Upper West Side/Central Park West is a historic district that embraces a number of prominent NYC landmarks exhibiting impressive architectural styles. I singled one out that I must check out- the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH).Visiting the museum of each place I visit is a must for me. It’s one entry on the list that makes the trip worthwhile and the choice always take you to the winner’s circle. It’s taking a stimulating and mind-enriching journey and a break from the hurried pace on the city streets not mentioning the comforting warmth of the environs on a winter’s day.
The AMNH, founded is 1869, is one of the world’s most largest and outstanding institutions of science and culture. It’s a box that crates a wide range of information and scientific collection that is disseminated to everyone through the most impressive way – exhibition – to which this museum is quite known for.
|Akeley Hall of African Mammals|
Anatomically correct specimens
in their habitats
A day may was just be not enough. No matter, it just gives you enough reason to revisit New York and continue on with your journey of discovery of the city and this museum. A few years back, I was given an advice by a wise woman. She said, “pick at least three things you really want to see and head to them directly. The spare time you get after is a bonus to see the rest of the exhibits.” That’s a rule I have followed to this day, which applies in and out of the museum.
|World’s largest collection of vertebrae fossils.
The most interesting exhibition halls for me must be the halls where you get to see the animal kingdom through a window. The habitat dioramas of African, Asian and North American mammals are just unbelievable.
|@ the Rose Center for Earth & Space|
(The American Museum of Natural History is at 79th Street Central Park West in New York City.)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 10, 2011.