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Queens Museum

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Address: New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368
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+1 718-592-9700
11:00 - 17:00
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Housed in the historic New York City Building, this museum features modern...

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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Loved the Panorama of New York City!

There is a scale model of New York City circa 1965 that fills a whole room. You can look down on it from various levels, and that is a main attraction of this museum nestled out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
Arcata, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were very disappointed in the use of space in this building. Even the panorama of NY was disappointing. It could have been so much better. How about spotlights to highlight certain areas, and a written explantion of what you were looking down at. There was only one of those, around by Staten Island. I am a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The small, easily accessible by car and a bit less so by subway, museum is home to the panorama/model of all of NYC--right down to each building. It needs some updating--the Twin Towers still stand--but the detail and overall effect is wonderful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This museum was not what I expected and hoped. It is a small museum with small exhibits that were being renovated when we went. I expect that our next visit will give us a surprise once the renovations are complete. The museum has a very modern feel and has a great exhibit of New York City (that needs some updating)... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Other than the panorama and the Tiffany lamp exhibit, everything else was kinda blah. The Panorama is very cool though. And if you like glass art the lamps are a must see. A nice stop from a walk in the park. There is a little cafe and gift shop as well. Bathrooms were very clean, and free tampons!

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Arcata, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

There is a scale model of New York City circa 1965 that fills a whole room. You can look down on it from various levels, and that is a main attraction of this museum nestled out on the Worlds Fair Grounds. In fact, it is in one of the original 1934 buildings. .

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I visited this Museum while the Maintenance Art was on display (ends February 19, 2017). Artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles had numerous displays where she turned the NYC garbage into TRUE works of art! Fascinating. The cost is whatever you wish to donate. There is a gift shop and cafe on the lower level. The scale model of NYC is something... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The museum was nice and I'm glad I got to visit. Its definitely shows the back story of the labor workers in NYC. The panoramic view of NYC was awesome too. They also offer a military discount. I enjoy visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

One of my favorite museums in New York City! I liked the Panorama of the City exhibit, showing a large-scale model of the city with all of its five boroughs. The museum is more than an art museum - it tackles relevant city issues such as its water supply, waste/landfill management, and social justice through activism. The museum building is... More 

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Victoria, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Fans of Tiffany lamps will want to make a beeline to this museum and its Neustadt Gallery, named for one of the earliest and most prolific collectors of these iconic Art Nouveau lights. Egon Neustadt was a Queens dentist who made his first purchase in 1935 – a daffodil lamp he picked up in a second-hand store in Greenwich Village... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Panorama of the city is unique. Modern art some of which is rubbish! Wonderful Tiffany lamps - not to be missed! long walk from the subway

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