The Whitney is a museum specializing in contemporary American art with a focus on living artists. Make sure to plan ahead- the museum is six floors so it might take some time getting through it!
It’s a great place to spend an afternoon with the family. The Whitney Family Programs offers a number of interactive tours, art making workshops, and events that encourage kids and adults to learn about art together. Children 18 and under enjoy free admission!
On Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 - 3pm the Museum also offers an Open Studio where families can make a fun art project inspired by works on display at the museum. It’s free with admission and your own art makes a pretty cool NYC souvenir