Queens Museum of Art

Vacation Travel Guide
Queens Museum of Art showing interior views

Internationalism, community and creativity are on display at this eclectic art museum, set in a dramatic building in the middle of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The Queens Museum lives up to the reputation of its home borough, one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse places in the world. Internationalism is literally the foundation of the Queens Museum building, which housed two world fairs and early meetings of the United Nations General Assembly. See how renovations in recent decades have transformed the space into a world-class venue for arts exhibitions, educational programming and community collaboration.

Enter through the dramatic doorways facing the Unisphere, a reminder of the history of Flushing Meadows Corona Park as a staging ground for the 1939 and 1964 World Fairs. After serving as a fair pavilion, this building was turned over to the Parks Department for recreational use; the light-filled atrium of the present-day museum was once an ice-skating rink. Today, the atrium hosts dynamic performances and large-scale sculptures.

Head into the surrounding galleries to admire temporary exhibitions of art from around the world, featuring local and emerging artists, as well as permanent exhibitions of materials from the building’s history. Marvel at the scope of the Panorama, a 9,335-square-foot (867-square-meter) scale model of New York City, as well as a relief map of the New York City water supply, both originally commissioned as exhibits for the world fairs.

Upstairs view more material from the permanent collection. Register in advance for one of the many performances, workshops and programs hosted in the theater and workshop spaces here. Visit on a Sunday to attend a weekly drop-in family art workshop, ranging from puppet-making to painting. Check out the Cities of Tomorrow Art Lab for self-guided, hands-on arts and crafts every day. Relax in the adjacent café.

Travel to the Queens Museum by subway to Mets-Willets Point. Follow signs for Flushing Meadows Corona Park and enter the park on foot via a boardwalk out of the subway station. Walk about 15 minutes into the park’s interior. Limited, free parking is also available.

The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday during the day except major American holidays. It is technically free to enter, though a small donation is suggested.

Top Hotels Close to Queens Museum of Art

Louvre Hotel NYC
Louvre Hotel NYC
2 out of 5
109-17 Horace Harding Expressway, Corona, NY
The price is $109 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Queens, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Citi Field. United Nations Headquarters and Empire ...
3.3/5 (277 reviews)

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Louvre Hotel NYC
Holiday Inn Express Laguardia Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Laguardia Airport, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
113-10 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY
Located in Queens, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Citi Field. United Nations Headquarters and Empire ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (998 reviews)
"Rude employees, dirty, small room. Name on building not name the same as I booked. Expedia should remove this property."

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Laguardia Airport, an IHG Hotel
Explore NYC From Our Private studio w/Free Wifi
Explore NYC From Our Private studio w/Free Wifi
Corona, NY
Located in Queens, this historic vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and 1 mi (1.7 km) from Citi Field. 5th Avenue and Museum ...
Explore NYC From Our Private studio w/Free Wifi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Plan a trip to see Queens Museum of Art

Westgate New York Grand Central
JW Marriott Essex House New York
New York Marriott Marquis

Popular places to visit in Queens Museum of Art

Queens Museum of Art

Choose one or more items to build your trip:
Choose one or more items to build your trip:

Best Lodging Options Near Queens Museum of Art

The Parc Hotel
The Parc Hotel
2.5 out of 5
3916 College Point Blvd, Flushing, NY
The price is $84 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22
The Parc Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Laguardia Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Laguardia Airport, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
113-10 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY
Holiday Inn Express Laguardia Airport, an IHG Hotel
Explore NYC From Our Private studio w/Free Wifi
Explore NYC From Our Private studio w/Free Wifi
Corona, NY
Explore NYC From Our Private studio w/Free Wifi
Louvre Hotel NYC
Louvre Hotel NYC
2 out of 5
109-17 Horace Harding Expressway, Corona, NY
The price is $109 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Louvre Hotel NYC
Corona Hotel
Corona Hotel
2.5 out of 5
112-23 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona, NY
The price is $128 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Corona Hotel
Apartment
Apartment
Forest Hills, NY
Apartment
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Chill Spot Close to Everything and 420 Friendly
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Chill Spot Close to Everything and 420 Friendly
Corona, NY
3 Bedroom 2 Bath Chill Spot Close to Everything and 420 Friendly
SpringHill Suites by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport
SpringHill Suites by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport
2.5 out of 5
112-15 Northern Boulevard, Corona, NY
SpringHill Suites by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport
John Hotel
John Hotel
2.5 out of 5
133-12 37th Ave, Flushing, NY
The price is $89 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
John Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.