Queens Museum
Queens Museum
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Housed in the historic New York City Building, this museum features modern and contemporary works designed to enrich peoples' appreciation and enjoyment of the fine arts through changing exhibitions, films, family workshops, lectures and performances.
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Zuzana
Europe303 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I am giving two stars for an amazing exhibition of memorabilia of World Fair, for a model of city of NY and water sources and for Tiffany’s lamps. There it ends. First, what kicked me in eyes were big letters “Bienvenidox” or so… As my husband’s mother tongue has a latin origin, he was utterly offended how someone has the audacity to alternate his mother language. Second, the memorabilia of the World Fair are almost hidden in the museum and the statement that the historical World Fair where could literally participate every nation by presenting their culture was a reinforcement of capitalistic white men and their sexism and racism is scandalous. Third, museum is open from 11am-5pm, yet while we were there enjoying the information about the Fair, the guy with the vacuum cleaner came to do his business. I really do not understand this approach and not understanding historical circumstances of particular events, but I definitely know, this shouldn’t happen in institutions which are supposed to educate. Do better Queens museum!
Written November 20, 2023
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Barbara N
Groton, CT153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We went for the World's Fair exhibit -- including the panorama of NYC. Well worth the visit; wish they had more World's Fair items on display though.

We also walked around the old fair site, including the New York pavilion, which seems to be undergoing some stabilization. My husband went to the fair as a kid and always wanted to go back.

Loved the Tiffany glass exhibit. The other exhibits were interesting; they give you a glimpse into life in Queens today.
Written March 29, 2022
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Froglady12
Buckingham, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We went to the Queens Museum specifically to see the huge panorma model of the city of NY which covers about the size of a tennis court. The detail is unbelievable and the whole experience was magical. We were lucky enough to have the place almost to ourselves - the lady on the desk said people are generally not prepared to make the journey our from the city and take the 15-20 minute walk from the subway to the museum, which is a great shame. My 17 year old daughter cited it as equal first in 'best things we did in NY' (with The Museum of Illusions), and bear in mind we also took a helicopter ride over Manhattan! Highly recommend this wonderful place.
Written November 6, 2019
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nycchick01
New York City, NY57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
Free. Scheduled a timed entry just to used bathroom. Turns out to be lovely! The New York panorama is wonderful. My 7 year old son enjoyed, we used the audio guides via the QR code on the walkways which were super helpful.

Loved the Tiffany glass art exhibit. Wish they had the explanatory video playing in an area where you could sit and watch it in its entirety! Bathrooms super clean.
Written March 27, 2021
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Aviva F
49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We went here because we initially needed a parking space for the unisphere, and ended spending an interesting 2 hrs here. The relief map of the entire 5 boros was very interesting. I liked seeing the way the city darkened and lightened up over the course of a "day " , and I also enjoyed seeing and pointing out the tiny details, down to the street near where I live. Liked the airplanes taking off and landing. We enjoyed the kitschyness of the worlds fair memorabilia; it was like taking a step back in time. Fascinating the way they viewed the future. Some, not all, of the art installations were interesting, such as the tshirt display and the stuffed Jean pants exhibit. Some, like the relief map oh the old ny water exhibit, were not. Especially noteworthy was the fact t that this building had been one of the worlds fair spaces and also was the site of the United nations in the late 40s, when some momentous decisions, including the parttion of israel,were made.
Written December 6, 2019
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Shahrokh B
Plainview, NY144 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is an old memory of glory time for queens county, these days it is not much visited. Very dirty and not well maintained. It really doesn't worth the trip but if you decide to go , take the BBQ with you
Written November 5, 2019
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Traveler11375
New York City, NY34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Took some friends from out of town to see the panorama exhibit of NYC and they loved it. It was so much fun trying to figure out what part of the city different areas on the map were. A really cool part is when the overhead lights dim and lights on the panorama light up to provide a "night" perspective of the city. It is definitely a must see for native New Yorkers as well as visitors to the Big Apple.
Written September 22, 2019
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mpx2009
Sant Pere Pescador, Spain31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
I found the museum to be surprisingly interesting, covering a wide range of artists as well as art styles. Located in the middle of the beautiful Flushing Corona park, it provides a sense of harmony and incentivizes an initiative to learn all about the expositions, the most notable one being a NYC panorama dated back to 1992, which contains all of the cities landmarks, parks, cemeteries,etc. Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Tour guide Georgie Flores left us a very good impression and guided us kindly throughout multiple expositions with clear expertise. Definitely worth your while to visit while you’re in NYC.
Written July 23, 2018
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Cynthia L
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
This museum was a waste of time. It is a big building with nothing in it. The exhibits are obscure and uninteresting. There is an enormous amount of wasted space.
Written December 2, 2015
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Tatanka49
Great Neck, NY99 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
I haven't visited the Queens Museum in about 15 years. Last time I was there there was still an ice skating rink. The admission fee is suggested at $8 and seniors at $4.

We were hoping to see a museum about Queens or Art from Queens. We got neither. The NYC Panorama is still there...always a crowd pleaser and a memory from the World's fair. But it's getting seedy. It was last updated in 1992. The World Trade Center is still there. Lots of famous landmarks are either not there or are still there. The directional signs on the exhibit have the letters scratched off. Surely the can find the money to put on some new stick on letters. Heck, I'll donate $50 bucks to fix that. There are supposed to be lights to show municipal services--some 3000+... but there are perhaps 5 working. The hall doesn't darken any longer and there is no narration. Still impressive but a big disappointment from what it was. Oddly, there are video presentations around on the walls, but they have nothing to do with the Panorama. The sign says that the walkway follows the route of the old helicopter ride (you remember that from the '64 fair) and it said that they had once of the helicopters used during the display on view. I asked. Nope, sorry. In the archives and not available to the public. Change the sign, at least. Geez.

The other half of the museum has a display about India. That's it. Lots of painting and photographs and other things about India. I asked the girl at the desk and she said its to promote diversity. Diversity in Queens means Indian and Chinese and Dominican and Nepalese and Italian and Greek etc etc. One large exhibit on India?? Don't think that's very diverse. She said its temporary. I hope so.

There is also a small exhibit about Tiffany glass and another small exhibit about the last two world' s fairs but primarily about collectibles. We were hoping for photos, maps,, etc but nope, it's on collectibles.

A QUEENS MUSEUM should celebrate Queens--all of it Or at least have art from or depicting Queens. Surely they pay big bucks to people on their advisory board who could make this exhibit space something more than an Indian gallery and 2 small exhibit galleries and an aoutdated Panorama.

There is a gift shop with many Worlds Fair collectibles and some really nice baseball caps highlighting Queens--but not for $30. There is a small cafe.

A very disappointing afternoon for two life long Queens residents.
Written May 23, 2015
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