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Our tips about the most popular New York city museums for family weekend to help you to visit the city,and you can take the bus from Toronto to New York to enjoy the holiday easily.Most New York City Museums also offer Free or“Pay-What-You-Wish”days and times.Pay attention when evaluating sightseeing passes,if the“price”is suggested donation or an actual admission cost.Please do donate as these Museums are priceless and the money donated goes back into the NYC Museums,so we can all enjoy them.

Insider Tip About The Most Popular New York City Museums:

American Museum of Natural History NYC

Museum of Natural History,Hayden Planetarium

Central Park West(at W 79th St.),Manhattan,NY 10024

Suggested Contribution(museum only):$19,$10.5 ages 2-12;Seniors/Students with ID:$14.50

SuperSaver Admission–Adults:$33 Children(2-12):$20.50 Seniors/Students with ID:$25.50.Include admission to Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus all special exhibitions,IMAX films,and Hayden Planetarium.

Only the New York CityPASS includes the Planetarium Space Show.

Many New Yorkers think this is the best of all the New York City Museums.The Planetarium is well worth the price.Anyone who grew up in NY fondly remembers their class trips and Saturdays with their parents at the Planetarium.Check out the spectacular new Space Show,“Journey to the Stars,”narrated by Whoopi Goldberg,that premiered July 4,2009.Show times approximately every half hour.

bus from Toronto to New York,Most Popular New York City Museums for family weekend

New York City Museums-Museum of Modern Art(MoMA)

Museum of Modern Art NYC

11 W.53rd St.(5th/6th Aves)

Subway:E,V to 53rd St.–5th Ave.;F to 57th St.;

B,D,F,V to 47th–50th Sts.–Rockefeller Center

Admission included with New York Pass and a choice on the New York Explorer Pass.

Admission–$25;$18 seniors;$14 students;children 16 and under free.Open:7 Days Week

Plan your day at MOMA with the interactive MoMA tool highlighting the best days to visit and best touring plan,based on your preferences.

NYC Insider Ways to Visit the MoMA

1)MOMA Thursday Nights:see all the museum attractions with an added bonus of live music and cash bar cocktails in the The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.The summer music selection showcases Brazil and China.Performances at 5:30 and 7:00 pm.The Garden Cart sells gelato and sorbetto from Il Laboratorio del Gelato and Terrace 5 is open for light refreshments inside the Museum on the fifth floor.Regular NYC Museums admission applies.

2)The Modern–This is not a typical New York City Museum cafe.Everything from the food to the atmosphere and scenery is exquisite.The Modern is part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group,which also owns Union Square Cafe,Gramercy Tavern,Eleven Madison Park,Tabla and many other of NYC’s top rated restaurants.The dining room overlooks the sculpture garden in the middle of the museum and food itself is practically art.Of all the dining in New York City Museums,this is likely the nicest

3)UNIQLO Free Fridays:Like many New York City Museums,MOMA offers free admission every Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.Since the program launched in 2004,nearly three million visitors have enjoyed free admission and increased accessibility to MoMA’s exhibitions,film screenings and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

NYC Museums–Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum NYC

1071 Fifth Ave.(89th St)

Manhattan,NY 10128

Subway:4,5,6 to 86th St

Admission–$25,$18 Students and Seniors(65+),Free children under 12.Closed Thursdays,Thanksgiving,and Christmas Day.

Admission included as a choice on New York CityPass(or Top of the Rock),included with the New York Pass or as a choice on the New York Explorer Pass

NYC Insider Ways to Visit the Guggenheim Museum

1)Art After Dark–The Guggenheim hosts really cool after hours art events with a cash bar and music centered around a special exhibition or program.Once the general public has left for the day,usually after 9pm,the museum turns into one of the city’s hottest spots.

2)Pay-What-You-Wish:Saturday evenings from 5:45–7:45 pm

Guggenheim Museum Hours:

Sun-Wed,Fri:10 am–5:45 pm*

Thursday–Closed

Saturday–10 am–7:45 pm*,Pay What You Wish 5:45-7:45pm