This museum is noted for it's fine arts collection and sculptures but there is so much more here.
Walking through the galleries, you are transported to Ancient Egypt via a temple laid out for you to wander through or gaze upon the faces of the ancient pharos. You can wander to ancient Rome, look upon the faces of the Gods and Goddesses, or marvel at some of the most incredible drawings of Leonardo and other great masters. There are pieces of Chinese pottery, a gift shop, and the staff were very helpful to get us all we needed to wander the museum.
Donations are voluntary, though the suggested prices are a bit high, but then again, this is the Big Apple and no one said it was cheap. Parking is rough here, so take public transport and save yourself the parking fees or the aggravation of trying to find parking on the street or getting towed.
Well worth the trip from anywhere.