Having an abundance of remarkable museums to choose from, it may be hard to select from the list to visit on your trip. But if I have to choose, these would be the ones that I would first visit or revisit.
1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art – one of the world’s largest art museums, and largest in United States, you will find decorative and modern arts from all over the world in here. Admission is pay-as-you-wish all day, everyday, but it is definitely worth more than a dollar.
2. American Museum of Natural History – renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, this enormous museum kept me interested the whole time especially the dinosaurs display which reminded me of Jurassic Park which I watched with my siblings when we were younger. I did not wanted to leave if not for my jelly legs. Would suggest visitors to break it up into 2 trips if you have the time. Admission is also pay-as-you-wish all day, everyday. Fact or not, many people thought that Night at the Museum was filmed here but one of the staffs told me that only the external shots were taken here, and the rest in Canada.
3. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) – I am not a connoisseur, but at least I understood some of the art pieces here. They have a wide and interesting collection of modern art including architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist’s books, film and electronic media. With so much to see, that 4 hours of free admission from 4 – 8pm on Friday evening was not enough for me.
4. Brooklyn Botanic Garden – exceptionally lovely in Spring, Summer and Autumn. The first thing citizens look forward to after winter is probably the Cherry Blossom, and you can expect some Japanese performances during this season. From now till September, you may enjoy the serene pool of water lilies and elegant lotuses at the Lily Pool Terrace. Admissions are free on Tuesdays, Saturdays from 10am to 12noon, and on weekdays during the Winter (November – February).
5. National September 11 Memorial & Museum – honouring the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Admission is free on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to close. It tells the story of 9/11, documenting the impact and exploring the continuing significance of those events, visitors can learn about those who has been affected.
So here’s my Top 5, and they are definitely worth every penny. Every contributions you make will help the museum to make it a better place and brings more exhibitions to the people. Be Generous in Giving.
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