Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of Manhattan’s most popular museums. Located at 79th Street at Central Park West, it draws children and adults alike from all over the city and all over the world. Visitors are awestruck by the various amazing, larger-than-life displays within the museum, most notably the massive and breathtaking Blue Whale that hangs from the ceiling in the Hall of Ocean Life. Enjoy losing yourself in your own imagination as you browse life-sized replicas of dinosaur skeletons, towering 20 or 30 feet above your head and seemingly frozen in time. Explore the Fossil Hall, full of amazing specimens spanning the entire animal kingdom or visit the Hall of Human Origins and witness our distant Neanderthal relatives in full living color, or browse the out-of-this-world Hall of Meteorites with its collection of psychedelic space specimens, including the 34-ton Iron meteor Ahnighito. Catch a show at the Hayden Planetarium, where you’ll soar through the stars in dazzling 3D, or experience nature like you’ve never seen it in the massive IMAX theater. Whether you’re a science buff or not, your imagination and curiosity will surely be awakened. Open Daily from 10-5:45, there is a suggested donation of $22 for adults. You can spend a whole day exploring the wondrous exhibits here!