American Museum of Natural History

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

Asia Society Museum

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

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

The cultural embassy of the Republic of Austria showcases Austrian art, music, film, theater and literature. Thematic exhibitions explore contemporary visual art and architecture.

Galleries: Daily 10 am-6 pm

Library: M-F 10 am-1 pm and 2-5 pm


Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

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.

Berlin Wall at 520 Madison Avenue

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. 

Bernard Museum of Judaica

The collection of Jewish art includes more than 650 pieces from the 14th century to today.

Hours: Su-Th 10 am-4:30 pm. Tours available by appointment.

Admission: Free

Blue Heron Park Preserve

These 236.26 acres attract bird-watchers, nature enthusiasts and hikers setting out on one of several walking trails. The park’s Nature Center has classrooms and a library, where visitors can learn about New York State flora and fauna.

Brighton Beach

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.

Bronx Documentary Center

International documentary projects, along with multimedia exhibitions, speakers and events, are hosted at this nonprofit gallery and educational space, which was founded in 2011.

Hours: Th-F 3-7 pm, Sa-Su 1-5 pm

Admission: Free

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Established in 1971 by a group of local residents, this museum is committed to its diverse urban community and highlights the achievements of contemporary artists in all mediums.

Hours: W-Th, Sa-Su 11 am-6 pm, F 11 am-8 pm

Admission: Free


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