Must Visit Manhattan Museums

Add some education to your vacation at one of Manhattan’s 32 museums. Choose from Art, History, or Education and experience the extensive works that each make each institution unique in its own way. We’ve narrowed down the best museums in the borough of Manhattan that should be at the top of your list.

American Museum of Natural History

Spanning four city blocks, the American Museum of Natural History is the most extensive natural history museum in the world. Containing 32 million specimens and artifacts, this museum is a must-see for the entire family. With two dinosaur halls displaying an impressive dinosaur fossil collection, kids and adults can unleash their love for natural history inside these doors. – Located 3.4 miles from Sutton Court

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Opened in 1872, The Met is the biggest art museum in the United States. Over 2 millions work from the past 5,000 years are on display inside it’s doors. With a staggering art collection from across the globe, The Met offers something for everyone to explore. The Met is also home to works from Van Gogh, Matisse, Rembrandt, Picasso, and many more. The collection can be found across three Metropolitan Museum locations: The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. – The Met Breuer is located 1.6 miles from Sutton Court

Museum of Modern Art

With 200,000 pieces, the Museum of Modern Art, or the MoMa, houses one of the largest collections of modern Western masterpieces. If you are a fan of modern art, the MoMa should not be missed. Opened in 1929, the MoMa is home to pieces including Monet’s Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies and Van Gogh’s The Starry Night. It houses an array of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Surrealism, Modernism and Pop Art. Be sure to check out the funky gift shop on your way out! – Located 1 mile from Sutton Court

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