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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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Had a lot of laughs. it was great, it was a lot of fun. The Boob bouncy house was an additionally $3.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! crazy money... and you only get 30 seconds and only... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
samanthaovitt
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Burlington, Vermont
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not worth it at all , waste of time and money. Nothing attractive or interesting , may be the only good thing is the shop in the ground floor which is even not 100% satisfactory.

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Thank Fadi S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I write about sex and thought this would be a great place to stop by during my vacation. The museum was over priced and the customer service was horrible. Moreover, it was not engaging it was filled with a bunch of poster boards. They need to provide discounts and stop having people walk up and down the stairs to purshase... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lot of laughs. it was great, it was a lot of fun. The Boob bouncy house was an additionally $3.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! crazy money... and you only get 30 seconds and only two people can go in at a time. we had a party of 4 and we couldn't all be together. 30 seconds for 3 bucks was a ripoff.... More 

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Wehr, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum just for fun and we were really flashed after we left! It was informativ, funny and somehow stimulating! We really enjoined our stay there and definitely recommend going there!

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Thank Johannes B
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We haphazardly decided to go to the Museum of Sex while in NYC for a friends birthday. It was definitely interesting to say the least. You first walk in to the gift shop/ticket line. It is full of toys, treats & characters. The line moves pretty quickly & there are about 4 floors of attractions if I remember correctly. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is an embarrassment to museums in New York. Let me tell you why. There were three galleries and an exhibit when we were here. The first gallery was a history of pornography and prostitution. NOTHING you could see here are things you can't find anywhere else. There are excerpts from the first pornographical writings (e.g. Fanny Hill, 120... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally not what I was expecting. I was expecting how sex involved through the centuries and this was more of how porn and toys came about and how animals mate. The attractions are so hard to read because the font size is like 6 and the area is extremely dark and hot.

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Rockwall, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an "interesting" place to say the least - I am not sure they know exactly what they want to be! The ground floor is a gift shop full of condoms, oils, vibrators, books, sex toys, etc. The additional floors are a hodgepodge of displays, information and artifacts. There are some very interesting books and photos from the 1700's-1800's... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth your money! You would think a New York sex museum could do better! It's tiny, more text than graphics and very blah..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an ok attraction. There was loads of reading super small text on the walls with poor lighting so was t ideal. The animal section was the best part of the museum because it really invokes deep thoughts about gender identity.

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