A New York museum trip shouldn't be saved for a rainy day: With specialties ranging from modern art to mathematics, sex to outer space, there a New York museum for every aesthetic and intellectual curiosity. To help you find the exact stimulation you seek, our critics have rounded up the very best museum exhibitions in New York City right now.
Temperatures climb to a balmy 80 degrees in the 1,200-square-foot vivarium, returning for its 16th year. The 500 specimens flying around include monarchs, zebra longwings and iridescent blue morpho butterflies.Read more
Experience the life of a sub pilot at “Submerged,” an interactive exhibit where you’re encouraged to explore the Growler, the only strategic missile submarine in the United States open to the public. The 40-foot-long sub is located in the museum’s hands-on gallery, the Exploreum Interactive Hall. Climb onto the bunks where sailors slept, check out the old mess hall, and act like you’re navigating in the engine room by using the periscope. Visitors also get a lesson in how submarines submerge and move through water.Read more
This exhibit investigates the elaborate backstory of trade and immigration between China and the United States starting from the late 18th century to present. "Exclusion/Inclusion" delves into Chinese-American history from all over the country and will include less-publicized narratives like the Exclusion Act of 1882, which blocked many Chinese people from entering the U.S. for many years.Read more
Photographer Marc Riboud documented his travels through Asia during the 1950s and '60s with over 100 black-and-white pictures illustrating the cultural changes in Japan, China, Nepal and other countries in relation to their postwar modernity.Read more