If you happen to be vacationing in the Upper West Side, and are staying at Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Belleclaire, the Lucerne, the Excelsior Hotel, or any other luxurious accommodation in the area, you might want to take a stroll down 81st Street to check out the Museum of Natural History. This is a great visit for the whole family – kids will love it – and there is just so much to see and explore for all ages. Some people have even compared it to NYC’s MET.
The museum boasts special exhibitions, an IMAX theatre; space shows; planetarium and more. For any kid (or adult) who has just seen dinosaurs in books, this is the place to go; it’s simply outstanding. And ultimately, for any adult who is tired of doing the grown-up thing, go to this museum – again and again – and let the child in you come out and say hi to the Journey of the Stars and the Butterfly Conservatory.