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American Museum of Natural History

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April 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 30, 2021

One event on March 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on March 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$23/ages 12-65, $13/ages 3-12, $18/students & seniors

Lovers of dinosaurs, sea creatures, outer space and more can get their animal & nature fix at this giant (45 fascinating halls) treasure trove of wonders.

* Online advance timed ticket purchase required, even for members.

* Download the Museum’s free Explorer app. for maps, self-guided themed tours, behind-the-scenes stories about exhibits, quizzes, and more.

* Favorite spots: On the first floor, a 94-foot-long blue whale hangs over an assortment of sea creatures in the Hall of Ocean Life. Learn about moon rocks and meteorites in the stunning Rose Center for Earth and Space. Zebras, giraffes and other jungle animals surround a family of elephants in the Hall of African Mammals on the second floor. The beloved dinosaur bones fill most of the fourth floor.

* Experience the most advanced planetarium projection system in the world Lupita Nyong’o-narrated, Worlds Beyond Earth. Learn about the science behind light and hues in the gorgeous, immersive The Nature of Color. See the stunning Volcanoes: Fires of Creation in giant IMAX. Separate timed tickets needed ($3.50-$5).

* NY, NJ, and CT residents admission is pay-what-you-wish (ID required on arrival). But really you should become a member ($150+/year); it takes dozens of visits to see everything plus you get lots of perks.

* No food available for purchase beyond vending machines; we usually pick up from Shake Shack across Columbus and eat on the benches surrounding the museum.

* Coat check, drinking fountains, Discovery Room and touchscreen/interactive elements all currently closed.

* Entrances at Central Park West (stairs at 79th Street) and 81st Street (between Columbus & Central Park West – stroller friendly) are open (plus CPW & 79th Street for members).

* Closed most Mondays & Tuesdays.

Sam Moyer: Doors For Doris

Try to open massive stone doors in a massive three-part sculpture on the southeastern edge of Central Park. Moyer’s hybrid sculpture unites imported stone with rock indigenous to the New York region with beautiful inlaid marble fragments. The title pays homage to Public Art Fund founder, Doris C. Freedman (1928-1981)

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American Museum of Natural History

Lovers of dinosaurs, sea creatures, outer space and more can get their animal & nature fix at this giant (45 fascinating halls) treasure trove of wonders.

* Online advance timed ticket purchase required, even for members.

* Download the Museum’s free Explorer app. for maps, self-guided themed tours, behind-the-scenes stories about exhibits, quizzes, and…

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Guggenheim

See exciting, well-designed exhibits in the striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed landmark modern museum.

* April 30 through June 21, Christian Nyampeta transforms the Guggenheim’s iconic rotunda into a “night school” with a screening of his 2018 video Sometimes It Was Beautiful about group of friends gathering to watch and critique films made by Swedish…

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MusicTalks Open Air Concerts

Join MusicTalks for 75 minutes, intimate, salon-style concerts with introductions to composers and their works, musical demonstrations, and a space for dialogue between artists and audience.

Bring a folding chair/blanket, snacks and drinks if you’d like.

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Mozart for Munchkins: UWS

Dance and clap classical, jazz, and sing-along favorites while meeting the clarinet, bassoon, and french horn at an outdoor, socially distanced, interactive concert curated for little ones and their grown-ups. Children of all ages are welcome to observe, explore, discover, crawl, sing and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back,…

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Discovery Pop-Up Program: The Birds of Central Park

Each year, more than 200 bird species make an appearance in Central Park, a popular stopover along the Atlantic Flyway. Discover how to spot and respectfully appreciate these winged wonders with park birding guides, stationed at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center Plaza Saturdays 11 am–1 pm and Belvedere Castle Sundays 11 am–1 pm.

Also borrow…

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A Million Dreams – Music from Movies @ Central Park

Join MusicTalks for a specail tribute to the most beloved film tunes featuring a string quartet. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, Breakfast in Tiffany’s to Forest Gump, celebrate the beauty of film music!

Bring a folding chair/blanket – snacks, drinks, and questions encouraged.

Exact address will be provided the day of the concert.

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