Rubin Museum of Art

150 West 17 Street
New York, New York

Chelsea/Meatpacking

Monday 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 9 pm
Thursday 11 am – 5 pm
Friday 11 am – 10 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

This serene museum connects the arts and cultures of the Himalayas to contemporary life, exploring universal themes like happiness, consciousness, and the cosmos. Lots of vivid paintings and statues of animals and interesting demons (and maybe your kid will pick up some zen vibes).

$: $15, $10/students & seniors, free/ages 12 & under

Annual Memberships: $65+.

Free Hours: Friday 6 - 10 pm

Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:

A Lost Future (through Jan 28)
Traverse an immersive lake via a series of tree discs in a multi-artist exhibition challenge existing histories and speculative futures across cultures and in Bengal, a culturally rich region divided between present-day India and Bangladesh. Explore neon art, painting, film, sculpture and photography by three contemporary artists–Shezad Dawood, the Otolith Group, and Matti Braun.

Family Programs: Enjoy family-friendly activities (and free admission) every Sunday from 1-4 pm.

Strollers/Diapers: Spacious elevators & galleries (though the spiral stairs are very tempting) and bathrooms with changing tables.

Eat & Treats: Try seasonal specialties inspired by the Himalayas, including Thali plates and handmade traditional momo dumplings in peaceful Cafe Serai in the lobby. Kids menu available. Or get half pound or frosted/sprinkled cookies at nearby Citycakes Bakery.

Other Tips: Pick up a free Yak Pack Family Activity Bag at the admission desk that encourages children ages 2 to 8 to explore, create and discover in the gallery with animal scavenger hunt activity cards, bendy wire play activity cards and bendy wire, feeling faces activity cards and drawing pads, mirror and pencils.

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