Discovery Times Square

Discovery Times Square

Hours:        Sunday to Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                    Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                    Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In the building where once the New York Times worked, with an area of 5,500 square meters, today runs the Discovery Times Square, an exhibition center of large scale, there have been world-class events and exhibitions as the King Tut’s riches, the Terracotta Warriors, Dead Sea Scrolls, Harry Potter, Titanic, Pompeii. All these exhibitions have been at Discovery Times Square and Discovery Channel sponsoring it, It includes a learning center, space for events and cafeteria. The three exhibition centers located in the area of Times Square are Discovery Times Square, Madame Tussauds, and Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Our advice:

If you have the New York Pass, admission is free and you can also get discount coupons in different tourist information centers of the city.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds

 

Hours                     Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday- Thursday: 10am. - 8pm.

                             Friday - Saturday: 10am. - 10 PM.

                             Opened all year long.  

More than 225 wax productions of incredible realism of your favorite famous characters will make you live a unique experience in the heart of Times Square. Take a photo with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, Rub shoulders with first class famous as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez and Oprah at the Opening Gala. Cross the red carpet and entry elegantly in the opening gala, full with famous stars, but be careful don’t end up on the front page of the tabloids, the paparazzi are relentless! Fun, unique, memorable! Sing, dance, laugh and play in the museum, a place where you are the star! And you will take a great memory for the rest of your life.

Our advice:

For safety reasons no bags or large bags are allowed, SCREAM is the interactive experience of terror, it is recommended for people over 12 years. Not suitable for people with heart disease and pregnant women. The cameras are allowed in all public areas, except in the SCREAM one. The entire tour of the museum including Scream one can do it in an average of 2 hours.

You can do a reservation in the Madame Tussauds museum and celebrate your birthday with the best style between some of the biggest celebrities and icons in the world, with a package that includes also a souvenir photo and scrapbook.

When visiting the museum you can get a discount on the parking IKON Global Garage located at 143 West 40th St (between Broadway and 7th Avenue) should validate the receipt of the parking lot at the Museum to get the discount up within 12 hours

Intrepid

Intrepid

Spring - Summer:    April 1st to October 31st
                                   Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
                                   Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Fall - Winter:             November 1st to March 31st
                                    Every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

As the name implies, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a museum dedicated to the sea, air and space, Located on the 86st pier, on the shore of the Hudson River, it is the opportunity to visit an aircraft carrier, a submarine and a Concorde. In the tour of the ship you may pass through 4 decks, going from the bridge to the bedrooms. On the flight deck, you would see more than a dozen planes and helicopters from different eras, including the A-12 spy plane Blackbird, the F-14 Tomcat and the AV-8A Harrier. Down, inside the Hangar, there is the museum, where you can see original objects, models and multimedia material.

It has guided tour through the intrepid world, audio tours, simulators and souvenir photos, where visitors have the opportunity to take a souvenir of the best career sites.

There are several types of tours, they have a cost depending on the area you want to visit and age range, capacity between 8 and 20 visitors with area, requires climbing stairs and includes long periods of walking. You can book by calling 646-381-5030, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some tours are adapted for disabled, light chairs, and portables are available if you request it. To book on weekends, call 646-381-5061 Information Office, it is recommended to go on their website before making the tour, take a look at the video to get an overview of the site.

Our advice:

For couples who want a great wedding, with a great gala or an intimate gathering, the Intrepid offers you the opportunity to explore all the possibilities to make an integral part of the unforgettable day memories.

The Museum also offers sleeping overnight on board to scout groups and families. Every weekend, families are invited to go through platform to discover art, crafts and experiments, the activities are free with the museum admission.

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Weekdays weekends and holidays run until 6:00 pm You can purchase tickets online at this link https://tickets.intrepidmuseum.org/default.asp

The Skyscraper Museum

The Skyscraper Museum

Schedule:                  From 12: 00.m. 6:00 p.m.

                                 Wednesdays to Sundays

It is currently the only museum of its kind located in New York, this small museum is in the southern part of Manhattan, it focuses on building designs, construction sites, work and residence, shows the wonder of skyscrapers, comparing New York with Shanghai, how they are similar and different, also the mega-skyscrapers like the Burj Dubai and the Towers of Liberty.

Our advice:

This museum is small, entry is economic, the main gallery consists of a room, which is full of posters, models, videos and wall charts with updated information.

The best thing is the timeline showing how and where skyscrapers under construction in the world were finished, it is also interesting to see pictures of New York from 1850 to today.

You can learn more about the museum and Manhattan interactive website:  www.skyscraper.org     

Museum Of Chinese In America

Museum Of Chinese In America

Hours:                      Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

                                11:00 am to 6:00 pm

closed                       Monday

Admission:               Fee Admission

                                Free first Thursday of the month of every month,

                                Except holidays.

 

Museum of Chinese in America called The MOCA, located in the heart of Manhattan, it tells the story of Chinese immigration through videos, photos and objects. The Museum architecture is an impressive design, a work of contemporary art, has several exhibition halls, interactive displays, multi-purpose auditorium. The Center for Research and Collections MOCA now houses a collection of valuable items including 65,000 artifacts, photographs, objects, documents, oral histories, and works of art, this wide variety of archival material enriches the history of China in United States.

