Looking for something to do this summer? Why not go to a museum? Here are some good choices:
1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – also called “the Met” – is in a huge building on the east side of Central Park. It has art from many different countries and from many different time periods. It’s one of the most famous art museums in the world.
Address: 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028
Price: If you go there, you will see that it says $25 “recommended donation” for adults, which means you pay what you can. So if you want to pay less, you can.
2. The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art – also called MoMA – has newer artwork, with special exhibitions all the time. It also has a nice courtyard and cafe.
Address: 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Price: $25 for adults, free for children. But it’s free for adults every Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm.
3. The Brooklyn Museum
The Brooklyn Museum is in Brooklyn, of course, next to Prospect Park. It has old art, new art, and many special exhibitions as well – and it’s in a big, old beautiful building.
Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Price:$12 for adults and children under 12 can get in for free – but once again, this museum is free the first Saturday of every month (except September), from 5 pm to 11pm.
4. The Cloisters Museum
The Cloisters is a small, beautiful museum of old religious art. It’s on a hill overlooking the Hudson River, and it has a wonderful view. It also has a nice cafe and courtyard, and there’s a very good park nearby.
Address: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York, NY 10040
Price: Again, it’s a $25 “suggested donation” for adults, so you pay what you want to pay.
5. The New Museum
Located right here on the Lower East Side, the New Museum is, that’s right, a new museum. It has mostly new art, too.
Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Price: $14 for adults, kids under 18 get in free. Adults can also get in for free Thursday nights from 7 pm to 9 pm.