Museum of Natural History

Rarely venturing into Manhattan for photo ops alone, it was rather nice to take the time to check out the museums from time to time.

I love the Museum of Natural History. If you’re into anthropology, dinosaurs, and general information about living organisms, this is definitely a place one should check out. I go to this museum from time to time and I will literally spend the day there. Even though the core exhibits haven’t changed, there’s always so much to take in every visit. My favorite parts of the museum, in no particular order would definitely have to be:

  • The gigantic (fake) blue whale that hangs in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Also another display that’s worth looking at? The “Kraken” vs the Sperm Whale that’s at the back walls when you go down the stairs past the blue whale.
  • The T-Rex. Who doesn’t like going there just to gawk at what once was a beautiful living creature? Also, great to compare yourself to and be amazed at how gigantic they are and now little you are. Puts things into perspective. We may be technologically advanced, but had we been living with these guys, we would’ve been dinner.
    • If fossils are your thing, it’s very worthwhile to spend most of your time on the 4th floor, which is the designated fossil wing. So many different fossils from all types of dinosaurs that existed. Herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, they are all there.
  • The Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda. It houses the fossil of the gigantic herbivore, the Brontosaurus. Plus, Teddy was such an awesome person, who could resist going to his namesake area in any case?

The back of the T-Rex.

Without any tickets, these poor pigeons couldn't check out their ancestors at the museum.

I can’t wait until it gets warm again, and I can haul the camera back out to the museum and take more pictures… maybe this time I’ll bring a monopod so I won’t have to worry about getting blurry pictures indoors.

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