My five-year old son has really been into many things scientific lately, so we took him over to the American Museum of Natural History on Monday. He loved it. He came for the dinosaurs and rocks, but he wound up racing down the halls trying to see everything. He was a little lukewarm on the anthropological stuff, of which they have a truly amazing collection, but he still gave it some attention. I hadn't been there in maybe 25 years except for one fuzzily-remembered trip to Laserium sometime in the eighties. I did vaguely remember by Jr. High trip there, though. It seemed a lot better lit than I remember, and there was more there to see. The new Rose Space Center, which incorporates the Hayden Planetarium, was very impressive.
It's a little expensive. We paid $22 per adult and $12 for the child to see the Museum and one plaetarium show. A full ticket including the IMAX movie was about $30 for an adult. But, in general, it was worth the trip. I got a spot on the street, so we didn't have to pay $30 to park. Ha!
Some dinosaur skeleton
A Mayan calendar
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The Rose Space Center (Planetarium Globe to the right)