Far from just numbers, mathematics is the study of the patterns in the world around us. Make inquiries, spark your curiosity, and discover math’s wonders through MoMath’s exhibits and programs.
Understand how finance affects your life by viewing the museum’s exhibits on financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship, and of course the father of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.
Life in the Lower East Side has had a history rich with the immigrant experience. View restored apartments from different time periods, take or visit a costumed interpreter showing what life was like as a past resident of 97 Orchard Street.
See what subway travel looked like in the old days by boarding vintage cars and city buses, walking through old turnstiles, and exploring any of the mass transit exhibits. The museum itself is located underground, in an actual 1936 subway station. You can even take a tour of the now-defunct City Hall station, with its vaulted tile ceilings and chandeliers.
Unlike watching paint dry, seeing cheese age is a rather delicious affair that you can partake in through a tour of Murray’s cheese caves, which are the oldest in the country. The “overall guiding philosophy” at the caves is to “take cheeses that arrive with ‘one note’ and impart them with considerably more depth of flavor, like curing fresh pork legs into ham or fermenting grape juice into wine.” While the shop is open regularly, the caves are not, so you’ll have to register for a class or tour in order to see them.
Museum dedicated to advancing “the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts.” Previous and current exhibitions have included a room full of old video games (that you could play), Presidential campaign commercials, and science-related short films.
What could be more unexpected in a bustling city than a… farm? The Queens County Farm Museum is NYC’s “largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland” that is also the “longest continuously farmed site in New York State.” Explore historic farm buildings, go on a hayride, or feed some goats!
Previously a military base, Fort Totten is now a public park that houses over a hundred historic buildings, including some fortifications constructed during the Civil War. With Urban Park Rangers, you can tour of the abandoned ruins of the Fort Totten battery that are usually unavailable to the public.
Previously the Museum of Television and Radio, the Paley Center holds exhibits and screenings, and archives all things media, including television shows, movies, and even some online media. Remember that one episode of that one TV show from a million years ago? Yeah. They have it.
The official museum of the New York City Fire Department. Located at an old 1904 firehouse, the museum examines the evolution of firefighting, and showcases 9/11 memorial, firefighting artifacts, tools, uniforms, and vehicles.