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•  Address 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY, 10456
•  phone 718-681-6000
•  Contact Camille Wanliss
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Bronx Museum of the Arts
Museums-The Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) is re-envisioning the role of museums in contemporary society: it addresses the changing needs of its diverse constituencies, while standing at the forefront of scholarly discourse, museum practices, and innovative public programs. As such, BxMA is recognized as "an important player in shaping New York art of both the present and the future" (The New York Times). The Bronx Museum was founded in 1971 by a group of local residents to bring the visual arts to the Bronx. It has remained the only fine art museum in the Bronx. In its first decade, it was housed in the public rotunda of the Bronx County Courthouse located on Grand Concourse and 161st Street. In 1982, it moved five blocks north on the Concourse to 165th street into a former synagogue purchased and donated by the City of New York.

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•  Address 2 East 91st Street, New York, NY, 10128
•  phone 212-849-8400
•  Contact Laurie Olivieri
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational programs, exhibitions and publications. Founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt—granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper—as part of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the museum has been a branch of the Smithsonian since 1967.

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•  Address 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY, 10044
•  phone 212-425-1778
•  Contact Jessica B. Phillips
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Fraunces Tavern Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museums mission is to educate the public and create genuine appreciation for New York City history as it relates to Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic; this mission is fulfilled through the preservation of its collection and interpretation of the institutions landmarked 1719 building along with varied exhibitions of art and artifacts as they relate to the historic site and the American Revolution. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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•  Address 420 W. 14th Street, New York, NY, 10014
•  phone 212-920-4264
•  Contact Marlon Suson
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Images & Remnants from the Recovery is NYC's newest & most moving museum. Located in the Meat-Packing District on West 14th st, the non-profit museum was created by actor Marlon Suson, who served at Ground Zero as 'Official Photographer' for the Uniformed Firefighter's Association. Appointed by UFA Manhattan Trustee Rudy Sanfilippo and overseen by FDNY Chief of Dept. Daniel Nigro, Suson shot arguably the most stunning images ever recorded from the months that followed 9/11. Dubbed "Rare Photos" by the NY Times, the images, along with artifacts all have a narration/history programmed into self-guided listening devices in English, Italian, Spanish & French. Known as the "Biggest Little Museum in New York" for it's small size but huge story content, the museum was just ranked the 8th most popular attraction in NYC by TripAdvisor.com and has a near perfect 5-star average (4.8 stars) in customer reviews. Mr. Suson, appointed an FDNY Honorary Battalion Chief by Commissioner Scoppetta, sometimes sits in and guest-hosts tours at the museum. Tickets for tours available by calling ZERVE at (212) 209-3370. Tours last 2 hours and the museum is known as "kid-friendly." No graphic images. Tickets are $25 and $19 (no tour fee for 9-11 family members) and fees go to keep the museum in operation.

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•  Address 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10128
•  phone 212-423-3500
•  Contact Francesca Merlino
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Guggenheim Museum

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•  Address Pier 86, W. 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY, 10036
•  phone 646-381-5283
•  Contact Desiree Scialpi
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Intrepid Sea
New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Join us for a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.

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•  Address 26 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013
•  phone 212 431-2609
•  Contact Jerry Kajpust
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Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
About the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art invaluable museum. Holland Cotter, New York Times, June 2013 Best place for gay culture, Time Out New York: New York's Best 2012. The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is the first and only dedicated museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it. The Museum has a permanent collection of over 22,000 objects, 6-8 major exhibitions annually, artist talks, film screenings, readings, THE ARCHIVE - a quarterly art newsletter, a membership program, and a research library. The Leslie-Lohman Museum is operated by the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc., a non-profit founded in 1987 by Charles W. Leslie and Fritz Lohman, who have supported gay and lesbian artists for over 30 years. The Leslie-Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of this community by educating, informing, inspiring, entertaining, and challenging all who enter its doors. The Museum is located at 26 Wooster Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Admission is free, and hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12-6 pm, and Thursday, 12-8 pm. The Museum is closed Monday and all major holidays. The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization and is exempt from taxation under section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. The Museum can be reached at 212-431-2609. For more information, go to LeslieLohman.org.

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•  Address 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
•  phone 212-512-9600 x209
•  Contact Kim Snow
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Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds in Times Square is the only place with no ropes or barriers holding you back from getting photos with your favorite stars! Voted as one of New Yorks most unique attractions, Madame Tussauds invites you to pose with over 200 figures of internationally renowned musicians, A-list stars, sports legends, world leaders, super heroes and more. With several newly renovated spaces, the world famous wax attraction is bigger and better than ever!

