We got to go to two museums while we were in NYC as well as hit up the New York Public Library which is like a museum in of itself. Exploring each of these places was so incredible! The buildings and architecture alone were amazing. And then all the stuff inside was so cool to see as well. 🙂
Our first museum stop was the American Museum of Natural History (where Night at the Museum was set). It was incredible! We knew we’d love the dinosaur exhibit, but really the whole museum was so neat. Seeing animals up close and personal really helped us put into perspective how massive some of these animals really are (like Moose and Whales!). Our other favorite part of the museum was the Rose Center for Earth and Space. It is amazing how intricate this planet we live on is. We walked away with this awed sense of “wow”.
The next day we checked out the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We walked in knowing that we’d love the Greek and Roman statues, but we had no idea how cool the huge Egyptian exhibit would be! Not to mention how neat the Medieval Knights part was. Really I could spend days in the MET and the AMNH. They are just fabulous!
And on our last day we went to the New York Public Library and you guys, it was kind of magical. I just kept thinking about how incredible it would be to go to this library to do research or work on editing photos. It was all so gorgeous. And in the children’s area they had the original umbrella that inspired the Mary Poppins series! Aaand to cap it all off – they had one of the original Gutenberg Bibles on display (one of only 48 surviving copies). Incredible!
Oh you know, just hanging out in the children’s wing of the New York Public library reading Harry Potter (okay, clearly this is a fake, posed picture. We were in far too much of a hurry to see everything to stop and read. But I couldn’t pass up an opportunity for a photo! 😉 )
Coming up next… a taste of Italy in NYC! 😀