I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Where-To-Go Wednesday - American Museum of Natural History

What: American Museum of Natural History

Where: Central Park West at 79th Street
              New York, New York

Who: All ages

Our view: The American Museum of Natural History has something for everyone. It may be best to plan your visit in advance. The museum takes up 4 floors and 45 permanent halls  as well as temporary exhibits and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Thus, the museum can be quite overwhelming. It is probably not possible to see the entire museum in one visit unless you start very early and stay very long. Some exhibits may be scary for young children even though there are no living creatures in the museum. There are several different tours available including a Night at the Museum Tour. The museum is open every day from 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM except on Christmas and Thanksgiving. General admission tickets are $19.00 for adults, $10.50 for children 2-12, $14.50 for seniors or students with ID. This includes admission to all 45 permanent halls and the Rose Center for Earth  and Space. General admission tickets do not include special exhibitions, space shows and IMAX. General admission plus one includes all 45 permanent halls, the Rose Center for Earth and Space plus one special exhibition, IMAX film or Hayden Planterium show. These tickets cost $25.00 for adults, $14.50 for children 2-12, and $19.00 for seniors and students with ID. Supersavers admission includes access to all exhibits permanent and temporary, the Rose Center for Earth and Space, IMAX films and  the Hayden Planetarium show. These tickets cost $33.00 for adults, $20.50 for children, $16.50 for seniors and students with ID. Admission fees support the museum in both its scientific and educational missions. The General Admission fees are just suggested fees. If you wish to pay less, you can pay at an admission desk at the museum. However,if you want to pay less than the suggested fee for general admission and you want to visit any special exhibitions or see an IMAX movie or the Hayden Planetarium show it will cost you $22 for adults, $12 for children, and $18.00 for senior or student over whatever you choose to pay for general admission. If you buy tickets on-line you will pay the full suggested admissions along with a service charge per ticket.

For more information or to plan your visit go to anmh.org.

Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.