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•  Address 233 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10016
•  phone 212.689-6337
•  Contact Daniel Gluck
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Museum of Sex
The Museum of Sex (MoSex) opened its doors October 5, 2002 on Fifth Avenue at 27th Street with its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Changed Sex in America. The museum collaborates with world-renown cultural institutions, artists, and academics to create exhibitions and programs that explore the best in current scholarship in the arts, sciences and humanities. Thus far, it has shown more than 25 exhibitions and three online interactive web projects. Its permanent collection is comprised of more than 15,000 sexually significant artifacts, from fine art to historical ephemera. Daniel Gluck, founder and executive director of Museum of Sex, conceived of an institution unlike any other one wholly dedicated to the exploration of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. In keeping with this mission, the museum advocates open discourse and strives to present to the public the best in current scholarship unhindered by self-censorship. Befitting the museum's role as an educational sexual epicenter, it also provides a diverse program of events, including performances, lectures and seminars. The Museum of Sex features four floors of gallery space and a unique gift shop which offers one-of-a kind signature products including publications, home accents, bath & spa treatments, clothing and, of course, the best selection of sex toys available. Visitors also enjoy Play, the museum's popular caf/den/bar & lounge. For more information, please visit www.museumofsex.com like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mosex follow us on Twitter at @museumofsex.

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•  Address 1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd St., New York, NY, 10029
•  phone 212-534-1672
•  Contact Lesley Alpert-Schuldenfrei
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Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York embraces the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrates the citys cultural diversity. It does so through its rich collections, a lively schedule of exhibitions, and an array of programs for adults and children. The Museum is dedicated to fostering an understanding of New Yorks evolution from its origins as a settlement of a few hundred Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans to its present status of one of the worlds largest and most important cities. The Museum of the City of New York was founded in 1923. Its first home was Gracie Mansion. The Museum opened the doors of its new building at 1220 Fifth Avenue in 1932.

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•  Address 235 Bowery, New York, NY, 10003
•  phone 212-219-1222 x209
•  Contact Hyatt Mannix
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New Museum of Contemporary Arts
Museums - Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattans only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program.

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•  Address 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
•  phone 212-398-3133
•  Contact Luis Alvarez
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Ripleys Believe it or Not
Museums-Entertainment-Our museum is a collection of over 500 unusual artifacts from all over the world, representing the places and cultures visited by Robert Ripley during his travels

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•  Address 207 Front Street, New York, NY, 10038
•  phone 212-748-8725
•  Contact Paula Mayo
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South Street Seaport Museum
When you visit the South Street Seaport Museum, the exhibits in our galleries and on our historic ships are just the beginning of a fantastic voyage back in time. The museum is located on the site of what was once this country's leading port and is now a twelve-square-block historic district in lower Manhattan. South Street provides visitors with an unforgettable glimpse into a past where 18th- and 19th-century buildings line stone-paved streets; sea-laden breezes waft off the river. Founded in 1967, the mission of the South Street Seaport Museum is to trace the history of the Port of New York, and its commercial and cultural impact on the city, the state, and the nation. The museum fulfills its mission through its galleries and exhibits, living history programs, programs and events, educational programs for children and adults, and the largest privately owned collection of historic vessels (in tonnage) in the United States.

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•  Address 1280 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10029
•  phone 212-444-9795
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The Africa Center
The Africa Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary institution, provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa. The Center’s work is premised on the idea that this emerging market of one billion people, characterized by extraordinary diversity and complexity, is inescapably relevant to building a prosperous, secure, and desirable future.

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•  Address 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT, 06604
•  phone 203-331-1104
•  Contact Kathleen Maher
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The Barnum Museum
The Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, CT is the last surviving establishment attributed to the extraordinary American icon, Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891). Barnum’s story is a fascinating exploration of 19th century social, commercial, political and industrial history, and his tale begins long before his circus enterprise was created in 1872. He was an entrepreneur, museum proprietor, business leader, political leader, urban developer, community benefactor, philanthropist, temperance leader, emancipationist, lecturer and author. Barnum was committed to the intellectual and cultural development of society, and was a voice for the pursuit of freedom and choice. Barnum’s impact reaches deep into our American heritage, and his remarkable stories of influence and contribution are preserved and interpreted at the Barnum Museum in downtown Bridgeport where it has proudly served an international audience of well over a million students, scholars and lifelong learners. The Museum showcases events, programs and exhibitions of wondrous artifacts and curiosities from the 4,000 year-old mummy to the carriages of General Tom Thumb. As one of the country’s greatest national treasures, the Barnum Museum is a vibrant cultural asset in the region, and the centerpiece of Fairfield County’s cultural heartbeat. Spurring innovative thinking and learning for the future, empowering and strengthening the community through dynamic interactions and lively exchange of ideas, the Museum is committed to expanding its presence in the community and to fully serve as a place of knowledge and enrichment.

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•  Address 95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT, 06010
•  phone 860-585-5411
•  Contact Morgan Urgo
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The New England Carousel & Museum - Fire History
Museums - The New England Carousel Museum is dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of operating carousels and carousel memorabilia and the creation of new carousel material, for the education and pleasure of the general public. The main mission of the New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, is to preserve and protect antique wooden carousels and carousel pieces. We believe that the way to accomplish this task is through education. We are in the business of educating the children, who are the next generation of carousel lovers.

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•  Address 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT, 06511
•  phone 203-432-5050
•  Contact Melanie Brigockas
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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
From dinosaurs to diamonds, mummies to meteorites, early man to modern day birds, exhibits at the Yale Peabody Museum delight adults and children alike. The Great Hall houses real fossils, including the type specimen of Brontosaurus.

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