Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New York City Subway Stations: 81st St - Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History has long been one of my top suggestions for visitors to New York, especially those with kids. Even I find the wild animal dioramas, giant whale, dinosaur skeletons and space exhibits jaw-dropping.

The museum also makes an excellent stop on bad weather days, whether it's burning hot outside or freezing cold. That's because a couple of subway lines at 81st Street on the Upper West Side are connected directly to the museum, eliminating the need to step even one foot outside.

If you weren't quite in the mood to visit the Museum of Natural History before you got off the subway, you will be by the time you get to the exit turnstiles. The walls and floor are filled with "fossils" and mosaics depicting just a little of what you'll find inside. In fact, you'll almost certainly wish you could spend more time exploring the subway art rather than waiting in the long line for tickets inside.

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