Admission for Five or One-Year Family Membership to The Skyscraper Museum (Up to 54% Off)

New York

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In a Nutshell

Experience the growth of the New York skyline through a series of vertically arranged exhibits that imitate the landscape of a city

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must provide email address at checkout. Must activate membership option by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 12 months from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Museums bring history alive, like a skeleton found underneath your house. Dig up the past with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $8 for admission for up to five (a $17.50 value)
  • $25 for a one-year family membership, good for two adults and up to three children (a $50 value)

Explore the New York skyline through the lens of its history, uncovering the technological advances, design theories, and personages that sculpted the city's unique blend of architecture. Members get unlimited access to the museum for exhibitions, public programs, and special events.

The Skyscraper Museum

There are many ways to look at a city. One can get a view of it while walking down its avenues, flying through its airspace, or gazing from afar at its distinctive skyline, an unmistakable fingerprint. The curators of The Skyscraper Museum, however, view New York through its history, exploring the personalities that shaped the skyline along with the stories of the buildings themselves. Their exhibits delve deep into these stories, examining, for instance, the economic circumstances and technological advances which allowed the Woolworth Building—sometimes called the "Cathedral of Commerce"—to sprout from New York's fertile pavement.

Even the very bones of the museum support its subject, with displays set into stacked cases that rise from floor to ceiling. The stainless steel ceiling and floor extend the verticality, making guests feel as if they're striding through the skyline of a city as giants, caught between the perspective of man and skyscraper. The narrow passageways of the museum feature long strips of lighting, the stacked panels along the walls and streaks of light creating the sensation of driving down a bustling boulevard at night.


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Reviews

Very nice museum with wonderful models. Very informative.

djwd4z, TripAdvisor, 12/19/11

Tips

63% of 27 customers

  • “Bring a blanket and bag lunch and make a day out of it. Great spots near by to have a full family day out”

  • “I thought it was interesting. The building of the World Trade Center video was really interesting! It's small and affordable, so it's an easy stop that steps out of...”

    “I thought it was interesting. The building of the World Trade Center video was really interesting! It's small and affordable, so it's an easy stop that steps out of the "art" museum ordinary.”

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    39 Battery Pl.

    New York, New York 10280

    212-968-1961

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