Si lo suyo son los museos, debe visitar sin duda alguna la ciudad de Nueva York. Muchos de los museos mas importantes del mundo están situados en la ciudad de los rascacielos desde el Guggenheim con su edificio de diseño construido con interiores y un hall espectacular, pasando por el Museo de Arte Metropolitano.
New York es un lugar delicioso para todos los amantes de la pintura, la escultura y el arte en general.
Algunos museos a destacar son:
Museo Nacional de los Indios Americanos
El Museo de Cera
El MOMA (Museo de Arte Moderno)
Es importante consultar las guías de la ciudad pues muchos museos tienen políticas de entrada gratuita un día o unas horas determinadas a la semana e incluso algunos tienen política de “pay you wish” paga lo que desees aceptando donativos de unos 5 a 7 dólares por entrar.
Nueva York también es conocida como “la ciudad que nunca duerme”
Para los que busquen algo original destacamos el “New York Skyride simulator” es un simulador en el que el público puede tener la sensación de volar por New York a través de pantallas gigantes en forma de aventura sobre el cielo.
A continuación os facilitamos una lista de los principales museos- The Abigail Adams Smith Museum, 421 E. 61st St. 212-838-6878. $3 (seniors, students $2; school groups students $1; under 12 free). Tu-Su 11-4. Closed for the month of August and on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Bus: M15, M28, M31. Subway: 4, 5, 6, R, N to 59th St. Stone stable built in 1799 on an estate belonging to President John Adams’s son-in-law, converted to a residence and inn in the 1830s. Period rooms, headquarters of the Colonial Dames of New York.
– The Alice Austin House, 2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island. 718-816-4506. $2 suggested donation. Th-Su 12-5. Bus: M1, M6, M15. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St. Staten Island Ferry to St. George, then Bus S51 to Hylan Blvd.
– Alternative Museum, 212-966-4444. Contemporary art. Visit the Internet museum online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
– American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, 212-408-1500. Free. Mo-We, Fr 10-6, Th 10-7, Sat 10-5. Bus M104, M5, M7, M66. Subway: A, B, C, D, 1, 9 to 59th St.
– American Craft Museum, 40 W. 53rd St. 212-956-3535. $7.50 (seniors, students, $4; under 12, free). Mo-Su 10-6; Th 6-8 suggested donation. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7. Subway 1, 9, to 50th St., E, F to 5th Ave., B, D, F, Q to Rockefeller Center, 6 to 51st St. Quilts, basketweaving, pottery and textiles are a few of the crafts featured.
– American Folk Art Museum, 45 W. 53rd St. 212-265-1040. $9 ($5 students and senior citizens; Fri 6-8, free). Tu-Su 10-6; Fr 10-8. Bus M1, M2, M3, M4, M6, M7. Subway E, F to 53rd St. Features folk art from the 18th century to the present.
– American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria, Queens. 718-784-4520. Recorded information telephone number: 718-784-0077. $10 includes screening (Seniors, children, students with ID, $7.50; ages 5-18, $5; members free). Admission to the galleries is free from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Friday. Film screenings on Saturday and Sunday are free with Museum admission.W-Th 12-5, F 12-8, Sa & Su 11-6:30, group tours available by appt T-F. Bus: Q101. Subway: R or G to Steinway St. This museum is dedicated to the art, technology and history of filmed entertainment.
– Museo Americano de la Historia Natural, Central Park West at 79th St. 212-769-5100. $10 suggested donation (seniors, students with ID, $7.50; ages 2-12 $6; separate admission to IMAX films, Planetarium Space Shows and some special exhibits; discount combinations avail.). Su-Th 10-5:45, Fr & Sa 10-8:45. Bus: M7, M10, M11. Subway: 1/9 to 79th St.; B, C to 81st St. Great museum combined with working research center in fields related to natural history and anthropology. It features the largest number of real dinousaur fossils. Celebrated fossil and gemstone collections. Interactive exhibits.
– Sociedad Numismatica Americana, Broadway at 155th St. 212-234-3130. Free. Tu-Fr 9-4:30. Bus: M4, M5. Subway: 1 to 157th St., A, B to 155th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. Permanent collection and library devoted to coins, medals, and paper money. At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 33 Liberty St. 212-234-3130. Free. Mo-Fr 10-4. Bus M1, M6, M15. Subway 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall St., N, R, 1, 9 to Cortlandt St., J, M to Fulton St., A, C to Broadway/Nassau.
– Americas Society (Galeria de Arte), 680 Park Ave. at 68th St. 212-249-8950. Free. Tu-Su, 12-6. Bus: M66 crosstown. Subway: 6 to 68th St. Displays of work by artists of the western hemisphere, in a 1911 mansion built for financier Percy Pyne.
– Archivos / Films antologia, 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. 212-505-5181. $8 (seniors, students with ID $5). Call for schedule of programs. Bus: M15 to 2nd St. Subway: 6 to Bleecker St.; F to 2nd Ave.
– Aquarium, W. 8th St. & Surf Ave., Brooklyn. 718-265-FISH. $11 (seniors, children ages 2-12, $7; under 2, free). Mo-Fr 10-5:15; Sa-Su, holdiays 10-6:15. Bus: B36, B68. Subway: F, D to West 8th St. There is on-site parking available for $18.
– Architectural League of New York Urban Center, 457 Madison Ave. at 51st St. 212-753-1722. $10 for lectures and programs. Mo-Fr 9-5. Subway: 6 to 51st St.; E, F to Fifth Ave.
– Louis Armstrong House and Archives, Rosenthal Library, Queens College Campus, Flushing, Queens. 718-997-3670. Free. Mo-Fr 10-5 (Summer hours: M-Th 10-5), call ahead. Subway: E, F, G, R to 71st St.-Continental Ave., then Q65A bus to 150th St. Home and memorabilia of the great jazz trumpet player and vocalist.
– The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue. Free. Mo-Fr 9-5. Subway: N, R, W to 5 Ave./59th Street. www.nycgovparks.org. History of New York parks, exhibitions and gallery space.
– Art in General, 79 Walker Street., 212-219-0473. Free. Tu-Sa 12-6.
– Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. at 70th St. 212-517-ASIA. $10 ( $7 seniors; $5 students with ID and Fr 6-9 Free). Tu-Su 11-6, Fr 11-9. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 68th St. Devoted to the arts and culture of all Asia.
– AXA Gallery, 787 Seventh Ave. at 51st street. 212-554-4818. Free. Mo-Fr 11-6, Sa 12-5. Subway 1, 9 to 50th St., N, R to 49th St., E to 7th Ave., B, D, F, Q to Rockefeller Center.
– The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, 18 W. 86th St. 212-501-3000. $3 (seniors/students $2; under 12 free). Bus: M86. Subway: B, C to 86th St. .
– Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Rd., Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx. 718-885-1461. $2.50 (seniors, students $1.25; under 12 free). W, Sa & Su 10-4. Manor house, circa1675, of the Lords of the Manor of Pelham, remodeled in the 1830s by Minard Lefever, and now headquarters of the International Garden Club.
– Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum, Temple Emanu-El, 1 E. 65th St., 212-774-1400. Free. Su-Th 10-4; Fr 10-4, Sa 1-4. More than 250 objects of Judaica highlight traditional Jewish life and the history of the congregation.
– Billopp/Conference House, Conference House Park, foot of Hylan Blvd., Tottenville, Staten Island. 718-984-2086. $3 (seniors, children $2). Open May 3-Dec. 15, F, Sa & Su 1-4. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St.; Staten Island Ferry to St. George. From Staten Island Ferry, either Bus 78 to the end of the line or Staten Island Rapid Transit to Tottenville, then a mile (2 km.) walk through the historic village. Large stone manor house built in 1690 by British naval captain Christopher Billopp, site of a failed peace conference during the American Revolutionary War.
– Bowne House, 37-01 Bowne St., Flushing. 212-359-0528. $2 (seniors, students, $1; under 6, free). Tu, Sa & Su 2:30-4:30; groups at other times by appt. Subway: 7 to Main St., Flushing. Homestead of Quaker John Bowne, who figured in an early struggle for religious freedom.
– Museo de las Artes del Bronx,1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St., Bronx. 718-681-6000. $3 (seniors, students $2; W Free). W 12-9, Th-Su 12-6. Subway: B, D, 4 to 161St./Yankee Stadium, B, D to 167 St.
– Zoo del Bronx, Bronx River Pkwy. at Fordham Rd., Bronx. 718-367-1010.$9, $5 (seniors/ages 2-12; under 2, free; W free). M-Fr 10-5, Sa & Su & Holidays 10-5:30. Bus: Liberty Lines, call 718-652-8400. Subway: 2 to Pelham Pkwy. More than 4,000 animals.
– Jardín Botánico de Brooklyn, 900 Washington Ave. at Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn. 718-623-7200. $3 (seniors, students with ID $1.50; 15 under, Tu, Sa 10-12 free). Tu-F 8-6, Sa & Su 10-6. Bus: B41, B43, B48, B71. Subway: D to Prospect Park; 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy. Tropical Forest, Desert Pavilion and the Trail of Evolution are all ongoing.
– Museo de los niños de Brooklyn,145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn. 718-735-4400. $4. W-Fr 2-5, Sa & Su 10-5. Bus: B47, B44 to St. Mark’s Ave., B45, B65 to Brooklyn Ave. Subway: 3 to Kingston Ave. Natural Science Area.
– La historia de Brooklyn, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. 718-222-4111. Closed for restoration of building.
– Museo del Arte de Brooklyn, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. 718-638-5000., $6 (students/ seniors $3, first Sa of each month 5-11, free) W-Fr 10-5, Sa & Su 11-6, first Sa each month 11-11. Bus B71, B41, B69, B48. Subway 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy./ Brooklyn Museum. The second largest museum in New York City. On-site parking.
– Castle Clinton, Battery Park. Fort constructed in 1811, one of a chain that guarded the harbor, later converted, successively, to a concert hall, an immigration station, and an aquarium; now restored. Free. Daily 9-5. Subway: N, R to Whitehall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green.
– Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street. 212-316-7540. $5 (Students, seniors $4). Bus: M4, M60, M104. Subway: 1, 9, A, C to 110th Street. World’s largest cathedral, housing artwork by Raphael and Keith Haring.
– Center for Book Arts, 626 Broadway, near Houston St., 5th Fl. 212-460-9768. Free. Mo-Fr 10-6, Sa 10-4. Bus: M1, M5, M6. Subway: 6 to Bleecker St.; B, D, F, Q to Broadway/Lafayette St.; N, R to Prince St.
– Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., between Fifht and Sixth avenues. Tu, W and Su 11am-5pm, Th 11-8pm. 6$ for adults, 4$ for students and senior citizens. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M7, M14. Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q, W to 14th St/Union square; F, V to 14th St.
– Zoo del Central Park, 830 Fifth Ave. 212-861-6030. Gallery free, daily 10-4. $3.50 (seniors $1.25; ages 3-12, $0.50; under 3, free), Mo-Fr 10-5, Sa-Su, holidays 10-5:30. . Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 64th St. & Fifth Ave. Subway: F, N, R to Fifth Ave., 6 to 68th St./ Hunter College. More than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats.
– Museo de Arte Chelsea, 566 West 22nd St, between 10th and 11th Avenues. W-Su noon-6pm. $3. Bus: M11, M23. Subway: C, E to 23rd St. 1-212-255-0719. www.chelseaartmuseum.org.
– Children’s Galleries for Jewish Culture, 515 W. 20th Street, 4E. 212-924-4500. $5 – includes art projects and admission (special rates may apply Sundays). Bus: M11, M14, M23. Subway: C, E to 23rd Street. www.jcllcm.com
– Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St. 212-721-1223. $5 ($2.50 senior citizens, free children under 2).W-Su 10-5. Bus: M7, M10, M11, M104 to W. 83rd St., crosstown M79 or M86 to Amsterdam. . Subway: 1/9 to 79th St. or 86th St. Offers exhibits for children 18 months through preteen years.
– Children’s Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette St. 212-274-0986. $5 (Th 4-6 by donation) W& Fr 12-5, Th-Su 12-6. Bus: M1, M5, M6. Subway: 6 to Spring St.; N, R to Prince St.; B, D, F, Q to Broadway-Lafayette St. Two levels of interactive play areas.
– China Institute Gallery,125 E. 65th St. 212-744-8181. $3, ($2 seniors/students with ID; under 12 and Tu & Thu 6-8 Free). Mo-Sa 10-5; Tu & Th to 10-8, Su 1-5. Bus M101, M102, M1, M2, M4. Subway: 6 to 68th St., N, R to 59th St. A great resource for Chinese art and culture.
– The Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fort Tryon Park, Ft. Washington Ave. at 190th St. 212-923-3700. $10 suggested donation ($5 seniors/tudents; under 12 Free). Tu-Su 9:30-5:15. Bus: M4. Subway: A to 190th St. Arts of thr Middle Ages housed in a monastrylike structure building that incorporates many architectural elements from medieval Europe. There are about 5,000 medieval European artworks.
– The Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 6th floor, Butler Library, 116th St. at Broadway. 212-854-5153. Free. Mo 12-7:45, Tu-Fr 9-4:45 (Summer hours until Aug. 30: Mo 12-4:45; Tu-Fr 9-4:45). Bus: M4, M104. Subway 1, 9 to 116th St.
– Columbia University Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University Campus, 116th St. at Broadway. Free. W-Sa 1-5 (closed during the summer). 212-854-7288. Bus: M4, M104. Subway: 1/9 to 116th St.
– The Corning Gallery at Steuben, 667 Madison Ave. at 61st St., lower level. 646-497-3744. Free. Mo-Fr 10-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5. Changing exhibits feature works in a variety of media, including glass.
– Cooper Classics Collection, 137 perry Street, between Greenwich and Washington Sts., 212 929 3909. M-F 9 am-5 pm. Sa 10 am-4 pm. Admission is free. Bus: M8, M20, M21. subway: 1, 9 to Christopher St/Sheridan Sq.
