Joe and I really liked the Night at the Museum movies, so we really wanted to take the kids to the Natural History Museum while we were in New York. They even offer a Night at the Museum tour checkoff list so that you can find all the exhibits that expired parts of the first movie.
I decided I didn't want to drive and find parking at the Museum that day, so this was our mode of transportation.
Another tourist was kind enough to take our picture out front (that was when we spotted the SWAT team heading into Central Park dressed in full armor...we got inside the museum quickly)....
I love museums where kids can see items that we have studied about and they remember it. This museum is FULL of those experiences. In fact the following week, the blue whale was in one of Brayden's lessons and he perked up and said, "I sat under that!".
This was such a cool day! We had so much fun exploring this museum. It was actually overwhelming in spots. We went back to the hotel and watched Night at the Museum and enjoyed some popcorn. Really good family day.