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Museum of Sex

233 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8733
+1 212-689-6337
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The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. The museum produces exhibitions, publications and programs that bring the best of current scholarship on sex and sexuality to the widest possible audiences and is committed to encouraging public enlightenment, discourse and engagement.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average28%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible21%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
233 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10016-8733
+1 212-689-6337
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful little gem on 5th Avenue. I've been here at least 6 times already. The displays in the Museum change monthly and they are quite informative. Find the coupons online so you can save a few bucks before arriving. I love the store downstairs....More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 1 week ago

When it's called the Museum of Sex, you know it's going to be interesting. I went with my friend and his girlfriend while I was visiting. There are multiple different exhibits. There are a couple with different artwork that I found less interesting. There was...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like the Museum of Sex. It's a taboo topic, and to have a place like this out in the open surprised me, but in a pleasant way. If you have an open mind, and are not afraid to explore the world of Kink,...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This being a MUSEUM and not a sex pornography shop only, made the building seem almost respectable enough to be considered sex education and mainstream -- not too embarrassing to walk into. The exhibit had animals doing their natural outdoor activities, human sex dolls, historical...More

3  Thank io m
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This was interesting if you have already done everything else you wanted to do in New York City. This was something we did on our last day just to kill some time before our late flight and thought it was ok... A little weird... But...More

Thank wahlersfamily
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We we're expecting something fun for and risque, but it turned out to be nothing more than a few sex toys and old school videos of sex. Sadly, the best part is the shop downstairs. Patron beware, money well wasted at other "attractions."

1  Thank MARK W
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Don't waste your hard earned, very little to see and certainly nothing educational or mildly interesting. An ani-climax so to speak

2  Thank Allan C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

What's with all the "meh" reviews? What were people expecting, a lecture, an erotic massage, a live show? This place is a fun little niche museum that you can explore in an hour or so. There's a permanent exhibit of hilarious vintage sex pamphlets, historical...More

1  Thank flymonkey
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

2 rooms with some toys and how animals do it for $20 ? Sorry but that's way too little Seems the shop downstairs was more interesting:-(

4  Thank jdeprez
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

After seeing an ad posted inside the subway train, My wife and I got curious. Fortunately, it is located conveniently and agreeable hours of operation (opens at 10am). There is a shop ( no need to to to Museum first) at the entrance which is...More

Thank Norman S
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5 July 2017|
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Response from Laudrums | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can buy tickets on the door.
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10 October 2016|
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Response from InfX | Reviewed this property |
Quote from the museum web site: " VISITOR POLICIES All patrons (18+) are welcome. Backpacks, umbrellas and bags must be checked. There is a $2.00 charge per item. Museum hours and admission prices are subject to change... More
9 July 2016|
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Response from GarT23 | Reviewed this property |
It depends. There are postings next to many of the exhibits that you may want to take the time to read. There's a gift area too so I would plan on an hour for sure and maybe two if you do the interactive stuff or want a... More