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Queens Museum

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368
+1 718-592-9700
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tiffany lamps” (18 reviews)
“scale model” (11 reviews)
“new york city” (31 reviews)
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New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368
+1 718-592-9700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommended if you're into NYC history and contemporary art/architecture. Exhibitions are always changing (and always cool), but the city panorama is the crown jewel of the permanent collection and definitely worth checking out.

Thank Samiha A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to visit the never built New York exhibition. If you visit, you won’t be disappointed. Seeing and learning about plans people had for the city was so much fun. The highlight was the model on New York.

Thank GingerElbow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the train from Down town Took a while but we eventually got to the Queens Museum. Cost about $12 adults Got to see what was planned for NYC Amasing miniature layout of the city buildings and landscape Also this panorama was shown in a...More

Thank Tezzadownunder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to the Queens Museum a few times a year and mainly to see the NYC Panorama. What's great about the panorama is a visitor (if the person is a native NY'er) can see his or her life in miniature. From where you were...More

1  Thank nycnyuguy
Reviewed 8 November 2017

There is a history with this building. It was first built for the 1939 World's Fair. In the late 1940's this building housed the first United Nations while they were building it in Manhattan. First General Assembly where due to Ben Gurion, Israel became a...More

1  Thank mexit
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The main function of this museum is to house a scale model of New York (all 5 boroughs) in a space about the size of two or three basketball courts. Major buildings and structures are rendered in 1 inch: 100 feet scale; an elevated ramp...More

Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I believe because it is closed on Mondays the area in the park around feels deserted, empty. Parking is empty too. But parking is free here! They have two parking lots on both sides of the museum. There were no open restrooms around ( I...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The new exhibit of architectural proposals for the BIG Apple is terrific. You enter to a series of drawings and exhibits and then exit to the panorama of NYC in miniature that was created for the 1964-65 World's Fair. It's next to the tennis center....More

Thank CaPalm
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Small museum that has been created in a former World's Fair exhibition hall. They had some interesting exhibits. One exhibit of Tiffany lamps was exquisite. Some other art that included books of Philip Roth was fun to examine. Absolute favorite was the enormous three-dimensional map...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Ate at the cafeteria and asked to use the bathroom. Had to "donate" to use them. Some parts of the museum are interesting but the whole place left a bad taste in my mouth.

Thank Ryan S
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7 October 2017|
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Response from 1AnnieEliza | Reviewed this property |
I'd say two hours is plenty, unless you have a lot of interest in a particular exhibit. Be sure to visit the funky little gift shop--lots of great stuff.