A national historic landmark, the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier offers access to several decks featuring historic aircraft, multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits and flight simulators, plus the guided missile submarine USS Growler, the British Airways Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise.
Hours: April 1-Oct. 31: M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa & Su 10 am-6 pm
Nov. 1-March 31: Daily 10 am-5 pm
General admission: $33 adults, $31 seniors (65+), $24 children 5-12, children 4 and under, vetrans and active-duty personnel free.
Located in Little Italy and featuring exhibits, events, an archive and library, this small museum tells the story of Italian immigrants in the United States, with special emphasis on their contributions to American society and culture.
The museum is undergoing a major reconstruction and is therefore closed for the remainder of 2018 and most of 2019.
Built to resemble a Tibetan mountain monastery and dedicated in 1947, the museum houses an impressive collection of Himalayan art, while the landscaped grounds contain a lotus pond and meditation gardens.
Hours: W-Su 1-5 pm Closed Dec. 24 thru mid-Feb.
Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors/students, children under 6 free.
Created in 1922 and restored beginning in 1984 by Jane Walentas in her DUMBO studio, the carousel was installed in Jean Nouvel’s glass pavilion on the East River in 2011 and now inspires both children and adults with 1,200 sparkling lights and completely revamped decorative details.
Hours: Sept. 18, 2017–May 13, 2018: Th-Su 11 am-6 pm. May 15, 2017–Sept. 17, 2017: M, W-Su 11 am-7 pm
Tickets: $2, children under 3 free when riding with a paying adult
Dedicated to Japanese history, art and culture, this museum offers exhibitions, lectures, festivals, plays, language education, events, movies and more.
Hours: Tu-Th noon -7 pm, F noon-9 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm
Admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, children under 16 and F 6-9 pm free
While in Queens, cinema lovers make sure to walk past KAS, the studio that has been in Astoria for over 90 years. It can be seen when visiting the Museum of the Moving Image, however there is no public access. The studio has produced over 100 silent films during the Silent Era of films, and today shows such as “Orange is the New Black,” “The Slap” and “Sesame Street” have been filmed in the studio.
The charming farmhouse, built by a Dutch family at the end of the Revolutionary War and situated in Prospect Park, is a museum of family life in Brooklyn in the 1820s. The period rooms and working garden are open to the public. Hands-on craft activities for children can include candle making, playtime with traditional toys, and butter churning.
Th-Su noon-5 pm
Suggested donation: $3