– Cooper-Hewett National Design Museum (The Smithsonian Institution), 2 E. 91st St. 212-849-8400. $8 (students/seniors $5; Tu 6-9 free). Tu 10-9; W-Sa 10-5; Su 12-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M86. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St or 96th St. Exhibits of design and decorative arts, housed in the former home of early 20th-century financier and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
– The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, The Copper Union Foundation Bldg., E. 7th St. at Third Ave., 212-353-4155. Free. Mo-Fr 11-7, Sa 12-5. Regular art exhibits. Bus: M2, M3, M5, M8, M101. Subway: 6 to Astor Pl.; N, R to 8th St.
– Dahesh Museum, 601 Fifth Ave. 212-759-0606. Free. Tu-Sa 11-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M27, M50. Subway: F to Rockefeller Center, 6 to 51st St and Lexington. Devoted to European academic art, this intimate museum draws from the collection of the late Lebanese writer and art connoisseur Dr. Dahesh.
– Dia Center for the Arts (Main Gallery), 548 W. 22nd St. 212-989-5566. $6 (seniors, students $3). Bus M23 to 11th Ave. Subway: C, E to 23rd St. Exhibits work by contemporary artists.
– Dia Center for the Arts (Earth Room), 141 Wooster St. 212-473-8072. Free. W-Sa 12-6; closed 3-3:30 (closed during the summer). Walter De Maria: The New York Earth Room. Subway: N, R to Prince St, C, E to Spring St.
– Dia Center for the Arts (Broken Kilometer), 393 W. Broadway. 212-925-9397. Free. W-Sa 12-6; closed 3-3:30 (closed during the summer). Walter De Maria: The Broken Kilometer. Subway: N, R to Prince St, C, E to Spring St.
– The Doll and Toy Museum of New York City, 610 Henry St., Classroom 103, Brooklyn. 718-243-0820. $3. W& Fr by appointment only; Th tours 11 & 1. Subway: F to Carroll St. Toy soldiers, the invention of the Teddy Bear and the Harriet Tubman Story.
– The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St. 212-219-2166. Free. Tu-Fr 10-6; Sa 11-6; Closed August. The Drawing Room, 40 Wooster St. Subway: N, R, 6, 1/9, A to Canal St.
– Dyckman House, 4881 Broadway at 204th St. 212-304-9422. Free. Tu-Sa 11-4 (currently closed for renovation until Fall 2002). Subway: A to 207th St. Dutch farmhouse built in 1783, with original family furnishings. Revolutionary War bivouac on the grounds.
– Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St. 212-219-0903. Exhibits free; tours $4 (seniors/students $2.50). Tu & Th, Su 11:30 & 2:30, Tours Su 11-4, and by appointment. Bus: M9, M15, M22 to Grand St. Subway: F to East Broadway, N, R to Canal St. The first synagogue built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Regular guided tours.
– Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Ellis Island. 212-269-5755. Entry to museum free; ferry tickets $8 (seniors, $6; ages 3-17, $3). Ferries run Mo-Fri 9-5:30; last boat leave NY/NJ 3:30; Sa & Su 8:30-4:30; last boat leaves NY/NJ 4, boat leaves every 30 minutes.. Bus: M1, M6, M15. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry. One fourth of all Americans are descended from immigrants who passed through Ellis Island when it was the principal point of entry for Europeans coming to the United States, from 1898 to the 1950s. The museum interprets that experience.
– Federal Hall National Memorial, 126 Wall St. Free. Daily 9-5. Site of the first national capitol and of George Washington’s inauguration as first U.S. President, in a notable Greek Revival Customs House of 1842, with exhibits on the history of the building and site. Bus: M1, M6. Subway: N, R to Wall St.
– FDNY Fire Zone, 34 W. 51st St. btw. 5th & 6th Aves. 212-698-4520. $5 ($2.50 children/seniors). Mo-Sa 9-9, Su 11-5; guided tours every 30 min., reservations required. Multimedia exhibition and hands-on programs about fire safety and prevention; Bus M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 to 53rd St. Subway E, F to 5th Ave. & 53rd St., B, D, F, Q to Rockefeller Center.
– Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, Queens. 718-463-7700. Exhibitions Free. Mo-Fr 10-5, Sa & Su 12-5. Arts center features visual and performing arts; call for current schedule.. Bus Q24, Q34, Q13, Q28, Q17, Q65, Q66. Subway: 7 to Main St. Flushing.
– The Forbes Magazine Galleries, 62 Fifth Ave. at 12th St. 212-206-5548. Free. Tu-W, Fr- Sa 10-4. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M14 to Union Square. Subway L, N, R, 4, 5, 6 to Union Square. Devoted to the exhibition of contemporary art, early American memorabilia and an array of nearly 400 objects of art, including 10 Imperial Easter eggs fashioned by Peter Carl Faberge, jeweler to the Russian czars.
– Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. at Broad St. 212-425-1778. $4 (seniors, students $2, under 6 Free). Tu, W, Fr 10-5, Th 10-7, Sa 11-5. Bus: M1, M6, M15 to South Ferry. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 2, 3 to Wall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St. Reconstructed tavern dating to 1719, in which Gen. George Washington took leave of his staff officers at the end of the American Revolution. Modern restaurant, with exhibits upstairs. Headquarters of Sons of the American Revolution.
– Freakatorium, Cabinet of Curiosities, 57 Clinton St. between Stanton and Rivington Sts.212 375 0475. $5 adults, $3 for children. Th-Su 1-7pm. Bus: M8, M9, M14, M21. Subway: F, J, M, Z to Delancey St/Essex St.
– The Frick Collection,1 E. 70th St. 212-288-0700. $10 (students, seniors $5; under 10 not admitted). Tu-Sa 10-6; Su 1-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M29, M64, M72 crosstown. Subway: 6 to 68th St. The Beaux Arts mansion built for industrialist Henry Clay Frick in 1913 features important collection of old master paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts, plus special exhibitions.
– Goethe House German Cultural Center, 1014 Fifth Ave at 82nd St. 212-439-8700. Free. Tu, Th 10-7; W, Fr 10-5, Sa 12-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M79, M86. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. The New York branch of Munich’s Goethe-Institut offers films, music and dance performances, art exhibitions and language classes.
– Annette Green Museum at The Fragrance Museum145 E 32nd St.212-725-2755; $5 by appointment only Mo-Fr.
– Grey Art Gallery (New York University), 100 Washington Square East, 212-998-6780. Suggested donation of $2.50.(NYU students, faculty and staff Free) Tu, Th, Fr 11-6; W 11-8; Sa 11-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6. Subway: 6 to Astor Pl., N, R to 8th St.; A, B, C, D, E, F, Q to West 4th St.
– The Grolier Club, 47 E. 60th St. between Madison and Park avenues. 212-838-6690. Free. Mo-Sa 10-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to Lexington Ave and 59th St. This organization for bibliophiles is known for its exquisite collection on books, printing and illustration.
