Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Museum of Natural History

Our very long day of sightseeing in NYC began with the Museum of Natural History. Well, it actually began with some major attitude from a super tired 'tween and getting on the right train but going the wrong direction.

Let's just say it wasn't the best way to begin what turned out to be a lovely day.

We did finally make it to the museum, though, and after trying to enter through the wrong door (the one pictured below), we finally made it inside and traded our City Pass vouchers for actual books. Let me say this was a very good investment. We didn't use one of the tickets but still made out like bandits. The cost of the book is 45% of what you would pay at all the attractions. Super. Steal.


The foyer was incredibly beautiful. And grand.


As were the exhibits down each hall. These halls were long, y'all. And each included animals from a different area of the world.


They were super impressive...


...and we even spotted a Baylor Bear!


Included in our admissions was a planetarium show, which was visually stunning but the narration almost put all of us to sleep. Just keeping it real.


After a short trip into the ocean area and then finding ourselves in an area that was exclusively about evolution (when I questioned this, Tonto did remind me we were in a museum about "natural history"...whatever, it's still not what I believe :-), we declared ourselves through with this particular attraction.

It was beautiful. And the dioramas was amazing. Truly. But there wasn't a whole lot to "do" if you know what I mean.

Once outside, we decided to partake in a New York tradition and ate hot dogs from a street vendor. At least the girl and I did...Tonto opted for a pretzel. And then we began what was quite a trek over to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Now that museum was absolutely breathtaking. And that post is up next :-)

Happy Tuesday, y'all!

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