Give us 90 minutes and we'll show you
New York like you've never seen it!
You know the city -- now hear the stories. Witness New York's rise from remote outpost to city at the center of the world in our 18-minute panoramic film experience, New York Story, in surround-sound on a 75-foot screen. Then travel through time in visionary exhibitions that show why this city has always captivated hearts and minds.
Located across the street from Central Park, we offer visitors a complete one-of-a-kind experience featuring New York's history and art. We celebrate the city's uniqueness and resilience in interactive exhibitions spanning over 400 years from Dutch settlements to the American Revolution, the Civil War and 9/11. Our groundbreaking special exhibitions pair art and history to reveal the beauty and complexity of bygone eras. History will break free from the textbooks and jump into your life!
On exhibit through May 27, 2013, WWII & NYC reveals how the city contributed to the Allies’ victory in World War II, and recounts the moving stories of how New Yorkers confronted the challenges of total war.