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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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Expensive but interesting

I think that most people go into this thinking it is like MoMA or The Met. I'll admit I was pretty unimpressed, but then again, I'm not entirely sure what would have made it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Colombia, S.A.
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Colombia, S.A.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think that most people go into this thinking it is like MoMA or The Met. I'll admit I was pretty unimpressed, but then again, I'm not entirely sure what would have made it better or different. For certain the price of admission is way too excessive, and although I didn't spring for the extra $3 bounce room because I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First let me just start with this disclaimer: This really ISN'T FOR EVERYONE. If you are comfortable with yourself, mature, open-minded, and love to read this is for you. The first floor of the exhibit there is a lot to read - all amazingly interesting and intriguing. If you just breeze through you will either be extremely curious or shocked... More 

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in with a totally different impression of what this place was going to be. It's really just the evolution of the pornography industry. Not impressed at all. They do have a small bar/lounge area downstairs that has some interesting cocktails. But that's the only plus.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Planned a trip to NYC and found a groupon for this spot...it was part interesting part weird...they had old videos and photos of porn, sex toys, history of animal sex etc. on the main floor is the store to buys toys, books, oils and stuff.

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Wilder, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 July 13, 2016 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 July 13, 2016

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 July 13, 2016 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 July 12, 2016 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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