Explore New York's past, present, and future through the City Museum's exhibitions. Admission to all special exhibitions is included in your General Admission ticket.

  • From Teaspoons to Titanic

    Aug 04, 2016 - Dec 18, 2016

    Recent Acquisitions.


    May 27, 2016 - Oct 01, 2016

    Step into images from the Museum’s collection in this special installation.

  • In the South Bronx of America

    May 07, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016

    Photographs by Mel Rosenthal.

  • Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs

    Apr 14, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016

    Cartoons from the "New Yorker" and more.

  • Gilded New York


    Lavish jewelry, accessories, and decorative objects from the end of the 19th century.

  • Timescapes


    The history of New York City unfolds in this 28-minute film playing every 40 minutes from 10:20 am–5:00 pm.

  • Activist New York


    The dramatic history of social activism in New York City, past and present.

  • Also on View


    A series of smaller exhibitions—some rotating, others permanent—round out the visitor experience at the City Museum.