This cultural institution features more than 60,000 objects and works of art focused on the history of New York.
Hours: Tu-Th, Sa 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm
Admission: $21 adults, $16 seniors and educators, $13 students, $6 children 5-13, age 4 and under free, pay what you wish F 6-8 pm
See the actual exhibits behind the making of the “Night at the Museum” movies at the American Museum of Natural History. On this self-guided tour, you will visit Rapa Nui (Easter Island), famous for its rows of towering figures of deified ancestors; the famous (and mischevous) capuchin monkeys that live in forest areas from northeastern Mexico to northern Argentina; African Elephants; and of course, and of course, a replication of the Tyrannosaurus rex, complete with its 4-foot-long jaw and 6-inch-long teeth.
The center devoted solely to poetry holds readings, conversations, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year. The library contains more than 60,000 volumes, which are available to read in-house. The children’s room offers young ones the opportunity to experience poetry first-hand, either through readings and performances by noted poets and actors or by composing their own poems on old-faxhioned but fully functioning manual typewriters.
Hours: Tu–F 11 am–7 pm, Sat 11 am–6 pm. Children’s room: Th-Sa 11 am-5 pm