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Things To Do In NYC: American Museum of Natural History

- Hannah

The American Museum of Natural History, in NYC,  is one of the biggest natural history museums in America, with collections of animals from around the world, including a herd of elephants (my personal favorite).

With many permanent attractions, the museum often displays an incredible variety of visiting attractions such as the frog display. Brilliantly offering a feast for the eyes are hundreds of different types of live brightly colored frogs, including some poisonous ones. This exhibition is a sight worth seeing and one of the most popular attractions at the museum.

Some other favorites are the dioramas. With animals and insects from every continent and even from under the ocean’s waves, they are so skillfully crafted that veiwing them is like actually standing in the wild with the animals. The American Museum of Natural History’s collection of animals and insects is vast, with around 8,000,000 wasp types on display, as well as doramas from Africa, the ocean, North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Antarctica, and also dinosaurs!

Whether visiting as a group, on your own, with siblings or parents, the museum is a great place to spend a couple of hours or even a couple of days! There is no entry fee, but there is a suggested donation of $16 per person. There is an additional required fee for tickets to see special exhibitions or Imax theater entry. Everything else, from the geology displays to the dioramas can be free, but please donate and keep the museum going. I really enjoyed my visit and I can’t wait to go again. The American Natural History Museum has proved to be one of my favorite museums and I hope it will be yours!

What is your favorite museum?




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