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Children’s Museum of Manhattan 212 w.

83rd St., btw Amsterdam Ave. & Broadway, 721 1223. Interactive exhibitions for adults and children, such as Adventures With Dora and Diego and Curious George Let’s Get Curious! plus create it yourself programs taught by professional artists, classes for kids and workshops for parents that discuss topics such as healthy lifestyles and art at home. Sun Fri 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. 7 p.m.; $11 adults children, $7 seniors, under 1 and first Fri of each month 5 8 p.m. free.

Dialog in the Dark South Street Seaport Exhibition Centre, 11 Fulton St., btw South & Front sts., 1 646 747 5663, dialognyc.com. Visitors are led by visually impaired guides through total darkness in this hourlong, one of a kind experience. Sun Thurs 10 a.m. 7 p.m., Fri Sat 10 a.m. 9 p.m.; $28.50 adults, $24.50 seniors (60+), $22.32 ages 4 12. © D22

El Museo del Barrio 1230 Fifth Ave., at 104th St., 831 7272. The art and rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean and Latin America are celebrated at this recently renovated center of Latino pride. Tues Sat 11 a.m. 6 p.m., Wed 11 a.m. 9 p.m., Sun 1 5 p.m.; Suggested $9 adults, $5 seniors students, seniors on Wed and under 12 free. &©XOi G7

Ellis Island Immigration Museum Millions of immigrants entered the U.S. on this historic island between 1892 and 1954. Daily 9:30 a.m. 5 p.m.; Free. Daily round trip ferry fares from Battery Park: $13 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children 4 12. Ferry: 1 877 523 9849; Ellis Island: 363 6307.

Fisher Landau Center for Art 38 27 30th St., btw 47th & 48th aves., Long island City, Queens, 1 718 937 0727. A converted parachute harness factory houses the expansive private collection of Emily Fisher Landau, which includes contemporary works by American artists such as Kiki Smith, Jenny Holzer, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd and Cy Twombly. Thurs Mon noon 5 p.m.; Free.

Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 425 1778. Built in 1719 as a residence for the merchant Stephen Delancey, the building now houses Revolutionary War era manuscripts, exhibitions and period rooms. Mon Sat noon 5 p.m.; $7 adults, $4 seniors (65+) ages 6 18 students, under 5 free.

Frick Collection, The 1 E. 70th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 288 0700. Oriental rugs, furnishings and classic paintings by Old Masters, Tickets on sale at amnh.org

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org) in collaboration with Coolture Marketing, Bogota, Colombia.

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs is proudly supported by Bank of America.

Guggenheim Museum, The Solomon R.

1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St., 423 3500, guggen heim.org. Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous spiraling landmark celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Thru Sept. 11: A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909 1979: Thru Sept. 28: Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity: Thru Nov. 2: The Hugo Boss Prize 2010: Hans Peter Feldmann. Sun Wed & Fri 10 a.m. 5:45 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. 7:45 p.m.; $18 adults, $15 seniors students (with ID), under 12 free, Sat 5:45 7:45 p.m. pay what you wish.

International Center of Photography 7733 Sixth Ave., at W. 43rd St., 857 0000. Photography in contemporary culture from such artists as David Seidner, Justine Kurland, Louise Lawler, Barbara Bloom, John Wood and Edward Steichen. Tues Wed 8< Sat Sun 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Thurs Fri 10 a.m. 8 p.m.; $12 adults, $8 seniors students, under 12 free, Fri 5 8 p.m. pay what you wish.

Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier 86, 12th Ave., at w. 46th St., 245 0072. The famed aircraft carrier features interactive exhibits, multisensory technology, the USS Growler submarine and over 30 restored aircraft, including the British Airways Concorde.

Mon Fri 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat Sun 10 a.m. 6 p.m.; $24 adults, $20 seniors students, $19 ages 7 17, $17 veterans, $12 ages 3 6, under 3, retired military and active dutyfree.

Japan Society 333 E. 47th St., btw First & Second aves., 832 1155. More than 100 exhibitions, events, movies and more pertaining to Japanese history, art and culture.

Jewish Museum, The 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd St., 423 3200. A noted repository of paintings, sculpture, drawings, film, Judaica, theater performances, concerts and more exploring 4,000 years of Jewish culture. Sat Tues 11 a.m. 5:45 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m. 8 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. 4 p.m. (5:45 p.m. Mar. Nov.); $12 adults, $10 seniors (65+), $7.50 students (with ID), under 12 and Sat free.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St., 535 7710. Known for its collection of American, medieval and ancient decorative art, plus the Costume institute and galleries of 19th and 20th century European art. Tues Thurs & Sun 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m., Fri Sat 9:30 a.m. 9 p.m.; Suggested: $25 adults, $17 seniors, $12 students (with ID), under 12 with adult free.

Morgan Library & Museum, The 225

Madison Ave., atE. 36th St., 685 0008. The priceless collection of books, manuscripts, drawings and prints includes three extant copies of the Gutenberg Bible. Tues Thurs 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m. 9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. 6 p.m.

Sun 11 a.m. 6 p.m.; $15 adults, $10 seniors students ages 13 15, under 13 with adult and Fri 7 9 p.m. free.

