Go on an expedition to a Pacific Island, to the deep-sea floor, back to the age of the dinosaurs, or out to the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy – all without leaving the American Museum of Natural History.
It's one of the largest museums on Earth and is filled with the plants, animals and minerals that make up our planet (and solar system, and galaxy).
If you want to start big, go to the Rose Center for Earth and Space. It explores the 13-billion year history of the universe and cosmic evolution.
Speaking of water: The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life shows you the diversity of the life aquatic including a life-size model of the enormous blue whale; just its heart is the size of a VW Beetle!
Take it down a few million notches and explore The Secret World Inside You – there's a 100 trillion bacteria living inside all of us! As gross as it sounds, most of them are benevolent – helping us adapt to an ever-changing world.
Elsewhere, get Jurassic at the most important collection of dinosaur fossils in the world, including the mighty T. rex, one of the most fearsome dinosaurs to ever roam the Earth.