Our advice:

The Museum offers guided tours with a minimum of 8 people and Chinatown walking tours, reservations required at least four weeks in advance, must guarantee the reservation with a deposit.

Flash photography, use of cell phones, food and drinks are not allowed in the galleries of MOCA, smoking anywhere in the museum is not allowed either.

Strollers are permitted all the time.

The museum rents their rooms for private events: tea ceremonies, luncheons, family reunions, wedding reception, for more information about your event at the Museum, please write to this e-mail address: mrobison@mocanyc.org    

Forbes Galleries

Forbes Galleries

Schedule:           Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                          Thursdays:  reserved for groups - requires reservations

Admission:          Free admission

 

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, it is located in the lobby of Forbes Magazine's headquarters in New York City. It's a small museum that shows a lot of perspectives on how an extraordinary person looked at the world in his day. There are paintings that show American history, lifestyle and stories, several paintings of only men's bodies. And it has a gallery that shows the old mechanical trigger (clocks) of many different decades. Forbes showed his passion, discovering new things like steel, mechanical toys, ships, and American life in his time. The gallery also shows other memorabilia, including antique trophies, plus a display of more than 500 toy boats, 12,000 miniature soldiers, and the first Monopoly games. In the Photo Galleries and autographs, rare manuscripts, includes the Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation.

 

Our Advice:

The gallery has disabled access, wheelchair ramps are located in the fifth entrance on 62nd street, baby cars are not allowed in the galleries, and they should be left at the Security desk.

Photography is not allowed inside the galleries.

Be sure to visit their website to get information on the numerous short-term exhibitions of paintings, photographs and manuscripts from the permanent collection. http://www.forbesgalleries.com

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

Schedule:                         Every day from 10 a.m.-05: 45 pm.

Admission:                       Differential rates according to the tours and schedule 

                                        By donation Fridays from 6pm to 8pm

                                        Children from 5 to 13 years have free admission

 

Museum of Natural History, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is one of the largest and most famous museums in the world, you must enter through the 79th Street from Central Park, the Museum consists of 25 interconnected buildings housing 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its famous library, which is one of the leading scientific and cultural institutions in the world.

Since 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission “to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, nature and the universe” through an extensive program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

The collection of the Museum of Natural History is made up of more than 35 million items and is considered the largest in the world. For lack of space and time of visitors, not all objects are exposed at the same time.

Our advice:

  • Among the exhibition halls of the museum, the most visited are biodiversity with hundreds of stuffed animals, minerals and meteorites and especially the dinosaurs, which contains fossils and reproductions natural size, the museum does not disappoint anyone, visitors happiest usually are children, perhaps because of dinosaurs.
  • The Museum is the central character in American comedy "Night at the Museum ''.
  • Admission by donation-pay what you want only works on Fridays from 6am to 8pm. The General admission Plus, which includes admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus a special exhibit, IMAX cinema, or Show Hayden Planetarium, this program has a fee.

New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum

Hours:    Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm
                Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 5pm
                Mondays and holidays closed

 

The New York Transit Museum located in an old station is one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world and the largest museum in the United States dedicated to urban public transportation history; shows historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, commuter rail, bridge and tunnel systems. Visitors can learn how complex engineering and construction helped establish the system of the city's subway. The museum explores the development of the metropolitan region of New York through the presentation of exhibitions, excursions, educational programs and workshops on the cultural, social and technological history of public transportation.

You can see their different activities by clicking here

You enter: The  ticket's price vary by age and some people have free access. For more information click​ here

Our advice:

  • If you have a short time it is an excellent choice.
  • It is a good plan for the whole family, it is an interactive museum where everything can be touched.
  • If you are visiting New York and have planned to visit this museum and some more attractions you can choose to acquire New York Pass.
  • Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Museum of Sex

Museum of Sex

 

Schedule:   Monday to Thursday: 10am to 9pm (ticket sales until 8pm)

                    Friday and Saturday: 11am to 11pm (ticket sales until 10pm)

 

At the Museum of sex, you can find the collection, which tries to make a journey of human sexuality since its inception, exposing a lot of issues related to sexual evolution that has taken human beings throughout history.

Besides of temporary exhibitions you can find, erotic galleries, which are presented in an educational format; the permanent collection has more than 15,000 items, consisting of works of art, photographs, clothing, costumes, technological inventions, and historical material.

Exhibitions: Click here to check out the exhibits being carried out.

Tickets: Can be purchased online at the website of the Museum of Sex or at the entrance of the museum.

Store: The Web page www.mosexstore.com. It is one of the most interesting and fun places to visit because you will find lots of current and classic items from all over the world  for sale.

Our advice:

  • It is important you note before visiting the museum, you will not find porn topics. Sex is treated in a serious and didactic way.
  • Visitors must be 18 years old or older.
  • If you are at the Empire State Building would be advisable to visit this museum. Is really close.
  • It is not allowed to use a cell phone in the museum; stuff like bags, umbrellas must be kept in lockers. It has a cost.
Discovery Times Square
Madame Tussauds
Intrepid
The Skyscraper Museum
Museum Of Chinese In America
Forbes Galleries
Museum of Natural History
New York Transit Museum
Museum of Sex