New York City – The American Museum of Natural History

Our third visit in The Big Apple, was in late August. We took the train at 4 a.m. this time, because we wanted to visit two museums, and as you might know, they do not open at 6 a.m.. We headed to Time Square, just to feel the vibe there, and our next stop was The American Museum of Natural History. Columbus circle, with its fascinating statue in the middle, made us to stop, sit and just watch. The sound of the fountains around it, woke us up and “charged” us with positive energy.

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We made our way through the park and stopped for a chocolate break. After that we went into the museum. The lobby was large, cool and overcrowded.  There were dinosaur skeletons, that were almost as high as the ceiling, and for a brief moment I felt like I was in the Night at the Museum movie. Since the museum, was divided into sections, we chose to visit the one named Africa. The plastic animals, were not so interesting, although it was something you can’t see back home. We saw elephants, antelopes, gorillas and many more. We were in a hurry and were looking for the Europe section. Some of the artefacts were really amazing. Also, I liked how with just little figures, they were able to represent the everyday life of different nations. On display were so many tools and objects, that I did not know where to look.

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After we went from Africa to South America, and observed everything we saw there, we headed to Asia. The only thing, that reminded about Europe was the statue of a Russian man. That was no satisfaction for us, so we continued our search. A large room with different stones and gems, drew our attention. It is no surprise, that we girls, love shiny things, especially precious stones.

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After that we found a map with our country in it, and thought that we found the continent we were looking for. Unfortunately, that wasn’t true. The room we were in was for water animals. At one moment I felt like, I was on the bottom of an ocean. That was my favourite room in the whole museum. It was hard for me to leave it, but since we found out that there was no European section(discrimination?), we went through a room with more dinosaur skeletons and went in one that was all about planet and planet systems. We found out how much we weigh in Mars and left the building.

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Our next stop was Madame Tussauds Wax Museum…


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