Natural History Museum was one of my favorite stops in New York.
I went for the bones but stayed for the rest. We didn’t get to see all of the museum and could have spent another few hours there, if not another day. If you are interested in going to the National History Museum I would recommend arriving when they open and don’t have anything else planned for the day. You can definitely spend the entire day there.
We arrived a bit before they open (at 10 am) and took a walk through Central Park. We got in line at 10 and despite being down the block it was actually quite quick to get in. I would recommend getting the city pass as we got to jump ahead in line with ours.
Our first stop was the Rose Center for Earth and Space. I am fascinated by all things stars. I was actually interested in the science behind space. It was fascinating. The only bad part? The planetarium was closed. Favorite? The meteorites.
My least favorite parts was the dioramas. They were ok but I could have skipped most of them. I did enjoy the hall of ocean life with a life size blue whale.
The gems ad minerals were also interesting plus there was jewelry. What woman doesn’t like looking at fancy jewelry? I actually saw a few pieces I wouldn’t mind wearing.
And oh my gosh, the fossils! It was such an a amazing experience. There was several types of skeletons but the most impressive were the dinosaurs. You really get an idea of how big they really were. I would go back just to walk through the fossils again.
Have you been to the National History Museum? If so, what was your favorite part? Have you ever seen dinosaur bones at another museum? What did you think?
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