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Deals on the Best Museums in America

BY: SARAH GORR | 6.22.2017 |

Exploring the best in art, science, and history means taking a trip to some of the best museums in America, whether that means an afternoon of fun or a membership that grants you and the kiddos a full year of discovery. It might even mean planning the next family vacation around where you can see the biggest collection of fossils, the most famous pieces of art, or even the farthest stars and planets. But entry fees can get costly, especially if you're traveling with kids. Luckily, that's where Groupon comes in to save the day. We can not only introduce you to the best museums in NYC, Chicago, and more, but we'll save you money, too. Check out our list of some of the top places to visit that are running deals right now:

America's Best Museums with Deals in 2017

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York City

What is it: one of the best rotating collections of Impressionist, Modern, and contemporary artworks from artists such as Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock, and Jenny Holzer
Must-see exhibit: the museum itself—it's a Frank Lloyd Wright design, famous for its central skylight and winding, spiral structure
Deal: a tour with a dedicated guide plus skip-the-line access starting at just $25 per person

HistoryMiami Museum | Miami

What is it: a space dedicated to preserving Miami's cultural history through the preservation of artifacts from pre-Colombian tools to rafts used by modern refugees that made the cut for our 48-hour Miami itinerary
Must-see exhibit: "Tropical Wildlife: Portraits of Miamians, 1991–1996" to see what real Miamians look like (on display now through Sept. 17)
Deal: all-access admission for up to four for up to 40% off

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum | Houston

What is it: an all-encompassing history of the 41st president with interactive exhibits and (of course) an impressive library on the Texas A&M Campus
Must-see exhibit: the 12-foot segment of the Berlin Wall that was torn down during Bush's presidency
Deal: save 44% off on admission for up to four

Adler Planetarium | Chicago

What is it: the country's oldest planetarium, it not only features antique scientific equipment and three theaters, but an observatory that's still performing crucial research today
Must-see exhibit: at the Doane Observatory, you can use to see celestial bodies trillions of miles away during scheduled viewing hours (call ahead for the schedule)
Deal: get entrance to the museum and access to two shows for just $34.95+

American Mountaineering Museum | Denver

What is it: 3,500 square feet of space dedicated to preserving the proud tradition of mountaineering right at the base of the Rocky Mountains
Must-see exhibit: famous climber Jack Durrance's photos from the famed (and deadly) 1939 attempted ascent of K2
Deal: 35% off admission for two or four

Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum | Portland

What is it: a place to learn about the First Peoples of the Pacific Northwest as well as the Lewis and Clark expedition
Must-see exhibit: head outdoors to see the 1959 SP&S locomotive where you can actually climb inside (open in spring and summer only)
Deal: save on admission or get more bang for you buck with a one-year membership

California Academy of Sciences | San Francisco

What is it: part aquarium, part planetarium, and part natural history museum all housed under an impressive 2.5-acre "living" roof which is planet with lush greenery
Must-see exhibit: Claude, the albino alligator that makes his home in the interactive swamp exhibit
Deal: get admission for children, youths and seniors, and adults starting at just $25.95+

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BY: Sarah Gorr Guide Staff Writer