Museums are a great way to spend an afternoon, whether you’re there for educational purposes, or because you enjoy the exhibits on display. The museums in Queens do a great job of preserving history and showing residents and visitors what life was like here so many years ago. If museums are your thing, or you’re looking to try something new, pay a visit to this year’s Best Museum in Queens!

2021: Queens Voted Vander Ende-Onderdonk House Best Museum!

Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
1820 Flushing Ave, Ridgewood
(718) 456-1776 – onderdonkhouse.org

The Vander Ende-Onderdonk house in Ridgewood is the oldest Dutch colonial stone house in New York City. The Queens gem presents two acres of beautiful gardens and historic architecture. After a serious fire in 1975, local residents rallied to save the structure from demolition, forming the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and is still maintained by the GRHS. Today, the house serves as both a museum for a permanent exhibit on the archaeology of the Onderdonk site and a place where visitors can walk around, explore garden exhibitions, sit on the grass and enjoy the rays of sunshine.

2020: Queens Voted New York Hall of Science Best Museum!

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St, Flushing
(718) 699-0005 – nysci.org 

It’s a fun blast from the past. The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), founded during the famous 1964 World’s Fair, turned into the center for New Yorkers to partake in hands-on interactive science and indulge in curiosity and creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms and studies how technology and play affect how we learn. Not to mention it presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math.

2019: Queens Voted New York Hall of Science Best Museum!

New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St., Corona

718-699-0005 – www.nysci.org

It’s a fun blast from the past. The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), founded during the famous 1964 World’s Fair, turned into the center for New Yorkers to partake in hands-on interactive science and indulge in curiosity and creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology and play affect how we learn. Not to mention it presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math.

2018: Queens Voted New York Hall of Science Best Museum!

New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

(718) 699-0005 – www.nysci.org

It’s a fun blast from the past. The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), founded during the famous 1964 World’s Fair, turned into the center for New Yorkers to partake in hands-on interactive science and indulge in curiosity and creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology and play affect how we learn. Not to mention it presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math.

2017: Queens Voted New York Hall of Science Best Museum!

New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

(718) 699-0005 – www.nysci.org

It’s a fun blast from the past. The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), founded during the famous 1964 World’s Fair, turned into the center for New Yorkers to partake in hands-on interactive science and indulge in curiosity and creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology and play affect how we learn. Not to mention it presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations, workshops and participatory activities that explain science, technology, engineering, and math.