Arlo SoHo Hotel’s Five Top Small Museum Picks in New York City

If you’re visiting New York City and want to explore some museums, then you’ll likely head to Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History. MoMA, or the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. These are all iconic institutions; however, you certainly won’t be exploring these museum hallways alone. At Arlo SoHo Hotel we know these are some of the most visited attractions in the entire city.

To escape some of the crowds, consider this list the staff at Arlo SoHo Hotel put together of smaller museums that will still captivate your mind.

The Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side shows what life was like for people living in the area around Orchard Street during the turn of the 20th-century. The museum features recreated tenement housing that shows how the mostly immigrant families were packed into small spaces yet survived.

The Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park City features exhibitions and programs that detail everything you’ve wanted to know about the city’s iconic tall buildings. It presents historical details, technological innovations, and a sense of history and rebirth that exemplifies the city.

A short walk from Grand Central Station, the Morgan Library & Museum boasts many items from legendary finance icon J.P. Morgan. The library was built in 1906 and features three glorious stories of books within a classical room that resembles an Italian Renaissance villa. It features multiple rooms and glorious murals that exude history and warmth.

The National Museum of Mathematics, a short walk from the Empire State Building, is an award-winning institution that uses galleries and programs to showcase the wonderful world of math. It uses hands-on learning that engages and excites kids of all ages, from two to 100.