Lucy the Elephant

Address
9200 Atlantic Ave Margate City, NJ 08402

Mission:

“The mission of the Save Lucy Committee is to restore, preserve, and interpret Lucy the Elephant for continued use in her historic capacity as a major tourist attraction, representing a unique aspect of architectural history and the history of Margate City within the growth of New Jersey seaside communities during the late nineteenth century to the hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life and all over the Globe who come to visit her”.

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The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room
Memorable X
Spacious
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials X
Student discount

Hours:
Winter closed
April, November, December: Wed, Thu, Fri 11-4; weekends, 10-5; closed Mon & Tues.
May thru mid-June, Sept & Oct: Mon thru Fri 11-4; weekends 10-5
Mid June thru Labor Day: Mon thru Sat 10-8; Sundays 10-5
Labor Day Monday 10-5
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Price:
Adults: $8
Children under 12 yrs old: $4
Children under 2 yrs old: Free

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My favorite Animal

Lucy the elephant is a perfect place to take kids. When I was much younger spending days at the beach with my mom in Longport, we would take walks to Lucy. This gave us the opportunity to get out of the heat and get lunch on the deck at the restaurant next door. It was an inexpensive way to retreat on a sunny day. Lucy the elephant has been a tavern, a hotel, a home, and now a museum. She has been through hurricanes, snow storms, and fires. Thankfully she has withstood it all to continue to bring joy to many.

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I Love Lucy

The employees are kind and the gift shop is filled with every elephant novelty that you could imagine. The tour is short but the information is fascinating. You are show a short video and given a tour of the elephant. In the end you are lead to the top of Lucy where you see a beautiful view of Margate including the waterfront. Lucy’s uniqueness speaks for itself. I highly recommend making the trip.
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MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art

Address:
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019|(212) 708-9400|

Mission:
The Museum of Modern Art seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children.

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The Nitty Gritty
Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly
Gift Shop worth visiting
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious
WhitenessX
Cool visitor materials
Student discount X

Hours:
Sunday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday:10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday:10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Price:
Adults:$25
Seniors(65 and over with ID):$18
Students(full-time with current ID):$14
Children(16 and under):Free
*****This policy does not apply to children in groups.
Members:Free
Guests of Members:$5(limit of five per visit)

In the city that never sleeps

Modern art in my opinion has become this double-edged sword. Those who are not apart of the “art world” are quick to say things like “My six-year-old could make that” and “I don’t get it” and please do not get me wrong ,We have all seen work that makes us question intent and integrity within the art world. On the other hand it seems that all the work being creating has forgotten the masters and really focused on work with a modern spin. This creates a serious issue for the museum world. There are so many things that should be accessible and seen but if such a large stigma surrounds the work then it makes it very difficult to convince people of its importance. I really feel that the MoMa does a great jobs of explanations as well as creating a welcoming atmosphere.

Things to know

The building is beautiful and compliments the work nicely. I really have a problem with museums who create layouts where you spend the majority of the time in the exhibit excusing yourself because you have hit every other patron with a limb or personal belonging. Personal space is important ! People need to realize that you need time and space to look at the work and this is something that the MoMa has done very well. The space is large and the work is well spaced. This allows you the freedom to stop and look without wearing full body gear to the museum.

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Modern Art Dilema

I highly recommend if you are making your initial dive into the modern art world this is the place to start. The exhibits are great and most of all there is an outdoor space that is beautiful for those who need a break. There are water features, trees, and sculptures which are a nice change of pace for a typical museum setting. The employees are great , feel free to ask questions. Most of all take your time and seek out work that you enjoy. There are interactive aspects that appeal to everyone. I also recommend eating there the food is very good for being within a museum