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The engaging exhibitions offer New Yorkers and visitors from around the world information about the city’s distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Touted by the Wall Street Journal, “For anyone curious about all things New York… the Museum of the City of New York has answers.”
Discover the Past, Present, and Future.
The Museum’s three first-floor galleries are devoted to New York at Its Core, a groundbreaking, ongoing exhibition where visitors discover 400 years of New York City history.
New York, at its core, captures the human energy that drove New York to become a city like no other, featuring the city’s “biggest personalities”- among them, Alexander Hamilton, Fiorello La Guardia, Jane Jacobs and Jay Z.
The stories of lesser-known New Yorkers, like Lenape chieftain Penhawitz and Lower East Side denizen Susie Rocco, also figure prominently in the exhibition. The Future City Lab invites visitors to delve into the issues facing the city over the coming years in an immersive, hands-on space.
Explore Special Exhibitions and Catch a Film
Special exhibitions throughout the rest of the Museum focus on issues ranging from the city’s history of social activism to New York’s built environment. Timescapes, the award-winning short documentary narrated by actor Stanley Tucci, allows viewers to watch the history of the city unfold in 28 minutes.
Showtimes every 40 minutes and free with admission. Whether you are a die-hard New Yorker or first-time visitor, the Museum of the City of New York is the place to explore what makes New York New York.
Sightseeing Pass grants you free admission to the Museum of the City of New York
Daily: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Check-in with Visitor Services located in the Museum Shop on the first floor.
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