Museum at Eldridge Street 12 Eldridge St., btw Canal & Division sts., 219 0302. Museum exhibits and tours of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a fully restored national landmark that was built in 1887. Tours depart every half hour: Sun Thurs 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. 3 p.m.; $10 adults, $8 seniors students, $6 ages 5 18, under 5 and Mon free. D20

Museum at FIT, The Seventh Ave., at W. 27th St., 217 4558. Fashion is celebrated through public programs and exhibitions of contemporary and historic clothing, avant garde accessories, textiles and other visual materials. Students of the Fashion Institute of Technology also contribute pieces to the exhibits. Tues Fri noon 8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; Free. & H16

Museum of Arts and Design 2 Columbus Circle, btw Broadway & Eighth Ave.

This center celebrates the process of transforming materials into expressive objects. Tues Wed & Fri Sun 11 a.m. 6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m. 9 p.m.; $15 adults, $12 seniors students, high school students children under 13 free, Thurs 6 9 p.m. pay what you wish.

Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre St., btw Howard 8 Grand sts., 619 4785. The culture, history and struggles of Chinese people in the United States are presented through exhibits, films and performances. Mon 11 a.m. 5 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m. 9 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. 5 p.m., Sat Sun 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; $7 adults, $4 seniors (65+) students (with ID), under 12 and Thurs free.

Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery PI., btw Little West St. & First PI., 1 646 437 4202. Created in 1997 as a memorial to Holocaust victims. Sun Tues & Thurs 10 a.m. 5:45 p.m., Wed 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. 5 p.m.; $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students, under 12 and Wed 4 8 p.m. free.

Museum of Modern Art, The 77 w. 53rd St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 708 9400. Over 150,000 modern and contemporary works, including sculpture, photography and paintings, plus 22,000 films, are in the collection and on exhibit. Mon, Wed Thurs, Sat $un 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.; Fri 10:30 a.m. 8 p.m. $25 adults, $18 seniors (65+), $14 students, under 16 and Fri 4 8 p.m. free.

Museum of the City of New York, The 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 534 1672. The city is on display in over 1 million paintings, photographs, costumes, toys and other artifacts. Daily 10 a.m.

6 p.m.; $20 families, $10 adults, $6 seniors students (suggested), under 13 free. &.©£Pi F7

Museum of the Moving Image 36 0135th Ave., at 37th St., Astoria, Queens, 1 718 777 6888. The art, history, technique and technology of film, television and digital media are explored and the nation’s largest permanent collection of moving image artifacts. Tues Thurs 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m., Fri 10:30 a.m. 8 p.m., Sat Sun 10:30 a.m. 7 p.m.; $10 adults, $7.50 seniors students, $5 ages 3 18, under 3 and Fri 4 8 p.m. free.

National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts 1083 Fifth Ave., btw 89th & 90th sts., 369 4880. This museum boasts one of the largest collections of 19th and 20th century American art in the United States. Reopens Sept. 16. wed Sun 11 a.m. 6 p.m.; $12 adults, $7 seniors students, under 12 free.

National Museum of the American Indian

7 Bowling Green, across from Battery Park, 514 3700. Celebrating Native American culture in exhibitions culled from the $mithsonian Institution’s extensive collection of decorative and functional ethnographic objects, including beadwork, stone carvings, painted hides, turquoise jewelry and fur clothing. Daily 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Thurs 10 a.m. 8 p.m.; Free.

New Museum 235Bowery, btwRivington & Stanton sts., 219 1222. This museum houses pieces in various mediums by cutting edge artists. Wed, Fri Sun 11 a.m. 6 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m. 9 p.m.; $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, under 19 and Thurs 7 9 p.m. free.

Rose Center for Earth and Space American Museum of Natural History

Central Park west, enter on W. 8ist St., 769 5100, amnh.org rose. Home to the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, Scales of the Universe Walkway and Cullman Hall of the Universe. Space Show: Journey to the Stars, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. Daily 10 a.m. 5:45 p.m., first Fri of the month 10 a.m. 8:45 p.m.; museum: $16 adults,

$12 seniors students, $9 children 2 12 (suggested); museum and space show: $24 adults, $18 seniors students, $14 ages 2 12. &©i 110

Rubin Museum of Art, The 150 W. 17th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 620 5000. Paintings, books, artifacts and more from the Himalayas and the surrounding regions. Mon & Thurs 11 a.m. 5 p.m., Wed 11 a.m. 7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. io

p.m., Sat Sun 11 a.m. 6 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students seniors (65+), children under 13, Fri 6 10 p.m. and seniors (65+) first Mon of the month free. &©Xi H17

Skyscraper Museum, The 39 Battery PI., btw Little West St. & Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, 968 1961. Exhibitions, programs and publications devoted to high rise buildings and their impact on society. Wed Sun noon 6 p.m.; $5 adults, $2.50 seniors students. &©i G23

Whitney Museum of American Art 945

Madison Ave., at E. 75th St., 570 3600, whitney .org. Contemporary American art, including sculpture by Louise Bourgeois and Man Ray and paintings by Cy Twombly, Yves Tanguy and Willem de Kooning. Wed Thurs, Sat Sun 11 a.m. 6 p.m.

Fri 1 9 p.m.; $18 adults, $12 seniors students (with ID) and adults 19 25, under 19 free, Fri 6 9 p.m. pay what you wish.

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