The Queens Museum of Art
was established in 1972 to provide a vital cultural center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
In addition to ts contemporary art exhibitions, the museum's centerpiece is the famed 10,000 square foot model, The Panorama of the City of New York
. Considered the largest scale model in the world, the Panorama offers a complete and precise rendering of all five boroughs, in their entirety, circa 1992. Free tours of the Panorama and special exhibitions are offered on Saturdays and Sundays; Spanish language tours are available on Sundays. The recently-upgraded Panorama is also equipped with a 13-minute audio-visual program that highlights the sights and sounds of New York City.
On weekends, the Museum's free self-guided scavenger hunt
sends kids into the galleries in search of hidden treasure. Be sure to stop by the front desk for a list of clues, and then head to the gift shop
to claim a prize after completing the hunt!
The Unisphere Cafe
, open every weekend, serves small plates, sushi, desserts and beverages. Family Art Workshops
, designed for families with kids ages five through 12, are offered on Sundays, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Children with special needs are welcome. Programs are drop-in and free with museum admission. First Sundays for Families
at QMA, a fun and unique array of free, family-friendly activities, is offered the first Sunday of each month between 1pm and 4:30pm. Designed for children of all ages, the roster of art, music, and dance activities is inspired by the museum's permanent and changing exhibitions and offered to the public free of charge (including free admission to the museum). Each event also features an interactive gallery tour of the Museum's exhibitions and a hands-on collaboration with the artists collective Freestyle Arts.
varies in price from $20-$300 per year.