New York’s Museum of Natural History – A Trip Around The World!

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I haven’t been to the American Museum of Natural History  since I was a little kid, and the same old dinosaur that scared me then greeted me once again. 

But this time, the display of mammals is what blew me away!

They display stuffed animals behind glass in very real looking native settings.    And you expect them all to blink or start munching on some of the very real looking vegetation.  Here are some of my new friends –

The tall guys

The stripey guys

The "Don't Mess With Me" Guy

And there were dozens more!

If you are in New York with children of any age, a trip to this museum is fun and even educational.  And if you need to pick up any Christmas or birthday presents, the 3-level gift shop has a wonderful selection of minerals, fossils, crystals, books, and jewelry. 

I can’t believe that during the decade I lived in Manhattan, I never checked this place out!  If I hadn't forgotten to have that kid, I'd probably be more familiar with it.  And check out their web site - there are so many fun exhibits!

The museum is located on Central Park West, between 77th and79th Streets.


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Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

Pat, the Museum of Natural History is one of my favorite museums in the world!  I have some great memories of going there as a kid and as an adult.  Even with all the amazing museums we have here in D.C., this one in NYC is really tops!

Feb 21, 2009 03:56 AM #1
Ginger Sala
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~

Hi Pat, You have been making lots of trips to NYC lately! LOVE MONH!!  I can't bekieve younever visited in 10 years! Are you still  in NYC? 2 words for you, Hayden Planetarium!

Feb 21, 2009 04:37 AM #2
Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

I absolutely love Museums myself. History is one of my big interests. In fact, the one thing pulling me back to DC is the Smithsonian. I haven't visited since I was in highschool and would love to revisit it through these older eyes ;-)

Feb 21, 2009 05:19 AM #3
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Pat --- thanks for the great post --- next time I am in NY witt my grandchildren, I will visit.

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Feb 21, 2009 05:39 AM #4
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Pat -- The last time I was in NYC I jogged past, but had no time to visit the AMNH.  I'm hoping to take a grandchild with me next time and that will be on the list.

Feb 21, 2009 05:57 AM #5
Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Pat, The pictures look great posted on your blog. It was great seeing you last night. Dinner was fabulous.

Feb 21, 2009 07:44 AM #6
Jeannie Kontis
Lancaster, PA

Growing up in NY, I have great memories of the Museum of Natural History.  My son just moved to Manhattan, and just took his first trip there.  (I could swear I took him there when he was young, but neither of us remember for sure!)  Either way, I'm sure he enjoyed it much more this time.  He is even considering purchasing a membership so that he can go back often, as he said there was far too much to see in one trip.  He loved the butterfly exhibit, and got some really cool photos!

Feb 21, 2009 01:25 PM #7
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Fantastic photos! I have never been there and will have to make it a point to visit! Thanks!

Feb 22, 2009 12:24 AM #8
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Pat... I love that museum.  I can still remember my grandparents taking me there as a child.  When I moved to New York and went back I was amazed at how vivid the memories were.  And you're right, the exhibits are simply amazing!     

Feb 22, 2009 05:24 AM #9
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I went there the one time I visited NY and loved it.  I just wasn't able to stay long enough.  I'd like to go back and your pictures are lovely.

Feb 22, 2009 09:17 AM #10
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