If time allows, here are some other popular New York museums worth checking out.
A branch of The Met, The Cloisters museum and gardens showcase art and architecture of medieval Europe. A ticket to The Met also allows admission to The Cloisters. 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York City. (212) 923-3700 or metmuseum.org.
Known for its eye-catching cylindrical building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim boasts a collection that covers the Impressionist period through contemporary art works. Admission: $22, $18 for students and seniors. Free for kids younger than 12. 1071 Fifth Ave., New York City. (212) 423-3500 or guggenheim.org.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Learn about the working class immigrant experience by taking a tour of cramped apartments where immigrants actually lived from the 1860s to the 1930s. Guided tours: $25; $20 for students and seniors. 103 Orchard St., New York City. (212) 982-8420 or tenement.org.
Museum of the City of New York
The people and events that made New York what it is today are presented through this small museum’s exhibits on culture, fashion and activism and a multimedia history program. Suggested admission: $10, $6 for seniors and students. Free for kids 12 and younger. 1220 Fifth Ave., New York City. (212) 534-1672 or mcny.org.
Museum of Modern Art
MoMA offers tips on viewing modern and contemporary art with kids, from Van Gogh and Picasso to Jackson Pollock. Admission: $25, $18 for seniors, $14 for students. Free for kids 16 and younger. 11 W. 53rd St., New York City. (212) 708-9400 or moma.org.