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New York City Museums & Galleries

Astounding Art, Science & History

New York City has long been an inspiration to creatives across generations, attracting a diverse array of artists, designers, scientists and historians. With its unparalleled wealth of arts, culture and education, this city has solidified its position as a destination that's hard to top. Fortunately, at Margaritaville Resort Times Square, you won't have to venture far to explore some of the most renowned museums and galleries that draw visitors from around the world. Whatever your interests, you're sure to find at least one captivating exhibition to add to your must-see list while in New York City—though it's likely you'll find yourself wanting to see much more.

  • Art Museums

  • Museum of Modern Art

    In New York City, artists have always found a home. And at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) just a 15 minute walk from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, art enthusiasts can explore contemporary collections devoted to the modern era. With around 200,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, media and performance art, architectural models and drawings, design objects and films, the museum is a boundless source of inspiration.

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  • The Met

    At The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), the largest museum in the Americas and the most-visited museum in the U.S., visitors can embark on a journey through 5,000 years of art from around the world. The permanent collection is just 20 minutes away from Margaritavill Resort Times Square by Subway and boasts over two million works, divided into 17 curatorial departments, each with its own world-renowned selection of masterpieces, as well as extraordinary cultural exhibitions that will leave you awe-struck.

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  • The Guggenheim

    Designed by the iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as The Guggenheim) in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, just a 20-minute Subway ride from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and another must-see museum. Its continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and Contemporary Art draws visitors from around the globe.

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  • Whitney Museum of American Art

    As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art (known more informally as “The Whitney”) presents a full range of 20th-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Meatpacking District museum’s flagship exhibition, the Biennial, remains the country’s leading survey of the most recent developments in American art. You can find the Whitney Museum of American Art just 15 minutes away from Margaritaville Resort Times Square by Subway.

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  • American Folk Art Museum

    In the Upper West Side of Manhattan, less than a 10-minute Subway ride from Margaritaville Resort Times Square, the American Folk Art Museum is a premier institution devoted to aesthetic appreciation—featuring awe-inspiring galleries of folk art across time and place, in addition to creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the U.S. and abroad.

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  • Art Walks in New York City

    In New York City, some of the best art walks are a treasure trove of iconic galleries with no admission cost. These walks not only pay tribute to well-known and celebrated artists but also provide a platform for emerging talents in the world of art and design. Among the most legendary art walks are Lower East Side Bowery, Lower East Side Grand Street, Chelsea West 21st Street, Chelsea West 24th Street, Midtown, Fifth Ave/Museum Mile and Upper East Side Madison Avenue.


    These destinations offer a diverse range of artistic mediums such as paintings, sculptures and installations, ensuring that visitors will leave in awe and wanting more. It is recommended to come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and an adventurous spirit, as Manhattan's art-centric neighborhoods offer endless opportunities for gallery-hopping.

    Science Museums

    Despite its name, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is a hub for science enthusiasts rather than history aficionados. Situated across Central Park, just 15 minutes away from Margaritaville Resort Times Square by Subway, the AMNH stands as one of the most distinguished institutions globally, renowned for its scientific, educational and cultural contributions. Boasting an impressive array of 45 permanent exhibition halls, a planetarium and a library, the AMNH offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to explore the universe.

    With over 34 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, cultural artifacts, astrophysical data and much more, visitors will leave the AMNH with a heightened sense of curiosity about the world around them.

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    • History Museums

    • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

      Located on the Hudson River in Manhattan, less than 25 minutes from Margaritaville Resort Times Square by Subway, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a respected institution among historians and veterans, boasting a vast collection of American military and maritime history. Visitors can explore museum ships including the esteemed aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the cruise missile submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. The lower deck even features a reproduction of a World War I biplane, providing a hands-on look at the technology that has shaped modern warfare.

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  • New-York Historical Society

    For those interested in experiencing 400 years of history, the New-York Historical Society is a must-visit museum and library located on the edge of Central Park, a 15-minute Subway ride from Margaritaville Resort Times Square. With groundbreaking exhibitions, outstanding collections, immersive films and thought-provoking conversations, this institution provides a comprehensive look at New York City's unique history through artwork, manuscripts, furniture, rare treasures and more.

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  • Spyscape

    At Skyscape, explore your hidden powers in an immersive interactive adventure. Dodge lasers, make and break codes, run surveillance, lie and spot liars. Utilizing immersive stories and experiences, visitors uncover their own potential by testing their skills with various 'challenges' throughout the 60,000-square-foot museum. Assessing traits such as empathy, agility, personality, brain power and risk tolerance, the final Debrief gives visitors the results of their tests and ultimately assigns each person a spy role.



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