my friends and i woke up early one morning to go on an adventure to the american natural history museum. i've been to the london natural history museum a few years ago and it was amazing, so i had high expectations this time around. we set our alarms for sunrise, woke up and got ready. we decided to walk to the natural history museum through central park so we could do a little sight seeing along the way to our first stop in new york. central park was beautiful early in the morning, there was barely a soul around and the light was perfect - but that's a story for another blog post! here is our day at the museum. a definite must do from me if you ever go to new york city!
after spending an early morning walking through central park, we arrive at the natural history museum before it opened.
we walked around the streets to do a little exploring and to hunt for some coffee.
we found coffee!!
we were all obsessed with the squirrels! we don't have any in australia, so every time we saw one we would stop in our tracks to watch it scurry around.
we purchased a new york city pass to do all the touristy things in new york. we savde a few dollars buying our tickets this way instead of individually at each attraction.
i absolutely adored all the displays in the museum. there was so much detail in these displays and the museum as a whole was just huge!
the displays were so realistically that my friends and i joked around that i needed to sneak in some of these photos (like this one for instance) into my poland blog post in the future and the display of the squirrel into my yosemite blog post!
up to my favourite part of the museum - dinosaur bones! there were some really interesting creatures on display. i loved reading all about them and looking at the intricate models.
at the space section of the museum. our ticket included a movie to do with the galaxy. however after landing so late the night before, waking up super early and being fairly jet lagged, the four of us felt like falling sleep in the comfy chairs and the dark cinema room!
the beautiful view of the streets from the museum.