Located on the grounds of two World’s Fairs, the QM holds one of Gotham’s most amazing sights: The Panorama of the City of New York, a 9,335-square-foot scale model of the five boroughs, created for the 1964 exposition and featuring Lilliputian models of landmarks. The museum underwent an expansion to double the size of its galleries in 2013, as well as add public-event spaces, two new entryways and a glass facade facing Grand Central Parkway. A new branch of the Queens Public Library will open in the new space in 2015.
|Venue name:||Queens Museum||Contact:|
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
|Opening hours:||Wed–Sun 11am–5pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 7 to Mets–Willets Pt|
|Price:||Suggested donation $8, seniors and students $4, children under 12 free|
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The Queens Museum located in Flushing Meadows Park has undergone some major upgrades over the last few years and is looking great.Recent exhibits such as Zhang Hongtu obsessive collection of all things Mao.Paintings of the Chairman in every art style imaginable.Wood cuttings, lawn impressions, and even a ping pong table with the contours of Mao’s image in the center of the table were included in this collection. Another recent exhibit was The Ramones collection which included videos, T-shirts, instruments, and much more memorabilia of this Queens native band.A visit to this museum is not complete until you visit the 3D map of the entire 5 boroughs of New York City with replica buildings.You can spend hours viewing this alone.
The fact that every New Yorker has not been here is a tragedy. This museum is home to some of the most iconic and impressive city sites including the Unisphere--one of the most iconic symbols created for the World's Fair (it's been featured in countless music videos). Its crown jewel is the Panorama of the City of New York, which is an exact replica of the city back in 1964. There are also always very interesting exhibits.