January 9, 2006

American Museum of Natural History 1

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Sometimes when you live in New York, you don't take advantage of all the culture that's here. So right before New Year's, we took a trip to the American Museum of Natural History. We wanted to see the Darwin exhibit, but it was sold out until late in the afternoon, so we were going to just wander the halls of the museum. The problem with that was that the lines were insane! So we decided to become members so we could cut the regular line, get free Darwin tix for a future showing, and come back as much as we want. We didn't go away from the first floor too much and decided to leave when we finished our brief walk-through because, well, we could go back at any time! Membership does have its privileges.

The great thing about the museum's first floor is that it's like visiting a zoo, but better. Well, kind of better. The animals aren't alive, but they are so close and realistic and they are placed before a backdrop of their natural habitats. The AMNH does need some work though. The Hall of New York State Environment needs a serious makeover as it looks like a bad 70's tv set.

Posted by tien mao in Culture, Photos at 8:03 AM



I love the Hall of NYS Environment. The design is cheesy but charming!

There were way too many people there when I tried to visit just before New Year's as well. I went back a little after noon yesterday and got right into the Darwin exhibit. Highly recommended.

Posted by: joe at January 9, 2006 1:40 PM

well, i didn't say cheesy. just old!

i can't wait to see darwin.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 9, 2006 1:53 PM

The New York State exhibit has an nostalgic old-filmstrip feel to it. If it had a soundtrack, Troy McClure would narrate it. "You probably remember me from such displays as, 'Here Comes the Ice Age!' and 'Timmy, the Jammin' Trilobite.'"

Posted by: Schizohedron at January 13, 2006 2:06 PM

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