A trip to the USA would not be complete without stopping off at the most famous city. Going to New York will leave you in an area that is simply teeming with cultural stimulation; there are a vast array of museums and galleries throughout this crazy, busy city to keep you entertained for a month. No matter what your interests are, you are bound to find something to tickle your fancy around New York. Visitors will find that from the magnificent collections of the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan, to the unique exhibits in the Museum of Natural History there is plenty to see.
A flight to New York will deliver you to a multicultural melting pot and its educational venues reflect this diverse blend of peoples and cultures. Hispanic, Afro American culture, Italian and Oriental immigrants all left their mark and their museums around the city. There are a number of small, informative museums that detail the lives, art and history that have truly inspired people.
Some of the more unusual collections, exhibits and displays can be found at the following venues:-
Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a collection of working class apartment blocks that were constructed between the late 19th and early 20th century and housed over 7,000 people. The buildings have been preserved and turned into an interesting, interactive museum where you can find out the fascinating facts behind immigrant life in New York at the start of the 20th century.
Isamu Noguchi Garden is a wonderful green void in New York City where you can walk in pleasant surroundings and view some of the artist Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures. Opened in 1985 the whole space has been conceived as a beautiful relaxing and educational public space.
Skyscraper Museum, if nothing else New York is famous for its skyscraper skyline, names like Empire, Chrysler, Woolworth and Twin Towers have made it the home of more record breaking buildings than anywhere else on the planet and the museum details the various towering structures, designs and technology that, down the years, have gone into the making of these tallest records.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum founded in 1899 is a great day out for all the family and has over 30,000 objects that will bring childhood memories flooding back. This is a great, green and friendly, hands on museum that excels in providing a fun and educational environment for children of any age. Bring a change of clothes as the water feature guarantees everyone a drenching.
Bodies Exhibit in NYC has the novel sight of 200 dismembered and dissected human bodies that give the viewer an up close and personal look at how we function. The exhibit features everything from the skeleton, muscles, blood flow, reproduction and respiration in the human body. The Bodies Exhibit is a totally unique and captivating museum experience.