Museums: One of the largest museums in the country. the Brooklyn Museum boasts some 1.5 million pieces of artwork. The first floor features a fine collection of African art. The second floor houses Asian art, with items from China, Korea and various other Asian countries. One of the finest collections of Egyptian art in the world can be found on the third floor, while the fourth floor presents material from the museum's collection of American decorative arts. The fifth floor presents a collection of American paintings and sculpture, with related items from the Spanish Colonial, Decorative Arts, and Native American holdings. In addition to the unparalleled art exhibits, visitors may see shows, view film screenings, sit in on readings, or listen to live musical performances. 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn; 718-638-5000; TRAINS: 2, 3 to Eastern Parkway
Local Expert Maria Lisella Says:
Museums: "One ticket ($23) gets you into the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Free First Saturdays; and Arty Facts on Sundays for kids."
Best for Museums Because: The Brooklyn Museum is surrounded by great neighbors: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Public Library, Prospect Park, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Children's Museum.