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American Museum of Natural History

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Published October 23rd 2009
Winter weekends in the city can be long, chilly tests of indoor endurance. The American Museum of Natural History, has the cure!

Meander the Hall of New York State Environment and imagine you're hiking in the Hudson Valley—sans snow! Go on safari in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, explore the frontier in the Hall of North American Mammals, examine the complexity of the rainforest in the Hall of Biodiversity, or fly into space at the Rose Center Planetarium. Don't miss the giant blue whale suspended from the ceiling in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

Fossils and gigantic dinosaur skeletons tell a tale of prehistoric Earth. Not only are you greeted by resurrected bones in the entry hall, the entire fourth floor of the museum is devoted to these extinct behemoths.

The current IMAX film, Wild Ocean, surrounds you with West African sea life. The temporary exhibit, Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time is a must-see for any animal-lover.

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Why? To remember the world beyond the skyscrapers.
When: Daily, 10am to 5:45pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Where: Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192 (212) 769-5100
Cost: Adults $16; Kids, $9; Senior/Student: $12
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