CHELSEA/MEATPACKING

This hip cobblestoned neighborhood has lots to explore, from the unique High Line Parks to cool gallery shows. Note the blocks are wide so wear (your most fashionable) walking shoes.

Advance timed tickets required at some locations.

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CHELSEA/MEATPACKING

Museum of Illusions

Walk on walls, put your head on a platter and play with size and perspective in over a dozen interactive illusions. A small museum that can be explored in less than an hour. Blows most young minds. Special $62 family ticket covers 2 adults & 2 children. Free kids under 2.  

The Musical Brain

Nine artists approach music through different lenses—historical, political, performative, and playful—in new installations and soundscapes installed throughout the High Line.

Sit next to human shaped sculptures made with colorful musical instruments, explore what stories discarded objects tell when played and hear what happens when a railway spike becomes a bell. Daily at dusk, see…

The Forest at The Standard Grill

Dine in a lush, coniferous woodland outside of The Standard, High Line. Enjoy new American breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner hot toddies, fondue, and warm cookies to share over a board game or cards. Everything is safely spread out and spruced up outdoors, with little enclaves of trees to for privacy and plenty of heaters.

GIANT Open Studio

Build STEAM projects as a family. Play and make with creative tools including Rigamajig blocks and Clixo magnetic sets. Use fabrication machines including Laser Cut, 3D Printer, Sticker Maker, Button Maker, and Embroidery Machine with guidance from instructors.

Includes a complimentary pack of activities to take home and continue making.

Red Grooms

See over 30 of of Red Grooms’vibrant paintings and “sculpto-picto-ramas.” Look for interesting details in these vibrant, these inventive and witty depictions of New York.

High Line

Take a stroll on the unique public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.

* Timed-entry passes required on weekends. On weekdays, the park is open at 7 am –7 pm without reservations.

* Lots of nature, art installations (including current group exhibition The…

Claes & Coosje A Duet

See a garland of giant faux wildflowers in suspended animation in a celebration of the collaborative spirit that animated Claes Oldenburg and the late Coosje van Bruggen’s artistic achievements and romantic partnership. Survey seminal works in sculpture including some of the most famous landmarks in urban and civic spaces around the world and learn about…

High Line Nine

Explore a collection of sky-lit galleries with a rotating cross-section of culture. Watch resident artists create (behind glass) and see finished work in a variety of mediums.

Take a walk on the High Line and dine at outdoor tables at Chelsea Market.

Lucy Raven

Dia Chelsea reopens with an exhibition of newly commissioned works by Lucy Raven featuring two kinetic light sculptures occupying the entirety of the former Alcamo marble-cutting factory. In an adjacent gallery, she exhibits a film that was shot over two years at a concrete plant in Bellevue, Idaho. Together, these two projects explore properties of…

Geometric Properties

Enter an immersive audio-visual installation by artist Julius Horsthuis and embark upon a cinematic journey where the sheer beauty of mathematics, nature and architecture coincide to inspire introspection and awe. Explore our recent past and Horsthuis’s ideal future, one that returns to the intersection of nature and math as…