Queens hosts some of the best museums off the beaten path in New York. Here are some of the highlights:
The Queens Museum offers art exhibitions, education programming and visual arts. Many of the exhibitions are about contemporary urban life in New York City. It is famous for the New York City Panorama miniature model from 1964. Queens Museum also hosts a vast collection from the 1939 New York World’s Fair and the Neustadt lamp collection.
Museum of the Moving Image
The Museum of the Moving Image is a world of television, film and digital media. Learn about the contemporary world and the history of films. The exhibits include classic television show props and video games. You can take part in a variety of events, lectures and discussions.
NY Hall of Science
The museum offers more than 450 exhibits, workshops and events. You, but especially your kids, will learn about science, math and engineering. The hands-on activities are great. This is the place to indulge your curiosity and creativity. Discover how gaming and technology affect your learning. The Hall of Science keeps you entertained.
Queens County Farm Museum
The Queens County Farm Museum is a lovely place to just relax. It is a farm in the city – and the longest continuously farmed place in New York. The actual farm is amazing. You kids will have fun feeding the animals. Visit the farm stand to discover something good. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the vineyard and farmhouse. The festivals on the weekends are an ideal option for getting away from the city.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
Jazz legend Louis Armstrong lived in this house with his wife from 1943 and onwards. It is a must-see for music and jazz lover alike. Here, you will learn about the legacy and life of this famous entertainer. The house is a National Historic Landmark. The museum offers 45-minute guided tours.
The museum has 13 different galleries – the largest collection of artist Isamu Noguchi in the world. Explore his sculptures, drawings, models and designs. The serenity of the sculpture garden is enchanting!