Queens, New York, is a big city with plenty of different interesting and exciting activities that the whole family will enjoy. Many of these activities can be found at one of several fascinating Queens museums. Here are a few favorites that you can check out with your family.
Spend your Day at Any of these Incredible Queens Museums
Museum of the Moving Image
Astoria is home to the only museum in the country that is entirely devoted to the storied history and art behind the moving image. At the Museum of the Moving Image, you can enjoy exhibits and collections that tell the story of film, television, cameras and digital media in all forms.
They have art installations, interactive exhibitions, educational programs, thousands of films throughout history and many more unique displays that will have you hooked. They currently have exhibitions on display that highlight the lengthy career of legendary director Martin Scorsese, as well as one that showcases the behind the scenes production of movies.
Besides how interesting it is, it will also provide an informative learning experience for everyone. They even routinely host screenings of famous films. Check out this schedule to find all of your favorites.
New York City has always been known as one of the many capitals of the vast world of art; however, Long Island City, Queens, actually has our country’s largest contemporary art institution.
As an offshoot of the famous Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, MoMA PS1 is different in that the majority of its pieces are extremely experimental and avant-garde. They primarily focus on emerging and unique artists. Mark Leckey, Sascha Braunig and Cinthia Marcelle currently have exhibitions on view.
It is truly one of the most interesting places in the country, and certainly New York City. MoMA PS1 is entirely nonprofit, so admission fees are inexpensive, with many discounts for seniors, students and children. They are open Thursday through Monday from noon to 6 p.m.
New York Hall of Science
For decades, the New York Hall of Science has entertained and educated thousands of children from the New York-area and worldwide. Located in Queens’ Flushing Meadow-Corona Park, the Hall of Science has over 450 exhibits, demonstrations and activities for all to enjoy.
A few of their most popular exhibits include:
- Wild Minds- What Animals Really Think
- NYSCI’s New Mars Rover
- Rocket Park Mini Golf
- Search for Life Beyond Earth
- Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure
There’s something at the New York Hall of Science for every child. And once they find it, they won’t want to leave. It even offers free admission on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
However, they’re regularly open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends. The different admission prices and discounts that they offer can be found here.
There is so much to explore and discover at these Queens museums. Get a head start on it all and visit one today!