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08-24-2013, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by bmoak View Post
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The Museum of Natural History's recommended donation is $22. You can pay less, but then you have to wait in line (lines can be very long) at the admissions desk. If your pay the suggested price, you can buy your tickets online or at one of the ticket machines in the entrance area and avoid the lines. Admission includes the museum and Rose Space Center, but doesn't include the IMAX or planetarium shows, or certain temporary exhibits. Unless you are spending all day there, I wouldn't recommend paying extra for those, as there is plenty to see.

Recommendations depend on what your interested in, but there but the exhibit halls can basically be divided into four groups: Fossils (the entire 4th floor), Animals (African Mammals, Birds of the World, etc.) Anthropology (Asian Peoples, Northwest Coast Indians, etc.) and Natural Sciences/Environment (Hall of Minerals, Hall of Biodiversity, etc)
thanks for that. i'll be there in a couple of weeks i think and will make use of it. i go to ny often and used to try to cheap out by saving my museum visits for every 5th trip or so and then buying a city pass and packing in a bunch of museums into a couple of non-work days (not to mention the Circle Line, i'm sorry but that one never gets old for me - i've also done the *full island* trip, i think it's 3 hrs or something an embarrassing number of times). then didn't bother and just started paying the full price for the museums.

as far as the Museum of Natural History - I am obsessively in love with museums/art galleries (and am a proud supporter of the AGO and ROM in Toronto - visit them soon!)...but the Museum of Natural History has got to be one of my favourite on the's the first museum I actually recall visiting - when i was about 5 my dad took me there and I was fascinated by the Dioramas...they were unbelievable to me!

Even now, as much as i love all the museums and galleries in NY, there's nothing I love more than taking a quite moment and wandering around the dioramas...they never get old. ever.

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