Great afternoon (2 hours) next door to American Museum of Natural history. A whole lower level of history for kids and a special metal toy train exhibit for the holidays. Kids... read more
A trip to New York wouldn't be complete without a visit to the New-York...
A trip to New York wouldn't be complete without a visit to the New-York Historical Society with its four centuries of history and art - plus the only Children's History Museum in the area. It hits the spot for anyone craving an offbeat (and often surprising) bite of the city's culture easily digested in an hour or two. Quirky, smart, immersive and across the street from beautiful Central Park, it offers a rich taste of the city.
The New-York Historical Society boasts a hip new vibe.
You know the city - now hear the stories. Witness New York's rise from remote outpost to city at the center of the world in our 18-minute panoramic film experience, New York Story, in surround-sound on a 75-foot screen. Then travel through time in visionary exhibitions and an entire floor of children's galleries that show why this city has always captivated hearts and minds.
"We were absolutely blown away by the film which manages to convey more about New York and its history than one could imagine ever being crammed into 18 minutes." - CL, New York NY
History will break free from the textbooks and jump into your life!
"The Art of Al Hirschfeld" (May 22 - October 12, 2015)
"Picasso's Le Tricorne" (May 29 - Ongoing)
"Art as Activism" (June 26 - September 13, 2015)
"Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein" (Through October 25, 2015)
Hungry for more? Experience the casual elegance of Caffe Storico which offers tasty Italian fare, then explore the Museum Store for unique New York City gifts and exhibition-related merchandise.