- Visit one of the largest museums in the world. It has to be big - it literally contains the world (well, 32 million natural specimens!)
- Get up close to a mammoth, a blue whale and a T-Rex
- From the evolution of humanity in The Hall of Human Origins to the planetarium in the Rose Center this museum stimulates the curiosity and wonder of any age group
Spend a Night at the Museum…of Natural History. The American Museum of Natural History is an astounding place, filled with 32 million specimens of natural, well... history. From meteorites to the skeleton of a blue whale - it's all here. Skip the often-lengthy line and get right into this world of wonder.
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). A trip here is a journey into the wonderful splendor that exists beyond the glowing screen of your phone.
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 the dynamic features of our watery blue planet.
Speaking of water: The Millstein 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!
From there you can 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.
There's more too. But it would take a light-year to list it all (this is one of the largest museums in the world).
Open daily from 10AM - 5:45PM, the Museum of Natural History has changing exhibitions, free guided tours running hourly, and 3D films for the whole family to delight in.
As it turns out, you don’t need a fancy time machine or rocketship to take a journey through time and space. You just need your skip the line ticket for the AMNH!
Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192
- Admission to the museum's 45 permanent halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space
- Special exhibitions: Space Shows, LeFrak Theater films, and programs
Skip the ticketing line and go straight to the 'Scan your ticket' line for digital tickets or show your mobile ticket to one of the museum employees at the entrance of the museum.
- Subway: B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street Or 1 train to Broadway and West 79th Street.
- Bus: Any bus that gets you close to W. 79th Street across from Central Park
Not 5 stars because a substantial criticism of what humans did (and do) to nature and other people is missing, only on rare and not easy to find places. Almost nothing about polution of the oceans, decreasing number of animals, history with native Americans etc.. The right balance would make here an even better experience!