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Frequent Flyers Pick the World's Best Museums

Air Canada's seasoned travellers share their finds.

The Field Museum

Photo: The Field Museum

The Field Museum

“The Field Museum boasts a large collection, but it’s perhaps best known for Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever discovered. Other not-to-miss nearby sights include the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium.”
­—Colin Yeung, Altitude Elite 50K member and 2016 Ambassador

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago

Byzantine and Christian Museum

“The Byzantine Museum was completely overhauled in the late 2000s and now offers visitors an amazing experience. This museum has an outstanding collection that covers the history of Athens and Greece after the fall of Rome.”
­—C. Chykerda, Altitude Elite 50K member

Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias 22, Athens, Greece

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Photo: Nic Lehoux

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

“One woman’s quirky vision shapes both the building and the collection. The central courtyard is a lush and tropical medieval garden. If unicorns existed, this is where they would live. You can’t walk freely through it, but you can walk the maze-like paths of the gardens nearby.”
­—Gerard V., Altitude Elite 75K member

25 Evans Way, Boston

New York Transit Museum

“The Transit Museum is a great pick if you’re traveling with kids, but it's a neat place to check out for all ages. Plus, it's right in the heart of Brooklyn and offers a great base to explore this borough. Learn about NYC's long history with transit, and tour one of their old subway cars.”
­—Gerrit Wesselink, Altitude Elite 35K member

99 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn

Museum of Broken Relationships

Photo: Museum of Broken Relationships, Ana Opalic

Museum of Broken Relationships

“If you’re strolling around Zagreb’s Upper Town (locals call it Gornji Grad), you may find this unique museum. It’s based around the things that were significant to a person whose relationship just ended, so people share their stories. Some are sad, some are strange, and some are disturbing. Worth a visit!”
­—Kristina S., Altitude Super Elite 100K member

Cirilometodska 2 Zagreb, Croatia

National Portrait Gallery

“See portraits of individuals who marked the history of the United States. The museum also features the only complete portrait collection of all U.S. Presidents outside of the White House. Highly recommended if you want to learn more about U.S. history.”
­—Olivier C., Altitude Super Elite 100K member

8th and F Streets NW, Washington

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Photo: Aaron Cohen, CMHR / MCDP

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

“Located near the Forks is Canada’s newest national museum. Here you can learn more about our role in defending human rights, as well as the UN and the international community’s positions on the issue. On top of the exhibits, you’ll be impressed by the building’s intriguing architecture.”
­—Gerrit Wesselink, Altitude Elite 35K member

85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“There's a happy hour at the MFAH on admission-free Thursdays. Head over from 5 to 8 p.m. to enjoy their latest exhibition-themed cocktail, while satisfying your hunger at a local Houston food truck. There’s always new music by a local DJ.”
­—Jamie O., Altitude Elite 50K member

1001 Bissonnet St., Houston

Barnes Foundation

“Dr. Barnes was an avid collector of European art and his impressive collection includes 181 Renoirs. Overall art displays add another dimension to memorable paintings.”
­—Kristina S., Altitude Super Elite 100K member

12025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia



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