in the Meatpacking District. Emphasizing seminal artists and artworks from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, The Whitney’s collection includes over 21,000 works created by more than 3,000 artists in the United States totaling some 600 works when the Museum opened in 1931.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Adults $25, Students and Seniors (65 years +) $18, Children under 12 free
The Guggenheim interprets modern and contemporary art. The Guggenheim Foundation includes architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms in New York, Venice, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi. Founded in 1937, its first New York–based venue was created for the display of art.