There are more than 33,000 museums in the United States, according to a figure released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. That means there's twice as many museums in the country as there are Starbucks – a staggering figure. Help us narrow it down to the best museums by voting for your favorite.
You can vote once per category, per day until voting ends on Monday, March 14 at noon ET. The winners will be announced on Friday, March 25.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Art Museum
Vote for your favorite art museum — Photo courtesy of Chalffy // Getty Images
North America is home to some of the world’s most impressive art museums, showcasing some of the most famous and comprehensive collections. Whether you’re interested in the classics or the best of contemporary art, you’ll find it at one of these museums from coast to coast. Which is your favorite art museum?
Best Children's Museum
Keep the kids engaged at these museums — Photo courtesy of monkeybusinessimages // Getty Images
It can be a challenge to keep kids entertained while traveling, especially on days when the weather doesn't cooperate. Luckily, these 20 museums, nominated as the best for families in North America, offer interactive and engaging experiences for kids and adults alike.
Best Free Museum
Some of the best museums offer free admission — Photo courtesy of Wagner Free Institute of Science Exhibit Hall. David Graham, photographer
Some of the nation’s most captivating, enriching and enlightening museums have one great thing in common – admission is free. Vote for your favorite free museum once per day until polls close on Monday, March 14 at noon ET.
Best History Museum
Do you have a favorite history museum? — Photo courtesy of guruXOOX // Getty Images
Whether you’re interested in American history, or millennia of human history, you can learn a lot about the past with a visit to one of these incredible history museums. Some have broad, encyclopedic collections, while others are specific to a certain moment in history.
Best Pop Culture Museum
Whether it's music or street signs, these museums offer unique perspectives — Photo courtesy of urbancow // Getty Images
America has long been a hotbed of pop culture – the birthplace of numerous musical genres and some of the world’s most famous singers, songwriters, directors and stars. These museums celebrate musical, movie and TV history, either through the lens of a specific artist or genre, or with a big-picture approach.
Best Science Museum
Get scientific at these fascinating museums — Photo courtesy of macniak // Getty Images
From ancient dinosaurs to futuristic technology, science and natural history come alive at these museums across the country. Vote now for your favorite science museum.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, March 25.