Guests explore halls filled with full-scale dinosaur skeletons, fossils, dioramas, artifacts, gems and minerals (including a rare 2-foot-long jade slab), meteorites and more. The Hayden Planetarium, with its immersive space show, is located in the museum’s Rose Center for Earth and Space.
Hours: Daily 10 am-5:45 pm Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
General admission: $23 adults, $18 seniors (60+)/students (with ID), $13 ages 2-12
Contemporary Asian paintings and sculpture, plus exhibitions and programs focusing on literature, film, music, dance and performance, promote understanding among the people and institutions of the United States and Asia.
Hours: Tu-Th, Sa & Su 11 am-6 pm, F 11 am-9 pm
Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students (with ID), children under 16 and F 6-9 pm free
Built between 1836 and 1842 and open to the public since 1946, the mansion, with its rooms filled with 19th-century art and Greek Revival furnishings, and the nine acres of land on which it sits connect 21st-century visitors to country life in the early 1800s.
Mansion hours: W, Sa & Su noon-4 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and July 4
Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors/students, children under 6 free.
Gardens and grounds: Daily 8:30 am-dusk. Free.
In the lobby of 520 Madison Avenue stands a 20-foot long section of the Berlin Wall featuring graffiti by Thierry Noir and Kiddy Citny, two artists who painted the western facing side of the wall in the 1980s. Bought by real estate company chairman Jerry I. Speyer in 1990, the piece was originally located in the Urban Plaza behind the building, but due to damage from the plaza’s waterfall, the section underwent restoration before being relocated to the building’s interior.
Named after the seaside resort of Brighton, England, this waterfront community, a part of Coney Island, is known for its boardwalk dining and vibrant multicultural population, whose many Russian, Jewish, Ukrainian and Pakistani residents preserve old-world traditions. Ocean Pkwy. to Corbin Pl., btw Riegelmann Boardwalk & Neptune Ave.