Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Skyscraper Museum

We were given free tickets to the Skyscraper Museum for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: The Skyscraper Museum

Where: 39 Battery Place
            New York, NY

Who: All ages
Me- The Skyscraper Museum is very interesting. It was cool how they said that since the building that the museum is located in is only one story, they use mirrors on the floor and on the ceiling to make it look like a skyscraper. It was unique and fun for taking pictures. There was a scale model of the Twin Towers. It is one of only two in the world. The other one is at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Some of the exhibits change and some are permanent. Now, they have an exhibit about buildings ten stories or taller from 1875 to 1900. They had a computer where you could look things up. You could see current buildings and see what they looked like when they were built. You could see buildings that fit the category but no longer exist too. Also, it had a lot information about the buildings like when they were build and how tall they were and everything. There was an interactive map on the wall. and you could see where different types of buildings where located. There was also a really really big map on a table. We learned how skyscrapers can actually change the landscape. Before the Twin Towers were built the location where the museum is now would have been underwater. However, now there is a whole land area there called Battery Park City. We learned about the Freedom Tower. They had a contest to pick a design for it. They picked one but they changed it a lot when they actually built it.. They had a model of what Freedom Tower was supposed to look like and a picture of what is actually does look like. There was a model of  New York and a model of another city, but I don't remember what the other city was. New York was much more crowded and the buildings were closer together. The Skyscraper Museum was a really fun place, and I would totally recommend it. People who like skyscrapers would especially like it.
Mom- If you want to learn about all those big tall buildings, the skyscraper museum is the place to go. Even though the museum is located in New York City, it is not only about New York City skyscrapers, it covers skyscrapers all over the world. The museum is small but very fascinating. If you can get a tour while you are there, you should do so. It is definitely worthwhile. You will learn even more interesting information then you would on your own. However, if you go around the museum on your own, it is still an impressive place. Some of the interesting things you can learn about at the museum include the changing downtown New York skyline from before the Twin Towers to during the Twin Towers to after, and a history of the tallest buildings in the world. Whether you are interested in history or just like looking a big tall buildings, you should enjoy this museum. Even younger children who do not necessarily care or have the attention span to learn about the history would probably enjoy looking at the pictures and models of the big skyscrapers. The museum does hold programs for young children including some programs for children starting as young as 3 years of age. The museum is small enough to go through quickly, but filled with enough information, pictures and models that you can go through at a leisurely rate and try to take in as much information as you can if you prefer. The museum is also completely accessible and reasonably priced at $5.00 per ticket and only $2.50 for students and seniors. For more information go to http://www.skyscraper.org/index.htm,



And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

6 comments:

  1. that sound like great visit when we were in Ohio we have a lot thing we visted

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    1. New York is a great place, and I am sure Ohio is a great place as well I haven't been there in years. Things for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  2. sincwe you are in ny i would go and find good cheap resturant for fmaily and then were there something to travle for kids

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    1. Thanks for your suggestion and for visiting Says Me Says Mom.

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  3. If I ever make it to New York, I have to go to this museum. What a fun place to take the kids and it looks fascinating! New York is such a awesome City to visit!

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    1. New York is a great place and there are a lot of great museums there! I hope you make it there some day. You and your kids will both love it.

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