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Best Museums to Visit in NYC This Winter

Jan 23, 2018 | Seasonal Things to Do

Best Museums to Visit in NYC This Winter

When the weather is cold, keep cozy with the best museums to visit in NYC this winter.

Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Dinosaur fossils, live Butterfly exhibits and aircraft carriers. What do they all have in common? All are featured in some of the best museums in the city and winter is the perfect time to visit! Here’s what rounds out our top picks:

The Museum of Modern Art makes one of the top picks of best museums to visit in NYC this winter for good reason. As one of the most sought after museums in the city, visitors can explore the works of Frida Kahlo, Ando Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Insider Tip: You can avoid the crowds if you head to MOMA when they open in the morning or enjoy free admission on Fridays from 4pm to 8pm.

Art is the focus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well with spectacular exhibits to enjoy including the works of Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, van Gogh and Degas among others. Unique to The Met is the Cloisters, this museum is located on four acres in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, with art, architecture, and gardens prevalent in medieval Europe. The Cloisters are open year round and make the perfect place to explore when you are ready to step outside.

When you are ready to explore something with the kids, the American Museum of Natural History is the ideal destination. Everyone will love exploring the exhibits in literature, film, television, video games and of course, a massive collection of prehistoric fossils. When you’ve had your fill of strolling through all of the displays, sit back and wonder over our universe with a performance at the Hayden Planetarium or head inside the Butterfly Conservatory where it is toasty in the winter months to keep the live butterflies happy.

Rounding out our exploration of the best museums to visit in NYC this winter is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum - the only museum where visitors can get up close and personal with the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the first space shuttle Enterprise, a submarine Growler, a British Concorde, and some of the fastest jets.

Stay toasty this winter exploring the museums and book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club in Midtown to be right in the middle of all of the fun.

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