Metropolitan Museum of Art has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred to simply as "the Met", is one of the world's largest art galleries; there is also a much smaller second location in Upper Manhattan, at "The Cloisters", which features medieval art. Educator Resources
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is located in Midtown Manhattan on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum's collection offers an unparalleled overview in modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media. Educator Resources
American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located across the street from Central Park, the Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 million specimens, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time. Educator Resources
Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York, The Empire State. The 86th-floor observation deck offers impressive 360-degree views of the city. Educator Resources
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island The Statue of Liberty is located on a 12-acre island and was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States. It is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924, and restored for her centennial anniversary on July 4, 1986. The American Family Immigration History Center (AFIHC) at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum contain manifests of 25 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members who entered New York Harbor between 1892 and 1924. Educator Resources
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is the world’s leading performance arts center comprised of 12 different organizations. The most well-known are: Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Opera, New York Philharmonic, and the Julliard School.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest gothic-style Catholic church in the United States. Over a half million visitors come to the church each year to tour and pray.
St. Paul’s Chapel & Museum is located directly across the street from the site of the World Trade Center. The museum contains 23 different artifacts donated after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Top of the Rock The Observation Deck located on the 70th floor of the historic Rockefeller Center is one of New York Cities top tourist sites. Educator Resources
United Nations Headquarters is a distinctive complex in New York overlooking the East River. It contains the seats of the principal organs of the UN, including the General Assembly and Security Council. Educator Resources
Apollo Theater is one of the most famous music halls in the United States, associated almost exclusively with African-American performers. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was the home of "Showtime at the Apollo," a nationally syndicated television variety show consisting of new talent. Educator Resources
Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. In addition to its numerous exhibits, the museum also contains the largest IMAX Dome theater in the United States. Educator Resources
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST and a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane. Educator Resources
Guggenheim Museum is considered to be Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest architectural masterpiece. It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Educator Resources
Times Square is a world famous commercial area in the heart of Manhattan. The extended Times Square area, also called the Theatre District, consists of the blocks between Sixth and Eighth Avenues from east to west, and West 40th and West 53rd Streets from south to north, making up the western part of the commercial area of Midtown Manhattan. It is also the site of the annual ball drop on New Year's Eve and contains the famous Toshiba billboard and the curved seven-story NASDAQ sign.
Rockefeller Center was originally built by the Rockefeller family and is also referred to as Rockefeller Plaza. It contains some of the most famous landmarks in the United States, including Radio City Music Hall and the "Today Show" studios. The plaza has about 200 flagpoles at varying intervals featuring the flags of United Nations member countries and of all 50 U.S. states and territories. At the concourse level is the famous ice skating rink seen in countless movies and TV shows.
Central Park is a public park in the heart of Manhattan. It is the most visited park in the United States with about twenty-five million visitors annually. The park contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds, extensive walking tracks, bridle paths, two ice-skating rinks, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, and an outdoor amphitheater called the Delacorte Theater which hosts the "Shakespeare in the Park" summer festivals.
Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue in Rockefeller Plaza. The theater is primarily used for concerts and live stage shows, but it is best known for the annual holiday "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" featuring the women’s precision dance team known as the Rockettes.
NBC Studio Tour takes you through the halls and studios of the NBC’s New York operations. Led by an NBC page, you have the unique opportunity of visiting some of the most famous studios in the United States: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The Late Night Show, and Saturday Night Live.
New Museum of Contemporary Art is the only museum in New York exclusively devoted to presenting contemporary art from around the world. Over the past five years, the New Museum has exhibited artists from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom among many other countries.
Museum of Arts and Design is a center for the collection, preservation, study, and display of contemporary hand-made objects in a variety of media, including clay, glass, metal, fiber, and wood. Educator Resources
National Museum of the American Indian is a branch of the Smithsonian Institution Museum of the American Indian and features contemporary and historical exhibits of art and artifacts by and about Native Americans.
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Devine is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese and the fourth largest Christian church in the world.
World Trade Center was an original complex of seven buildings in lower Manhattan that were destroyed by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks.