The Northeast is home to some of the greatest museums in the world – with some great AAA discounts to match. Showcasing everything from fine arts to historic artifacts, these museums are at the top of their class.
Travel back in time at the nation’s leading maritime museum. The Mystic Seaport Museum preserves the artifacts and way of life from the Northeast’s seafaring past. At the museum, you can explore a vast collection of historic vessels and buildings while immersing yourself in a 19th century seafaring village. AAA members can get $3 off admission.
The Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan is a landmark institution, showcasing works from the 20th century and beyond. The iconic building was designed by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition to the vast collections of modern and contemporary art, the Guggenheim also hosts many special exhibitions and events. It’s not only one of the top museums in New York – it’s one of the top museums in the world. AAA members can get $3 off adult admission.
Explore the world through the eyes of a scientist and see what Harvard research reveals about our planet. Open daily, the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge has over 12,000 specimens on display to engage families. One of the top attractions is the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42-foot-long prehistoric marine reptile. Plus, AAA members can save on admission.
Learn about ancient and contemporary people and cultures at the Peabody Museum, one of the oldest museums in the world dedicated to anthropology. The museum’s collection of about 1.2 million historic objects includes the only surviving items acquired from the Native American people during the Lewis and Clark expedition, Mesoamerican artifacts, Paleolithic and Iron Age collections from Europe and a photo archive of about 500,000 images of world cultures. It’s one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Western Hemisphere. AAA members can save on admission.
The USS Intrepid is a massive air carrier docked in New York City. Since 1982, it’s been the home of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. You’ll be able to explore the museum’s vast collection, view original artifacts, see historic footage and discover interactive exhibits. You’ll find the prototype NASA orbiter Space Shuttle Enterprise, the guided missile submarine Growler, the record-breaking British Airways Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD and so much more. It’s the perfect museum for people who want to really immerse themselves in sea, air and space history. AAA members can get $6 off general admission.
One of the greatest illustrators of all time was from the Northeast, and you can step into his world at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Located in the artist’s hometown of Stockbridge, Mass., the Norman Rockwell museum boasts the world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art. You’ll be able to see original covers of The Saturday Evening Post, the Four Freedoms and more. You can also see works by other major American illustrators. With your AAA discount, you can save on admission at the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Looking for a museum with a discount and even more art? Originally, the LGBTQ resort community of Provincetown was an artists’ colony. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, established in 1914, offers a mix of contemporary and historic art, mostly by artists who have a connection to the area. At the museum, you can attend classes and lectures on everything from watercolors to LGBTQ symbolism in art. You can also see pieces by artists like Andy Warhol, John Singer Sargent, Blanche Lazzell and William Littlefield. AAA members can save 50% on admission.
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