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Fun Museums in New York City

New York City has a plethora of fun places to go to and see something out of the ordinary.  Among these fun places to go to, New York City has some of the best museums in the Unites States.

Here are a few museums to go to in New York City.

Skyscraper Museum

This is the perfect place for those with an engineering or architectural type of mindset. Explore how history, technology and construction techniques have influenced the buildings of today. The museums many exhibitions are sure to amaze and present you with some new knowledge.

Location: 39 Battery Place

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 12PM–6PM

Admission: Adults $5, Senior Citizens $2.50


Sony Wonder Technology Lab

Are you one of those technology enthusiasts? Or have you ever wondered how some of the gadgets of today came about? At the Sony Wonder Technology Lab you can participate in producing a film, developing a video game, programming a real robot, and even playing with some cool gadgets you have not seen before. In New York City, you can find a four-floor, totally hands-on playground featuring the latest technology. The best part about this museum is that admission is free!

Location: 56th Street and Madison Avenue, in the Sony Plaza Public Arcade

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10AM-5PM; Sunday: Noon-5PM. Closed Mondays and major holidays

Admission: Free


Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York has one main purpose: to bring you back to New York City’s roots. To the time of the Big Apple’s earliest days of elevated trains, bustling harbors, and top hat-and-tails dinner galas. The exhibitions explore New York’s current infrastructure, fashions, landmarks, and culture.

Location: 1220 5th Avenue (at 103rd Street)

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10AM–5PM

Admission: Rates are $9 Adults, $5 Seniors and students (suggested prices). Sundays 10AM–12PM FREE.

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Guggenheim Museum

From the very second you arrive, the sheer architecture of the building is sure to make an impression. If that doesn’t catch your attention, its collection of classic and modern art is sure to please your sights.

Location: 1071 Fifth Avenue

Hours: Open Mon-Wed,Fri,Sun 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-7:30pm

Admission: Adult $18; Senior (65+) $15; Student (13+) $15; Child (12 and under) Free


Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Located in the heart of New York City, this popular attraction brings people from all parts of the world. There is no other place where you can chat with world leaders, see your favorite movie star, and even catch a picture with your favorite celebrity. However, these come with a catch, a very “waxy” one that is, as these are wax figures. However, they are sure to come to live in your pictures and make everyone jealous!

Location: 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10AM–8PM; Friday-Saturday 10AM– 10PM.

Admission: Adults 13-59 $29, Children 4-12 $23, Senior Citizens $26


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