Discover New York’s most underrated museum.
Five—count ’em, five—floors of fun, with outstanding collections of art from America, Europe, Egypt, Africa and Asia, including rooms and entire houses that let you step into 19th-century America. You’ll encounter an African Elephant Man, Rodin masterpieces, an image of Niagara Falls so realistic you might feel the spray, John D. Rockefeller’s Moroccan parlor, the Rocky Mountains, a Zambian cross-dresser, and Noah’s Ark, to name just a few of the surprising sights. You don’t need to know anything about art or the museum—you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes.
You’ll search for answers to such questions as…
• What’s the name of the life-size Egyptian wrap star? Answer: Thothirdes, a mummy.
• Why would a pregnant woman want to sleep with a tiger? Answer: A Chinese ceramic pillow has a tiger on it to ensure that a pregnant woman who sleeps on it gives birth to a male child.
• In a room where a turtle does deep knee-bends, what thing lets you wear a porpoise’s smile? Answer: A headdress, made with porpoise teeth.
Discover why this is one of our staff’s favorite “best-kept secret” hunts.
Getting there is a snap: By car or cab, it’s a straight shot from the Manhattan Bridge and the BQE, and there’s a parking lot behind the museum. By subway, the 2 and 3 trains stop directly in front of the museum’s doors.
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