Top Museums Near Queens, NY

Whether you’re only in town for a few days or are here scouting out storage units for a permanent move, Queens, NY, has plenty of places to keep you and the kids entertained and engaged. Today, the team at SecureSpace Self Storage Maspeth Queens shares a few of their favorite museums.

Our #1 Pick: The Museum Of The Moving Image

If you grew up with the Muppets or lived out your teen years watching Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, then you can’t miss a visit to the Museum of the Moving Image. This museum serves as a storage space for plenty of exhibits revolving around the world of cinema.

Best For Newcomers: Queens Museum

Moving to Queens, NY? Visit the Queens Museum before anything else. This  impressive art museum offers a full size panorama of the five boroughs, which was built for the 1964 World’s Fair. You’ll also find lots of history along with an expansive collection of Tiffany lamps, glass, and more. The best part: it’s free.

Great For Teens: NY Hall Of Science

After a day of loading your storage unit, head back into the heart of Queens for a visit to the NY Hall of Science. Whether you want to look at NASA rockets or let the little ones get their hands on any of the rotating exhibits, this is a great day trip for kids aged five and up. The only downside here is you may have to drive or take a taxi.

An Experience For City Dwellers: Queens County Farm Museum

Most of us don’t associate Queens, NY, with farm life. Well it’s not, but it can be. A visit to Little Neck Parkway, and you’ll find Queens County Farm Museum, where everyone in your crew will have a chance to get up close and personal with live animals they can feed. The farm also features a working vineyard. However, it’s a substantial bus ride that may not hold the attention of older kids for more than a few hours.

For The Creatives: Queens Museum Of Art

Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the Queens Museum of Art is built for the older crew. You’ll also have an opportunity to see the Unisphere, and the Queens Museum of Art has one of the best gift shops around.

A Must For Contemporary Art Lovers: Museum Of Modern Art Manhattan

MoMA PS1 is an offshoot of the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. Here, you’ll find a collection of temporary, contemporary exhibits each day of the year. Sculptures, large-scale installations, drawings, photos, and paintings are among just a few of the exhibits you might expect to find. Plus, MoMA also has a Young Architects Program that allows up-and-coming building designers to showcase the ideas in their head.

Museums are more than just storage spaces for the history of Queens, NY. These expansive campuses allow us to get up close and personal with things of today and yesterday. Whether you only have a weekend or a lifetime in Queens, these museums are tha visit. And you never know, you might just learn something about your new hometown.

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