– The Chaim Gross Studio Museum, 526 LaGuardia Place, btw. W. 3rd & Bleeker Sts., 212-520-4906. Free. Jun-Jul: Tu, Th-Sa 10-6, closed Aug-Sep 5. Bus M5 to Houston St./La Guardia Place. Subway A, C, E, B, D, F, Q to W. 4th St., 6 to Bleeker St. Wood, stone and bronze by Gross (1904-1909).
– Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St. 212-423-3500. $12 (students, seniors, $8; under 12, free; Fr 6-8 pay what you wish), Su-W 9-6; F, Sa 9-8. Bus M1, M2, M3, M4 86th St. crosstown. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. Visitors walk up a continous spiral ramp to view the contemporary and avant-garde art exhibits in this daring, controversial structure desined by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
– Guggenheim Museum SoHo, 575 Broadway at Prince St. 212-423-3500. Free. Th-Mo 11-6. Bus: M1, M10. Subway: N, R to Prince St.; B, D, F, Q to Broadway-Lafayette St. Andy Warhol: The Last Supper, ongoing.
– Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton, Bldg. 230, Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn. 718-630-4349. Free. Mo-Fr 10-4. Bus: B63 to 99th St. & 4th Ave., B16 to 4th Ave. & Shore Rd. Subway: R to 95th St. Military memorabilia spanning 150 years, housed in a casemate of an early 19th-century fortification.
– Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 W. 4th Street. 212-824-2205. Free (photo ID required). Mon-Thur 9-5, Fri 9-3. Subway: R, W to 8th Street. Aims at educating the public about a wide range of Jwish historical, cultural and creative issues.
– Sociedad Hispanica de America, Broadway at 155th St. 212-926-2234. Free. Tu-Sa 10-4:30; Su 1-4:30. Bus: M4, M5, M101. Subway: 1 to 157th St; A, B to St. Nicholas Ave. & 155th St.
– Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island. 718-351-1611. $4 (seniors, students, ages 6-18, $2.50; under 6 free). W-Su 1-5. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5, Staten Island Ferry, then Bus S74. Reconstructed town, once the county seat, built around a historic church, courthouse, and other buildings, with many structures rescued and moved from other locations on Staten Island, dating from the 17th to mid-19th centuries. Incorporates the museum of the Staten Island Historical Society. Crafts demonstratons and other displays interpret daily life of 150 years ago. The historic village includes museum, buildings and artifacts.
– Centro Internacional de Fotografia, 1130 Fifth Ave. at 94th St. 212-860-1777. $9 (seniors, students $6; under 12, free; pay what you wish Fr 5-8). Tu-Th 10-5; Fr 10-8; Sa, Su 10-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 96th St. New York’s only major museum devoted to all aspects of the art of photography.
– International Center of Photography Midtown, 1133 6th Ave. at 43rd St. 212-860-1777. $9 (seniors, students $6; under 12, free; pay what you wish Fr5-8). Tu 11-8, W-Su 11-6. Subway: B, D, F, Q to 42nd St., 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R, or S to Times Sq.
– Intrepid Sea/Air/Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. 212-245-0072. $13 (seniors/veterans/reservists/students 12-17 $9; under 12, $6; under 6 $2; uniformed armed forces service members with ID, under 2, free). Apr-Sep, Mo-Fr 10-5, Sa-Su 10-7: Oct.-March, Tu-Su 10-5. Bus: M42 from subways at 42nd St, M50 from subways at 49th-51st streets. Military history collection and exhibits housed aboard the restored World War II aircraft carrier “Intrepid.”
– Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens. 718 658 7400. Mon-Thur 10-8, Sat 10-6. Free. LIRR to Jamaica Station. A not-for-profit arts organization serving Queens and the Greater Metropolitan area, putting on shows and educational programs.
– Sociedad Japonesa en America 333 E. 47th St. near Second Ave. 212-752-0824. $5 (seniors/students $3). Tu-Su 11-5. Bus: M27, M50. Subway: 4,5, 6 to 42nd St. Exhibits all aspects of Japanese culture and sponsors film screening and performances.
– Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave., Staten Island, 718-987-3500; $5 (seniors/students $3, under 12 $2) W-Su 1-5; and by appointment. Call for exhibition and program information. Subway: 1, 9, 4, 5, N, R to South Ferry, then Staten Island Ferry, then Bus S74 to Lighthouse Ave. Tibetan Buddhist art housed in a Tibetan-style mountain temple.
– The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd St. 212-423-3200. $8 (seniors, students $5.50; under 12 Free; Tu 5-8 pay as you wish). Mo-W 11-5:45; Th 11-8; Fr 11-3; Su 10-5:45. Closed Sa and major legal and Jewish holidays. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 96th St. Exhibits related to Jewish art, culture, and history, housed in the 1908 Felix M. Warburg residence. It is one of the largest collections of Judaica in the nation that traces the development of Jewish history and culture over the past 4,000 years.
– Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway at 122nd St. 212-678-8082. Free. Mo-Th 9-6; Fri 9-2, Su 10-5. Subway 1, 9 to 116th St.
– King Manor Museum, King Park, Jamaica Ave. at 153rd St., Jamaica, Queens. 718-206-0545. $2 (children, $1; family rate $5). Mar.-Dec. Sa, Su 12-4; tours every half hour until 3:30. Bus Q24, QA42, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56, Q83. Subway: E, J. Z to Jamaica Center; F, R to Parsons Blvd/Hillside Ave. Home of Rufus King, co-author of the U.S. Constitution diplomat, and U.S. Senator, built between 1750 and 1806. There are guided tours of nine restored room; exhibits on King’s life and on the village of Jamaica.
– Kurdish Library and Museum, 144 Underhill Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 718- 783-7930. Free. Mo-Fri 1-5; weekends by appointment; special arrangements can be made to accomodate scholars. Subway: 2, 3, D to Grand Army Plaza. Library with costumes, photographs and other visual displays on Kurdish culture and history.
– Lefferts Homestead/Children’s Historic House Museum, Flatbush Ave. and Empire Blvd., in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. 718- 965-6505. Free. Seasonal hours, please call for hours. Bus B33, B41, B47, B48 to Empire Blvd./Flatbush Ave. Subway D, Q or S to Prospect Park. Federal house built in 1783. Primary focus is interpreting early Brooklyn life for children. Reference materials about the history of Brooklyn and the Lefferts family are available. On-site parking at Wollman Rink.
– Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 251 Phillip St., Jersey City, NJ. 201-200-1000. $10 (seniors, ages 2-18, $8; college student with ID receive $1 off; separate prices for IMAX Dome and 3-D Theater; There are combination passes available). Daily 9:30-5:30. PATH subway to Grove St. or Journal Sq., then Liberty Science Center bus.
– Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 90 Orchard St. 212-431-0233. Tu-Fr 1-4 (Th until 7) tours every half hour, Sa & Su 11-4:30 tours every 20 minutes. Tenement tours $9 (students/seniors $7); Confino Family Programs $8 (students/seniors $6) Bus: M15 to Allen and Delancey St. Subway: F to Delancey St.; J, M, Z to Essex St. Restored tenement apartment building, showing the ways families of different eras and ethnicities lived soon after their arrival in America. This museum examines urban immigrant and migrant life on New York’s Lower East Side. The museum is available for guided tours only.
