Closing Soon

Last chances for some favorite exhibits, pop-ups and experiences.

Also see our guides to must-see exhibits, new openings, interactive pop-ups and public art.

The Visionary Universe of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds & PaleyGX

The Paley Center for Media
Closes May 29

An immersive exhibition celebrates the latest incarnation of the groundbreaking Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and the many acclaimed series in the Star Trek universe, which has captivated audiences across decades. See Starfleet and Vulcan uniforms, set pieces including the USS Enterprise, artwork, video clips, and more. Have a seat in one of the Captain’s chairs and take your crew to warp speed.

See episodes from various Star Trek TV series on the big screen. Saturdays & Sundays feature episodes from the Star Trek: Prodigy animated series; and the original Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) plus Star Trek crafts for the kids and surprise guests.

In the PaleyGX Gaming Studio, play the hottest games on the latest gaming systems and PCs, and experience a virtual reality lab. Special events include playing against NBA 2K League members from Knicks Gaming and NetsGC, Minecraft Build Challenges and game-design workshops.

Wednesday-Sunday 12-6 pm

See our guide to nearby Rockefeller Center.

The Butterfly Conservatory

American Museum of Natural History
Closes May 29

Walk through a 1,200 square foot vivarium with over 500 butterflies of more than 100 different species from countries including Thailand, Brazil, Kenya and Australia.

The lovely plants, flowers and temperatures are tropical so dress in layers. Or get an outside view of the people, plants and butterflies through transparent walls in a hallway with educational illustrations like videos and displays about the protection of butterflies and New York species.

See our complete guide to the American Museum of Natural History.

Faith Ringgold: American People

New Museum
Closes Jun 6

See over fifty years of work by artist, author, educator, and organizer, Faith Ringgold, one of the most influential cultural figures of her generation and creator of magical children’s books.

Richly textured paintings, soft sculptures, and story quilts link the multi-disciplinary practices of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today. Look for elements of her personal autobiography and American and Black history documenting her life as an artist and mother and  amplifying the struggles for social justice and equity.

See our guide to the New Museum.