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Tickets for Museum of the City of New York

See a first-of-its-kind exhibition of NYC's past, present, and future

Operated by: Museum of the City of New York

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Audio guide: French, Mandarin, Spanish
Live guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted
Wheelchair accessible: The venue is wheelchair and stroller accessible via the entrance on 104th Street. Wheelchairs are available on the premises, free of charge, subject to availability

What's included

General admission to the Museum of the City of New York and its exhibitions
Possibility to join a drop-in tour (English only)
Free headsets with translation for Timescapes (Spanish, French, and Chinese)
  • Watch Timescapes, an award-winning short documentary on NYC's colorful past and see how the city evolved
  • Explore the city's history with 450 objects, images, contemporary videos, photography, and interactive exhibits
  • The Future City Lab invites you to delve into the issues New York will face in the coming years

The world's most famous metropolis comes under the spotlight at the Museum of the City of New York, which celebrates the city's vibrant past, present, and future.

Learn about its famous residents, like Jay-Z, Walt Whitman, and J.P. Morgan, and discover stories of innovation and struggle which are a part of the Big Apple's fabric.

How do you relate to the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, builders, and ordinary New Yorkers?

Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket upon arrival.

  • Free coat check during regular hours on the first floor. Checked items must be retrieved before the museum closes. Suitcases and luggage not accepted
  • Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted, but pens, paints, and easels are not
  • Still photography for personal, non-commercial use is permitted unless otherwise noted
  • Tripods, selfie sticks, and flash photography not permitted
  • Private tours available by advance reservation
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, NY, 10029, New York
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  • Rescheduling may be possible. Please contact customer service for further assistance.

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