Check out the New York Police Museum and Junior Officers Discovery Zone.
Weapons, police shields, and fingerprinting and forensic art stations are just a few of the things on display in this collection, capturing the past and present of the NYPD. For younger visitors the museum frequently hosts exhibits of children’s art, arts and crafts activities, and weekend family activities.
100 Old Slip
Phone: (212) 480-3100
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $5, seniors $3, children six and up $2, children under six free.
$80 family membership allows for unlimited admissions, unlimited use of the Junior Officers Discovery Zone and admission to events throughout the year. In addition, members receive free or discounted entry at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the South Street Seaport Museum, The Museum of Jewish Heritage, Frances Tavern, The Musuem of Chinese in America and other museums outside of NYC.
Now through November 4, 2012 check out “A Stately Presence: The NYPD’s Mounted Unit”. It explores the history of mounted horse patrols in parks, city streets, parades and examines the life of the mounted patrol.