Natural History Museums in New York City

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Natural History Museums in New York City

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  • I W
    Leicestershire, UK322 contributions
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    We had a fantastic time spending about 3 hours looking around the museum on a Monday morning. We had a pre booked entry and entered through the northern entrance. Small queue at 10.00, but think our entrance was used for school groups, so might get busy at times. In fact, whilst we were exploring the museum, there were lots of small groups of school kids, so occasionally needed to wait for them to move on to view a display, but good to see enthusiastic kids! The displays are awesome!
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • 4alexnyc
    New York City, NY1,698 contributions
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    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, NY13,615 contributions
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    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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