– Museo Madame Tussaud’s New York, 234 W 42nd St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues. 1-800-246-8872. Museum only: $22 ($19 senior citizens; $17 ages 4-12). Bus: M5, M6, M7, M10. Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R to Times Square; A, C, E to 42nd St. This $50 million incarnation of the British-based wax museum features 200 realistic wax figures of New York icons and celebrities.
– The Merchants House Museum, 29 E. 4th St., 212-777-1089; $6 (students/seniors $4, children and members free) Th, F 1-5, Sat-M 12-5, group tours by appointment. Bus M1, M5, M6, M102. Subway-6 to Astor Place, R, N to 8th St., D, F to B’way/Lafayette. 19th century home with furnishings spanning 1835-1933.
– Museo Metropolitano del Arte, Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. 212-535-7710. $10 suggested donation (seniors, students $5; under 12 free). Tu-Th, Su 9:30-5:30; Fr, Sa 9:30-9. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. World class permanent collection of fine art and decorative arts from all cultures, with changing roster of special exhibitions. Costume institute. Large number of period room installations from Europe and North America. Arms and armor collection. Egyptian collection includes reconstructed Temple of Dendur.
– The Morgan Library, 29 E. 36th St., 212-685-0610; $7 (students/seniors $5). Tu-Th 10:30-5, Fr 10:30-8, Sa 10:30-6, Su 12-6. Bus M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M16, M101. Subway: 6 to 33rd St. 29 E. 36th. at Madison Ave. Built by the great financer J.P. Morgan in 1906, this neo-Renaissance museum/research library houses Morgan’s exceptional collection of art, rare manuscripts and books, including three of the few Gutenberg Bibles in existence. Handicapped accesible.
– Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terr. at 160th St., half block east of St. Nicholas Ave. 212-923-8008. $3 (seniors, students, $2; under 12 free). W-Su 10-4. Bus: M2, M3, M18, M101 to 160th St. Subway: Cto 163rd St. Free parking available. Country residence built circa 1760 for financier Robert Morris, used as headquarters by Gen. George Washington during the American Revolution, and later home to Mme. Stephen Jumel, a widow who married former Vice President Aaron Burr.
– Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E. 61st St., 212-838-6878; $4 (seniors/students $3, under 12 free) Tu-Su 11-4. 1779 building features 19th century furnishings and decorative arts. Bus: M15, M31, M57.Subway-N, R, 4, 5, 6 to Lexington Ave. & 59th St.
– The Municipal Art Society, 457 Madison Ave., between 50th and 51st St., 212-935-3960. Free. Mo-W, Fr-Sa 11-5. Subway-E, F, to 5th Ave, 6 to 51st St. Ezra Stoller’s Photographs of Eero Saarinen’s 1962 TWA Terminal: A Jet Age Icon is Threatened is ongoing.
– El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave. at 104th St. 212-831-7272. $5 (seniors, students $2; under 12 free). W-Su, 11-5. Bus: M1, M3, M18, M44 to 104th St. Subway: 6 to 103rd St. Hispanic-American art and culture. The Taino: Ancient Voyagers of the Caribbean is ongoing.
– The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th. Ave at 27th St., 212-217-5800. Free. Tu-Fr 12-8, Sa 10-5. Subway-C, E to 23rd St, 1, 9 to 28th St.
– The Museum for African Art, 593 Broadway at Houston St. 212-966-1313. $5 (seniors, students, children $2.50; free on Su). Tu-Fr 10:30-5:30; Sa, Su 12-6. Bus: M1, M6 to Houston St. Subway: N, R, Q to Prince St.; 6 to Spring St.; B, D, F to Broadway-Lafayette St. Presents a lively lecture and film/video series in addition to its art exhibitions.
– Museum of American Financial History, 28 Broadway at Bowling Green. 212-908-4110. $2. Tu-Sa, 10-4. Bus: M1 to Broad St. Subway: 1/9 to Rector St.; 2, 3 to Wall St.; N, R to Whitehall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green. Mounts exhibits that chronicle the creation of the nation’s financial structure by Alexander Hamilton.
– Museum of American Illustration, 128 E. 63rd St. 212-838-2560. Free. Tu-10-8; W-F 10-5; Sa 12-4. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 59th St.
– Museum of the American Piano, 291 Broadway, between Chambers and Reade sts. 212 406 6060. M-Sa 10 am-4 pm. $9 for adults, $5 for studentes ans seniors. Bus: M1, M6, M22. Subway: A, C to Chambers St; N, R, W to City Hall.
-Museum of Bronx History/Valentine-Varian House, 3266 Bainbridge Ave., The Bronx. 718-881-8900. $2. Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Subway: D to Bainbridge Ave. & 204th St. Stone farmhouse built in 1775, housing the Bronx County Historical Society and a museum of local history.
Museum of the Chinese in the Americas, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Fl. 212-619-4785. $3 (seniors, students $1; members, under 12, free). Tu-Sa 12-5. Bus: M9, M15, M103. Subway: N, R, J, M, Z, 6 to Canal St. B, D, Q to Grand St. Where is Home? Chinese in the Americas is ongoing.
The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. at 104th St. 212-534-1672. $7 (seniors, students, children $4; families, $12). T-Su 10-5 and holiday Mondays. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 103rd St. Collections relating to the history of New York City, including furniture, silver, and other decorative arts. Period room installations. Theater collection. Toy collection. Firefighting artifacts. Interactive exhibits for children. Large collection of early photographs of New York City.
– Museum of Jewish Heritage, 18 First Place, Battery Park City, 212-509-6130. $7 (seniors/students $5, under 5 Free) Su-W 10-5:45, Th 10-8, Fr 10-5, the eve of Jewish Holidays 9-3. Bus: M1, M9, M15. Subway 1, 9, 4, 5, N, R. Dedicated to 20th century Jewish history. It is a living memorial to the Holocaust. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at 212-307-4007.
– The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 9th Ave. at 27th St. 212-760-7760. Free. Tu-Fr 12-8, Sa 10-5. Subway: C, E to 23rd St.; 1/9 to 28th St. Costume and jewelry design.
– The Museum of the Mikveh, 1360 44th St., Brooklyn. 718-851-4748. Traveling exhibit on the Mikveh; printed material and video, To Stand Alone with G_d/Waters of Life available by mail. Call for information.
– The Museum of Modern Art, 33rd St. at Queens Blvd, Long Island City, Queens. 212-708-9400. $10 ($7 students and senior citizens; free children under 16; Fr 4-7:45 pay what you wish). Mo, Th, Sa, Su 10-5; Fr 10-7:45. Subway: 7 local to 33rd St. in Queens. On June 29, the Museum of Modern Art opened its temporary space in NYC’s newest art destination, Long Island City, Queens. Its W 53rd St. location is closed until 2005 for a major expansion.
