The Queens Museum is an expansive light-filled space that features artwork, studios, and galleries of some of the most sophisticated and forward-thinking artistic programming in New York City. Featuring wonderful exhibits like The Panorama of the City of New York, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, a Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System, and the World’s Fair; the Queens Museum has become a favorite destination for local residents and tourists alike.

In 2013, the Queens Museum expanded its size to 105,000 square feet using up the entirety of the New York City Building where the museum originally opened 1972. The new space was designed to display and care for its growing permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, as well as areas for youth and educational programming. Today, the museum is lighted through a series of skylights and features 48 foot ceilings that house six galleries for concurrent exhibitions. They offer tours and workshops inspired by their changing exhibitions of international and local artists.

The Museum features a picture window entrance from the atrium, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Gallery, a Museum shop and café, and an outdoor garden area featuring 12 myrtle trees, outdoor seating, and a large lawn for outdoor programming. A fluid glass staircase takes visitors to the second floor where gathering spaces overlooking both the park and galleries lead to the Museum’s new World’s Fair Visible Storage and Gallery, education workshop spaces, the Museum’s theater, and event spaces. Additionally, the Museum features an artist studio wing featuring nine artists’ studios ranging in size from 350 to 700 square feet.

In the Museum Gift Shop, you’ll find a large selection of historic memorabilia from the 1939 and 1964 New York World’s Fairs, which took place in the Park and in the building where the Queens Museum is located. These items may include, Trylon and Perisphere and Unisphere models, housewares, jewelry, posters, and books. The Museum’s Made in Queens section features handmade jewelry, textile and artwork created by Queens-based artisans.