New York has some of the best Museums! I’m forever surprised that people from other countries come to the US for vacation, when we want to go to their country for vacation. I was asked by a group of 20 people from England to take their picture in front of the Museum of Modern Art!
Note: there are slides set to Charlie Brown music, so if music is annoying turn down the speakers…I thought it was fun music
We started out the day with the intent of going to the Guggenheim, here is another helpful New York Trip tip: the Guggenheim is closed on Thursday – that’s right Thursday, guess what day we went on – yep Thursday…
Next stop, we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art which was HUGE!!! Helpful tip: Plan at least a half day and evaluate the floor plan to see what you’d like to visit – because again IT IS HUGE!!!
Helpful tip: In my opinion, it probably not the most kid friendly place, because frankly I saw kids being dragged behind their parents. The kids that looked bored/tired were between the ages 3 – 7, guestimate.
We thought it was pretty neat! I was really surprised about how much smaller the knights were compared to my hubby (who was an Army Ranger) who is 5’8″.
I was so impressed with this Wine Vat, look at the detail and size – I want one
Next stop, Museum of Natural History. On our way we took a stroll through Central Park (reminder, it was a little cold and rainy), we could imagine how beautiful it would be in the Spring-Fall. Just imagine this shot in the Spring.
The Museum of Natural History is definitely a fantastic place for kids and family: dinosaurs, animals, planets/stars, history of evolution and butterfly conservatory.
Helpful tip: Have the kids watch the movie “Night at the Museum” before they go, they’ll be really interested to find the pieces that were in the movie. (side note: some of the evolution exhibits have men and women in the nude – I heard a mother tell her kids “stop looking for it, just read what the exhibit is about”)
Then we saw Lucy’s skeletal remains that were 3 MILLION Years Old!! Look how petite she was! I think we are becoming giants or maybe we are just getting better nutrition, seriously she is about the size of a 12 year old.
Now here is the scary part, imagine how short Lucy was (a 12 year old girl size today) and compare that against the size of this dinosaur! Can you imagine!! I can’t describe the level of fear that I would have if I would see this if it were alive.
This is a neat picture, I’m reflected in the glass …um that’s just the HEAD of the dinosaur!!!
Next stop, a Broadway show “The Seminar”.
Helpful tip: buy the tickets in Times Square (the play tickets are easier to get than the musical tickets), the tickets are cheaper and they’ll get you the best available at the time. If, however, you want to ensure you get tickets for a particular show then buy them online.
Another Helpful tip: If you want to go see a show with kids, don’t go to “The Seminar” there is two semi-brief instances of nudity; I was shocked and it was completely unnecessary (in my opinion). But it made for an excellent date night.
Here are some more pics