Last week on President’s day, my close friend and I decided to take our kids to the Museum of Natural History in NYC.
We had four kids all together between the ages of 17 and 7.
We decided to take public transportation from Long Island which meant 45 minutes on the Long Island RR and then the subway to the museum. We took the C uptown from Penn Station.
First of all, it was the coldest day in NY. What I loved was that we didn’t have to even leave the station, there is a museum entrance from the subway exit.
There was a huge crowd. Since we had a child with special needs with us, the manager was kind enough to let us bypass the long line.
The tickets are expensive but general admissions can be a donation of any amount that you wish to make although certain exhibits are restricted.
The exhibits were beyond my expectations. There was so much to see and explore. Each of the kids had a particular favorite. The 17-year-old who is moderately autistic was in love with the architecture of the building. The two younger kids ages 7 and 9 absolutely loved the animal displays.
At one point we got separated and had to ask security for assistance. They were so helpful and reassuring.
Overall, it was a great place to spend the day away from the computers, TV, ipad, ipod, etc. Everyone enjoyed the trip in their own way. It was definitely an adventurous day. I wished that I had worn sneakers and my friend wished she had not brought her heavy purse with her. I was so tired at the end of the day that once I got home and sat on my toilet, I realized I had forgotten to take my pants down. Oops!!!