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Museum of Sex

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Address: 233 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8733
Phone Number: 12126896337
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history,...

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The museum produces exhibitions, publications and programs that bring the best of current scholarship on sex and sexuality to the widest possible audiences and is committed to encouraging public enlightenment, discourse and engagement.

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I say Oh my!!!!

let me tell you,after visiting this area,we had to grab a drink @ the play nice and sweet cafe lol.You can get the jello shot (which is came in the form of boobs LOL).Although I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Wilder, Vermont
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Wilder, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

let me tell you,after visiting this area,we had to grab a drink @ the play nice and sweet cafe lol.You can get the jello shot (which is came in the form of boobs LOL).Although I didn't try and don't wanna be embarrassed ahhahahaha.I watched those people in the bar having hard time with the jello shot lol.I order the sex... More 

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Tinajo, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this museum on a few other occasions over the years and when a Groupon offer popped up, thought, why not, have a laugh for a few hours! I am grateful for the cheap deal I got for myself & my friend because had I paid full price for this, I would have been asking for a refund!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw a deal on groupon and figured we can make an evening out of it. Not sure why the other reviewers didn't like it. I wonder what they were expecting to see at a sex museum. I can't say I was super impressed by I surely was intrigued by it all. Some of the interactive stuff felt corny and stupid... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK to kill an hour or 2 before dinner. Some interesting facts and stories as you wander through. Plenty of potential to upscale the experience. Maybe they need more funding?

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand some of the glowing reviews for this museum. It is overpriced, poorly curated, and lacks substance. In this day and age, a museum must provide an experience superior to that which can be had on your iPad (especially for such a high admission) and the museum of sex fails on multiple levels. You would be better served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Museum of Sex on a recommendation of a friend and I so glad I did. It went through the history of pornography right up to modern day. Museum is over few floors and the last section you go through is how different animals mate and how gay relationships are evident in the animal kingdom. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Could be a larger collection for the price of admission. Kinda silly that the counter upstairs didn't sell admission tickets. You had to go to the basement - just to go to the 3rd floor to begin. Historical bits were good. Stuff around for 100 and 200 years. The historical toys were interesting. Overall you could go through it on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this place was great. The MoS is a medium-sized museum with facts about sex dating back to the middle ages, and has an interactive "tent floor" which was a little weird but still very cool. Also had info on animal sex and sex toys as well as a shop. I actually learnt a fair bit and and some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on date night with my husband. We had so much fun, for people who want to do something different. Defiantly one of my favorite museums

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have a very open mind if you plan to visit the MOS. Takes you from the introduction of "Lovelace" all the way to "same sex" animal relations!

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