Natural History Museums in New York City

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Natural History Museums in New York City

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  • Indah Edlightz
    Ontario, Canada3,759 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing Museum. This museum puts DC's Smithsonian to shame. Such great exhibits and amazingly presented. Not sure if its because there is a fee to enter compared to Smithsonian, but $100 for a whole family is not much and you can easily spend most of the day in here. We were her in the summer and it was not that crazy busy.. first you need to avoid the long lineup at the Central Park door and go to the back where there is never a line.. Also, the parking below is easy and cheap and it saves you tons of time walking around.
    Kids loved seeing all the places that were in "Night at the Museum" movies and just an overall great place to spend a day.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • 4alexnyc
    New York City, NY1,684 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While there's so many great things to see in the new wing, my two favorites were the butterfly exhibit and ant colony. The butterfly exhibit is a fully immersive experience and you really get close! The ant farm is a really interesting way to see the full lifecycle of the leaf cutter ant from cutting leaves, transporting through precarious routes and views of inside the colony. Great stuff and worth a visit!
    Written 8 August 2023
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  • robcurtross
    New York City, NY13,744 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent an hour today exploring the hall of the universe, which has four different zones.

    The Universe Zone described the continuing expansion of the universe. The Galaxies Zone described the great beauty of many galaxies. The Stars Zone traced the life and death of stars. The Planets Zone described planets and many collisions that have occurred.

    There were amazing images of astronomy and the 15.5-ton Willamette Meteorite, and media displays that highlight topics in astronomy and astrophysics.

    I especially enjoyed the 13.5-foot-wide Astro Bulletin screen showing new discoveries.

    I enjoyed this hall
    every time I come by, and today was no exception.
    Written 4 June 2017
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