Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York fosters understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis.
It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future.
Where do I buy tickets to the Museum of the City of New York?
Seniors (65+), students: $14 with I.D.
Ages 19 and under: Free
Please purchase tickets online at the museum's website or directly at the museum.
• Begin your journey to New York at the venue dedicated to celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future.
• Visit the must-see exhibition that explores NYC’s history and future through objects, images, video, photography and interactive digital experiences.
• Let a Museum scholar or educator reveal the stories behind 400 years of New York City history.
Exhibitions at The Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York features two ongoing exhibitions–the award-winning New York at Its Core, a three-gallery exhibition that explores New York City’s history and future through objects, images, contemporary video, photography, and interactive digital experiences, and Activist New York, an exhibition which seeks to tell the story of activism in the five boroughs past and present.
Several special exhibitions are also on view at any one time, and the documentary Timescapes brings viewers on a 28-minute journey through 400 years of history. The film runs every 40 minutes and headsets are available in French, Mandarin, and Spanish.
By bus: M1 M2 M3 M4 M106 to 104th St.
By subway: Lexington Ave. 6 train to 103rd St., walk 3 blocks West; 2 & 3 train to Central Park North / 110th St. Walk one block East to Fifth Ave., then South to 104th St.
By bike: Citi Bike to Fifth Ave at 103rd St.
Christiane Patic – Courtesy Local Projects