The American Museum of Natural History

During the late morning and early afternoon, we spent time exploring the American Museum of Natural History at 79th Street and Central Park West.  There was an exhibit about the ancient Silk Road which interested Elisabeth and an IMAX film called Mysteries of the Great Lakes that Eric wished to see.  In both cases, pictures could not be taken, but here is a sampling of other sights from in and around the museum.

Roosevelt quote in main entrance hall

The main entrance hall featured a collection of quotes from President Theodore Roosevelt

Artwork on a museum wall

Artwork on one of the hallway walls of the museum

Elephants at American Museum of Natural History

An elephant display at the American Museum of Natural History (click image for larger view)

Whale at American Museum of Natural History

A large whale hangs from a gallery ceiling at the AMNH (click image for larger view)

Panorama of whale display at AMNH

Panorama of the whale at AMNH (click image for larger view)

“I remember trying to take a picture of this whale years ago as a young person visiting this museum with an old, traditional film camera. The gallery is very dark, and all that developed was a very dim, blurry shape with some blue lighting in the background; you could not tell what the picture was. Looking at these photos from our new Kodak digital camera, it is amazing how affordable camera technology has advanced after all these years.” ~ Eric

AMNH architecture

Interesting AMNH building architecture as seen from tower window (click image for larger view)

AMNH from across Central Park

American Museum of Natural History on the edge of Central Park as seen from the top of 30 Rockefeller (click image for larger view)

The last image is actually from the top of the “GE Building” at 30 Rockefeller, and so we are getting a little ahead of ourselves.  Move on to the next post for more pictures from the “Top of the Rock”.