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Museum of Sex

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Address: 233 Fifth Ave, New York City, NY 10016
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history,...

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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Be sure to get a Groupon!

$20 entrance fee a bit more than expected. Luckily we used a Groupon discount beforehand. Entrance to museum is basically an adult toy store. Sex toys, clothing, books, etc... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Complete and utter waste of money. You're basically paying to see old porn. The only semi-fun part was the boob bouncy house but guess what? You have to pay extra for that too!! Totally over rated.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just when you thought that you had seen everything, or at least most, things in New York City, as we were walking we came across the Museum of Sex at the corner of Fifth Avenue & 27th St. As it turned out, it is actually a couple of floors that consisted of a store and a variety of exhibits. You... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

$20 entrance fee a bit more than expected. Luckily we used a Groupon discount beforehand. Entrance to museum is basically an adult toy store. Sex toys, clothing, books, etc. You can see this stuff anywhere. Museum is upstairs (there are lots of stairs). Several floors and it looks as if they're expanding. One floor dedicated to animals and their sex... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea what to expect here but was presently surprised. I thought maybe a cheesy, sticky floored dimly lit experience but it was nothing of the sort. I went in the morning during the week and there was a bit of a crowd. The museum is divided among three floors and is historically divided among events and experiences.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is small - they charge you for coat check- the entrance fee is more than necessary and the toys are over priced. The exhibits took us less than hour to view - you can prob find the same information on the walls on the internet. Unless they start charging less there is no point to come here.

Thank Jaybar5
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small exhibition for over $20 entrance fee. We visited for less than an hour. Forced to check bags into cloakroom at $2 each. Other exhibition was extra $3. Not really anything good to say about it really!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

20$ for no reason...cards, videos, posters and some dolls...thats it...just a waste of money and time...

Thank Yiannis K
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Not a huge museum but interesting enough for a visit. Historical displays were really interesting. We visited here to get the most value out of our New York Pass which I'd recommend.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It's a place most people would go once and that's it. I think the best part was the bouncing room and you have to pay extra for 3 minutes. By the way when we went the bouncing room had a whole with duck tape, which was awful.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Do not waste your time. This is not a real museum, the content is stale and not very interesting. At all real museums you are charged a fee for entry and are not taxed on the entry fee as well. Not so at this "museum". In addition to collecting sales tax on the entry fee this "museum" also charges $2.00... More 

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