A central structure for the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs—and the former home of the General Assembly of the United Nations—the pay-what-you-wish Queens Museum (suggested donation $8) is rich with history. The newly expanded museum—a massive renovation was finished in November—features exciting temporary exhibitions, a collection of Tiffany glass and the Panorama of the City of New York, an impressively detailed 9,335-square-foot scale model of NYC that features every building constructed before 1992 as well as a few newer structures, such as Citi Field—home of the New York Mets—and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The guided tour of the diorama, which takes place each Sunday at 4pm, will give visitors insider details about its construction and assembly. For more information, visit queensmuseum.org.
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona ParkQueens, NY 11368