Museums in Queens, New York
Free Museums in Queens, New York
Many favorite lcoal museums offer weekly free or discounts on certain days of the week. I wouldn't suggest that you always go on free day, but it can be a treat and an incentive to try a museum you've never been to before. A couple museums in the borough are free and definitely worth a visit.
Top 5 Museums in Queens
It isn't easy being a museum across the river from some of the best museums in the world, but Queens does have a depth of cultural resources that you'd be silly to dismiss.
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
In Long Island City, P.S. 1 is an internationally renowned museum devoted to contemporary art. Except for Queens MOMA, it's the preeminent spot for art in the borough.
Museum of the Moving Image
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, is a great museum for the whole family. There is a wonderful balance of hands-on activities and information on the history and technical aspects of the motion picture industry. The museum houses the largest repository of moving images in the country, and shows classic films at its theater.
Queens Museum of Art
The Queens Museum of Art, located in Flushing Meadows Park, features work by contemporary and local artists, and houses a gorgeous, detailed scale model of New York City in its entirety. The building was once part of the 1938 World's Fair, and is next to the Unisphere, a highlight of the 1965 World's Fair. It was also the first home of the United Nations.
Long Island City Art Tour
Tour of the art scene in Long Island City, the highest concentration of art in New York City, outside of Manhattan.
Queens County Farm Museum - Visitors Guide
The Queens County Farm Museum is a working, educational farm on a 47-acre site on the edge of Queens, right on the Nassau County border. The events and activities at the farm make it a great way to spend an afternoon, especially with a few city-raised kids in tow.
NY Hall of Science
Interactive science museum in Flushing Meadows, the NY Hall of Science is known for its children's programming and its Rocket Park featuring the "first U.S. spacecraft."
Socrates Sculpture Park
On the East River waterfront, the Socrates Sculpture Park hosts outdoor sculpture by contemporary artists and hosts some great summertime events, always free and open to the public.
Isamu Noguchi Museum
The Isamu Noguchi Museum was founded by the sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Its home in Long Island City features indoor galleries around an outdoor sculpture garden.
More a living outdoor gallery than a museum, 5 Pointz is a former warehouse covered in graffiti or street art. The building's facade is a willing canvas for the best aerosol artists in New York City.
Queens County Farm Museum Photos
Photos of the Queens County Farm Museum, in Floral Park, Queens, New York.
Fisher Landau Center for Art
The Fisher Landau Center for Art houses a private collection of contemporary art work, from 1960 to present day. Highlights at this free Long Island City museum include art by Jasper Johns and Kiki Smith.
King Manor Museum
King Manor Museum is a quiet step back to the early nineteenth century admidst the bustle of downtown Jamaica, Queens. The museum, a Federal-era mansion, is in 11-acre King Park, the site of local concerts and events.
The Sculpture Center in Long Island City
This organization supports experimentation and excellence in contemporary sculpture. Its Long Island City building, designed by Maya Lin, features exhibition space. Check their website for current exhibits and other events.
Bowne House Museum
Bowne House Museum in Flushing was first built in 1661, and has not been modified since 1830. It is one of the finest examples of vernacular Dutch/English architecture in the country, and features authentic furniture and a pewter collection.
The Museum for African Art
The Museum for African Art is in the midst of a move to new quarters in Manhattan. You can still visit the gift shop in Long Island City, but not much else.
Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum
Reviews of the Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, New York.See submissions
Museums and Art in Astoria and Long Island City
Astoria and Long Island City's museums and art exhibition spaces are worth a visit.
New York Hall of Science
Find out about the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. It's an interactive children's science museum. It's a fun afternoon for kids from ages 5 to 15.