American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is perhaps one of the most well-known museums in the United States. You can find it in the Upper West side right next to the Central Park. The museum was established in 1869 and it has about 5 million visitors annually. The building has 45 permanent exhibition halls, a planetarium and a library. Only a fraction of the museum’s 33 million specimens is on display at a time. It has also served as the setting of the Night at the Museum-movies, and has been featured in many other films, tv-series literature and games too. Because the museum offers a lot of variety in its exhibitions, I believe almost everybody can find something in there that strikes their fancy. My personal favorite is the Bernard and Anne Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, or shortly just the Human origins Hall. I have always found it interesting how we humans evolved and to see what our roots are. I also enjoyed the cultural halls, where you could learn about ancient Asian, African and American cultures. A visit to the American Museum of Natural History is certainly worthwhile. I could have spent hours and hours exploring the museum and its many exhibitions, and I would say that it is a must on the list of things to see in New York.