– Museum of Arts and Design, 40 West 53rd St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 212 956 3535, www.americancraftmuseum.org. Tu-Su 10am-6pm, Th 10am-8pm (6-8 pm, pay what you wish). $5 for adults, $2.50 for students ans senior citizens, children under 12 free. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7. Subway: E, F to Fifth Avenue.
– The Museum of Television and Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. 212-621-6800. $6 (seniors, students $4; under 13, $3). Tu-Su 12-6, Th 12-8, Fr 12-9, theaters only: Fr 12-9. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M50. Subway: E, F to Fifth Ave. Features 96 television and radio consoles that can be used to monitor its vast collection of programs.
– The Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth avenue at 27th St., 212 689 6337. Sunday-Friday 11am-6:30pm; Saturday 11am-8pm; $14.50; $13.50 seniors/students. Children under 18 will not be admitted. Bus: M2, M3, M5, M6, M7. Subway: N, R, 6 to 28th St. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 1-866-MOSEXTIX. www.museumofsex.com.
– National Academy of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria, Queens. 718-784-0077. $8.50 (Seniors, college students, $5.50; students ages 5-18, $4.50; under 4 Free) includes screenings. Tu-F 12-5, Sa & Su 11-6. Bus: Q101. Subway: R or G to Steinway St.
– National Academy of Design Museum , 1083 Fifth Ave. at 89th St. 212-369-4880. $5 (seniors, students with ID, under 16 $3.50). W-Su 12-5; Fr 12-8. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 89th St. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. Founded in 1825 as a drawing society and school, the academy is dedicated to America’s artistic heritage.
– National Museum of the American Indian, Alexander Hamilton U.S.Customs House, One Bowling Green. 212-668-6624. Free. Daily 10-5, Th 10-8. Bus: M1, M6. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry.; N, R to Whitehall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green. All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on LIfe and Culture is ongoing.
– National Museum of Catholic Art and History, 54 W. 50th St. at Rockefeller Plaza. 212-957-8866. Free. Call for schedule. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5. Subway: B, D, F to 50th St.
– Neue Galerie New York, 1048 Fifth Ave. 212-628-6200. $10 (seniors, students $7). Mo, Fr-Sa 11-7; Su 1-6. Bus M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. Early 20th century German and Austrian art and design.
– The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 583 Broadway. 212-219-1222. $6 (students, seniors, $3; under 18 Free, Th 6-8, $3). Tu-W & Fri- Su 12-6, Th 12-8. Bus: M1, M5, M6, M21. Subway: N, R to Prince St.; 6 to Bleecker St.; B, D, F, Q to Broadway-Lafayette St. Features the work of today’s hottest artists.
– New School for Social Research, 66 W.12th St. 212-229-8987. Free. Mo-Th 9-9, Fr-Su 10-6 (closed for the summer). Subway: F to 14th St.
– New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave. at 103rd St. 212-822-7200. Free. Mo-Fr, 9-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 103rd St. Research library devoted to medicine, with regular exhibits related to its collections.
– The New York AquariunW. 8th St. & Surf Ave., Brooklyn, 718-265-FISH; $9.75, (children/seniors $6, under 2 free). Daily 10-4:30. Dolphin shows. Sea Cliffs: Narrated Feedings, Walruses & Penguins. Sensational Seashores. Native Sea Life. Shark Feedings.Bus: B36 to Surf Ave., B68. Subway-F, D to W. 8th St. in Brooklyn.
– New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Pkwy. & Fordham Rd., Bronx. 718-817-8700. $3 admission to grounds (seniors, students $2, ages 2-12 $1; W all day, Sa 10-12, Free). Conservatory: $5 (seniors/students $4; children 2-12 $2) Everett Children’s Adventure Garden: $3 (seniors/students $2; ages 2-12 $1) Tu-Su & Mo holidays 10-6. Bronx River Pkwy., exit 7W; Metro North-20 minutes from Grand Central to Botanical Garden station; Bus: BX26 8 blocks east. Subway: D, 4 to Bedford Park Blvd., then walk.
– New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St. 212-691-1303. $4 suggested donation (seniors, students, $2; under 12, $1). Tu-Su 10-5. Bus M10, M21 crosstown. Subway: 1/9 to Houston St.; C, E to Spring St. Vintage firefighting apparatus, fire-related folk art, prints, paintings, photographs, memorabilia, fire safety education tours.
– New York City Police Museum, 100 Old Slip St. 212-480-3100. Free. Tu-Sa, 10-5. Subway: 6 to 23rd St. Exhibits of memorabilia related to police work and the New York Police Department.
– New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. 718-699-0005. $7.50 (seniors, children $5; Th & Fr 2-5, Free). Mo-W 9:30-2; Th-Su 9:30-5. Subway 7 to 111th St., Queens. Handicapped accessible. 185 hands-on science exhibits appealing to people of all ages. Special exhibits.
– New-York Historical Society, 2 W. 77th St. at Central Park West. 212-873-3400. $5 (seniors, children, $3) Tu-Su 11-5. Bus: M7, M10, M11. Subway: 1/9 to 79th St.; B, C to 81st St. Founded in 1804, with major research library of national importance, collections of fine and decorative arts. Arents Tobacco Collection. Original paintings for John James Audubon’s “Birds of America.” Collections of silver and art glass. Special exhibits relating to the history of New York City.
– The New York Public Library Center for the Humanities, Fifth Ave. at 42nd St. 212-869-8089. Free. Mo, Th-Sa 10-6, Tu & W 11-7:30. Bus: M1, M2. M3, M4. Subway: 1/9, 2, 3 to Times Sq.; 4, 5, 6, to Grand Central at Fifth Ave.; B, D, F to 42nd St. Six million volume library with extensive rare book, manuscript, and archival collections. Regular exhibitions, with long-term display of portraits and other art from the library’s collections in the Edna Barnes Solomon Room and in public hallways.
– The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-870-1630. Free. Call for hours. Bus: M104, M66 to Broadway and 66th St. Subway: 1/9 to 66th St. The library’s research collection for the performing arts, including substantial holdings in theater, dance, and music and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound. Regular exhibitions.
– The New York Public Library- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcom X Blvd.,at 135th St; 212-491-2200. Free. Mo-W 12-6, Th-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Bus: M102 to 135th St. and Lenox. Subway-2, 3 to 135th St.
– New York School of Interior Design, 161 E. 69th St. between Lexington & Third Aves. 212-472-1500. Free. Tu-Sa 10-5; closed holidays. Subway 6 to 68th St. Various exhibitions; call for information.
– New York Transit Museum, Boerum Pl. & Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn. 718-694-5100. $3 (seniors, children $1.50). Closed for renovations; reopening in 2003. Call for schedule of off-site programs.
– New York Transit Museum, Gallery Annex at Grand Central Terminal, 212-878-0106. Free. Mo-Fr 8-8; Sa-Su 10-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M98, M102, M103, M104, Q32, X25, Metro-North, Grayline, Carey Olympia Trails. Subway S, 4, 5, 6, 7.
