History museums' acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closet full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today's Groupon for membership to the Museum of the City of New York. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a one-year associate membership (a $100 value)
- For $25, you get a one-year individual membership (a $50 value)
The Museum of the City of New York explores the past, present, and future of the Big Apple through a series of engaging exhibitions. Hurry in to see Samurai in New York: The First Japanese Delegation, 1860 (ends on November 7). This exhibit delves into the historic 1860 visit of more than 70 Japanese samurais, the first contingent to have left the closed island nation in 200 years, due to airport security concerns regarding swords. Timescapes: A Multimedia Portrait of New York allows visitors to skip a hefty semester’s tuition and awkward freshman mixers at NYU and instead cram a semester’s worth of city history into a 25-minute multimedia presentation. The museum’s expansive permanent collections house more than 1.5 million images and objects, including an exclusive assemblage of vintage clothing from America’s fashion capital.
Like being friends with a dual chocolatier/dentist, museum membership has its benefits. All members receive unlimited admission for one year, invitations to members-only events, and discounted admission to ticketed public programs, including lectures and performances. Associate membership includes full benefits for a pair of history lovers. While individual members receive a 10% discount at the Museum Shop and Café, associate members receive a 15% discount plus exclusive invites to every exhibition opening and reception.
- Great museum with a variety of exhibits - I recommend it as a museum to visit early in your trip as it gives a great overview of the rich history of New York. – Lady_GreyToronto, TripAdvisor
- it does a wonderful job in showing life in the city through the eyes of people who have lived in the city. – Lis K., Yelp
Museum of the City of New York
Located along the Museum Mile section of Fifth Avenue, the Museum of the City of New York chronicles local culture through an array of exhibitions, interactive programs, publications, and other media. Founded in 1923 and housed in a landmark building, the nonprofit museum hosts temporary exhibitions to complement extensive permanent collections. Hallways and gallery spaces invite guests inside to study historic maps, photographs of life and architecture, and artwork, as well as vintage displays gathering toys, fashion, and furniture—providing more insight into the city's rich character than the diary of Al Pacino. Docents and visiting artists aim to highlight the city's diversity and heritage through public programs and events, such as gallery tours and performances as well as symposiums and panels. A gift shop allows visitors to bring home a taste of the Big Apple via city-spirited books, clothing, posters, music, films, and handmade goods.
1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd St.
New York, New York 10029Get Directions