– New York Unearthed, 17 State St. (at Pearl Street). 212-748-8628. Free. Mo-Sa 12-6; closed Su (Dec. 24-March 1 closed on Sa & Su). Bus: M15 to South Ferry. Subway: 1 or 9 to South Ferry, 4 or 5 to Bowling Green, N or R to Whitehall St. New York Unearthed: City Archaeology is a program of the South Stree Seaport Museum and is located opposite of Battery Park. It is dedicated to New York’s archaeological heritage. Visitors can see dioramas filled with artifacts excavated from New York City sites and a glass-enclosed laboratory where visitors can see coservators at work.
– Newark Museum, 49Washington St., Newark, New Jersey. 800-7MUSEUM. Free, W-Su 12-5. Art and science museum with collections including numismatics, a mini-zoo, a children’s museum, fine and decorative arts of the United States (including the Ballentine House, a 19th-century mansion), Africa, Asia (especially Tibetan art), Pacific Islands, and Native Americans. Planetarium. PATH train to Newark, then 15-min. walk or cab to museum.
– The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, 36-01 43rd Ave. at 36th St., Long Island City, Queens. 718-204-7088. $4 suggested contribution (students/seniors $2). Apr-Oct: W-Fri 10-5, Sa-Su 11-6. Subway: 7 to 33rd St in Queens. Walk east on Queens Blvd. to 36th St., make left and walk one block to 43rd Ave. Comprehensive collection of artwork by Japanese sculptor and set designer Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), displayed on the site of his Long Island City studio.
– The Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. near Lafayette St. 212-777-1089. $6 (seniors/students $4, under 12 free). Su-Th 1-4, group tours by appt. Row house of a prosperous New York family of the 1830s, occupied by them for nearly a century, then preserved as a museum with most of their possessions intact. Bus: M1, M5, M6, M102. Subway: 6 to Astor Pl.; R, N to 8th St.
– Onassis Cultural Center, dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating Greek culture of all time periods. 645 Fifth Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Sts., 212 486 4448. Mon-Sa 10 am-6 pm. Admission is free. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M50. Subway: B, D, f, V to 47th-50th Sts/Rockfeller Center. www.onassisusa.org.
– The Paine Webber Art Gallery, 1285 Ave. of the Americas at 51st St. 212-713-2885. Free. M-F 8-6. Bus: M5. Subway: 1/9, to 50th St.; B, D, F, Q to 47th-50th St.
– The Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Ave. at 47th St. 212-922-3019, $4 suggested adm, (ages 12-18, $2; under 12, free). Fr-W 11-6:30, Th 11-8. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5. Subway: B, D, F to 50th St; 4, 5, 6 to 42nd St.
– The Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 E. 36th St. 212-685-0610. $5 (seniors, students $3). Tu-Th 10:30-5, Fr 10:30-8; Sa 10:30-6, Su 12-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 33rd St.
– Prospect Park Audubon Center, near Ocean Avenue/Lincoln Road, entrance to park, Brooklyn. Nature exploration, exhibits and boat tours. 718 287 3400. Free. Thu-Sun 12-6. Bus: B41 to Flatbush Avenue, B47, B48. Subway: Q, S to Prospect Park.
– Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, Kingsbridge Rd. & Grand Concourse, The Bronx. 718-881-8900. $3 (library is free). Sa 10-4, Su 1-5 (library is by appointment). Subway: 4 or D to Kingsbridge Rd. Small cottage built in 1816 and inhabited by the celebrated author, 1846-1849.
– Prospect Park Wildlife Conservation Center, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park, Brooklyn. 718-399-7339. $2.50 (ages 3-12, $0.50; under 3, free). Mo-Fr 10-5; Sa &Su 10-5:30. Bus: B41. Subway: D to Prospect Park.
– Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. 718-399-7339. $2.50 (seniors $1.25; $0.50 ages 3-12). Mo-Fr 10-5; Sa-Su 10-5:30. Bus: B41 to Flatbush Ave., B47, B48 to Flatbush Ave. & Empire Blvd. Subway: D, Q or Franklin Ave. Three exhibit areas feature almost 400 animals.
– P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Jackson Ave. at 46th Ave., Long Island City, 718-784-2084; $5 suggested donation (students/artists/seniors $2). W- Su 12-6. Bus: Q67 to Jackson & 46th Aves. Subway-E, F to 23rd/Ely Ave. or 7 to Courthouse Sq./45th Rd.
– Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Queens. 718-886-3800. Free. Tu-Su 8-4:30. Subway: 7 to Main St., Flushing, then bus Q44 to Elder Ave. 39 acres of herb, bird, bee, woodland, backyard, rose and perennial gardents.
– Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Queens. 718-347-3276. Free. Mo-Fr 9-5, Sa & Su 10-5. Subway: E, F to Kew Gardens-Union Tpk., then bus Q46Union Turnpike to Little Neck Pkwy. One of the last working farms in New York City, with livestock, crops, and a farmhouse (open weekends) built in 1750 and enlarged by different owners over the next 100 years.
– The Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows/Corona Park, Queens. 718-592-9700. $5 (students, seniors, $2.50; children Free). Tu-Fr 10-5, Sa & Su 12-5. Subway: 7 to Willets Point/Shea Stadium.
– Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St., Flushing. 718-271-1500. $2.50 (seniors $1.25; ages 3-12 $0.50). Mo-Fri 10-5; Sa & Su 10-5:30. Bus: q58 to Corona and 53rd Ave. Subway 7 to 111th St. More than 400 animals indigenous to North and South America.
– The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St., Weill Recital Hall entrance, 2nd Fl., 212-903-9629. Free. Th-Tu 11-4:30 (available to concert patrons in the evenings). Bus M104. Subway-N, R to 57 St., 1, 9, A to 59 St.
– Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th Street. 212 620 5000. $5, $1.25 seniors, students with ID, children under 12 free. From Oct 2, Tue and Sat 11-7; Thu-Fri 11-9, Wed and Sun 11-5. Himalayan Arts. Bus: M10, M11. Subway: A, C, E, F, D, 2, 3 to 14th Street; 1, 9 to 18th Street.
– Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. at 38th St., 212-879-9779. $3 suggested admission. Tu-Su 11-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5. Subway 6 to 33rd St., 4, 5, 6, 7, S, to Grand Central Station.
– Sculpturecenter, New York’s only nonprofit institution to champion contemporary sculpture in all its forms.44-19 pURVES sTREET BETWEEN 43rd and 44th avenues, Long Island city, Queens, 718 361 1750. Th-M noon-6pm. Admission is free. Subway: E, V to 23rd St/Ely Ave. 7 to Court House Square. For free weekend shuttle-bus service from Manhattan, call Queens Artlink at 212 708 9750.
– The Skyscraper Museum, In late 2002, the museum will open a permanent home in a building on the the southern tip of Battery Park City. The facility will occupy ground-floor space in a mixed-used project that includes Ritz Carlton Hotel and a 38-story condominium tower. The Skyscraper Museum will begin to collect and preserve important artifacts of high-rise history, organize an active educational program, and to celebrate New York’s rich architectural heritage. Check out their web site for the lastest information.
– Smithsonian Archives of American Art: New York Research Center, 1285 Avenue of the Americas at 51st St. 212-399-5015. M-Fr 9:30-5.
– Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 1000 Richmond Terr., Staten Island. 718-448-2500. grounds are Free; $2 for gallery. W-Su 12-5. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry, then Staten Island Ferry, then bus S40 to Snug Harbor.
– Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Queens. 718-956-1819. Free. Daily 10-sunset. Subway N, W to Broadway, walk 8 blocks west on Broadway to the intersection of Vernon Blvd. 4.5-acre park with large-scale outdoor sculpture.
– Sony Style, 550 Madison Ave. near 55th St. 212-833-8830. Free. Mo-Sa 10-7; Su 12-6. Subway: 6 to 51st St.
– South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St. 212-748-8600. $5 (under 12, Free). Daily 10-6. Bus: M15 down 2nd Ave. to Fulton St. Subway: A, E, 2, 4, 5 to Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau. Restored section of New York’s early 19th-century waterfront and early ships, with buildings containing museum exhibits interspersed with many restaurants and shops.
The Spanish Institute, 684 Park Ave., 212-628-0420. Free. Mo-Fr 10-6.
– Staten Island Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terr., Staten Island. 718-273-8200. Free. Grounds, daily dawn-dusk. Subway 1, 90, 4, 5, N, R to South Ferrry, then Staten Island Ferry, then Bus S40 to Snug Harbor. 83 acres of parkland, wetlands, woodland, formal gardens, conservatory, and bird and butterfly viewing areas.
– Staten Island Children’s Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terr., Staten Island. 718-273-2060. $4 (under 2 Free). Sep-Jun: Tu-Su 12-5. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry to Staten Island Ferry to bus S40 to Snug Harbor.
– Staten Island Ferry Collection, Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, Waiting Room, St. George Ferry Terminal. 718-727-1135. $1 suggested donation (children $0.25). Mo-Sa 9-5; Su 1-5.. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St.; Staten Island Ferry to St. George.
– Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, 75 Stuyvesant Pl., St. George, Staten Island. 718-727-1135. $2.50 (seniors, students $1.50). M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Subway: 1, 9, 4, 5, N, R to South Ferry, then Staten Island Ferry. Museum is 2 blocks from ferry terminal.
– Staten Island Zoo, Clarence T. Barrett Park, 614 Broadway at Colonial Ct., Staten Island. 718-442-3100. $3 (ages 3-11, $2; under 3, members, mentally or physically impaired, W 2-4:45, free). Daily 10-4:45. Notable snake collection. Children’s zoo. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St.; Staten Island Ferry to St. George, then bus 48 to Broadway, walk east 3 blocks.
– The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St. 212-864-4500. $5 (seniors, students $3; under 12 $1). W-Th 12-6, Fri 12-8, Sa-Su 10-6. Bus: M2, M7, M10, M100, M101, M102, BX15. Subway: A, B, C, D, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 to 125th St.
– Swiss Institute 495 Broadway, near Canal St. 212-925-2035. Free. Tu-Sa 11-6. Cultuural exchange foundation offering six exhibitions each year, emphasizing dialog between Swiss nationals and Americans, as well as lectures, film.
– Taipei Gallery/Chinese Information and Cultural Center1221 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level, 212-373-1854. Free. Mo-Fr 10:30-5:30. Bus: M5, M6, M50, M27. Subway: B, D, F, Q to 47th-50th St.-Rockefeller Center, N, R to 49th St., 1, 9 to 50th St. Screenings, and 9 concerts a season.
– Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, National Historic Site, 28 E. 20th St. 212-60-1616. $2 (under 17, free). W-Su 9-5 (last tour starts at 4). Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M7. Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, R to Union Square. Reconstructed childhood home of the president, a row house originally built in 1848, furnished with many family possessions, with an adjacent exhibition building for Roosevelt memorabilia.
– Trinity Museum, Broadway at Wall Street. 212-602-0872. Free. Museum hours: Mo-Fr 9-11:45 and 1-3:45; Sa 10-3:45; Su 1-3:45. Tours of church: daily 2 and on Su 11:15. Founded in 1982 features a permanent collection of historical documents and artifacts, and special exhibits of topical interest.
– UBS Paine Webber Art Gallery, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, between 51st and 52nd St. 212-713-2885. Free. Mo-Fr 8-6. Bus: M5 to 50th St. Subway 1, 9, C, E, K to 50th St.
– Urban Glass, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. 718 625 3685. Free. Daily 12-5. Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins Street, M, N, Q, R to Dekalb Avenue. www.urbanglass.org
– The Ukranian Museum, 203 Second Ave. 212-228-0110. $3. W-Su 1-5. Bus: M14, M15. Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, R to 14th St.; L to Third Ave. Exhibit of costumes, headdresses, and other folk crafts.
– Van Alen Institute, 30 W. 22nd St. 212-924-7000. Free. Mo-Fr 12-6. Exhibitions and programs on the architecture and design of the public realm.
– Visual Arts Museum, 209 E. 23rd St. 212-592-2144. Free. Mo-W, Fr 9-6:30, Th 9-8; Sa 10-5. Bus: M23, M101, M102. Subway: 6 to 23rd St.
– Wave Hill Center for Environmental Studies, W. 249th St. & Independence Ave., Riverdale, Bronx. 718-549-3200. $4 (Seniors, students under 18 $2; under 6, Tu & Sa 9-12, Nov 15-Mar 14 Free). Daily 9-4:30. Metro North/ Liberty Line; Subway 1, 9 to Bus BX7, 10. Country estate inhabited by many celebrities over the years including Mark Twain, William Makepace Thackeray, Theodore Roosevelt, T.H. Huxley, and Arturo Toscanini; now a conservation center with sculpture exhibits on the grounds and regular exhibits and programs indoors. 28-acre public garden and cultural institution overlooking the Hudson River.
– Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave. at 78th St. 877-WHITNEY. $10 (seniors, students $8; under 12 free; Fr 6-9 pay as you wish). Tu-Su 11-6, Fr 11-9. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M30, M79 to 75th St. Subway: 6 to 77th St. Devoted to painting and sculpture by Americans.
– Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, 120 Park Ave. at 42nd St. 917-663-2453. Free. Mo-Fr 11-6, Th 11-7:30. Bus 42nd St. crosstown. Satellite gallery of the museum.
– Pieter Claeson Wykoff House, 5816 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn. 718-629-5400. $2 (seniors and children $1). Open by appointment only. Subway: 2 to Sutter Ave./Rutland Rd., then bus B78 to Clarendon Rd. Oldest surviving Dutch farmhouse in New York City, built ca. 1641.
– Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th St. S. (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), 212-294-8330, $6 (seniors, children, students $4; ages 5 and under Free). Tu, W, Su 11-5; Th 11-8. Bus M101. Subway: L, N, R, 4, 5, 6 to Union Square, F, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th St. www.yu.edu/museum