If you live in New York or are planning a visit to the city, you really should spend a day at the American Museum of Natural History. Going to museums is a nerdy New York thing to do.
Upon entry into the museum you are greeted by two extra-large dinosaurs. They bring you a newspaper and a pair of slippers after begging you to play a game of fetch.
Just kidding. You have seen Night at The Museum, haven’t you?
The American Museum of Natural History boasts approximately 85% real bones. That means only about 15% of the bones in this entire museum are casts. That’s incredible considering this museum has more bones than Kentucky Fried Chicken’s kitchen.
These are not actual bones anymore, because they’ve mineralized. The bones basically turned to stone and weigh a ton. The weight makes these displays even more amazing.
The museum’s employee’s are excellent. They are waiting to answer your questions and point you towards your favorite exhibit.
One brand new exhibit you must see is Extreme Mammals. This exhibit opens on Saturday, May 16th and boasts the largest, smallest, and most extreme mammals known to man.
You walk in, under, and around this bad boy! This is the largest mammal, but I know you really want to see the smallest. Don’t you?
This little guy is seriously amazing. He’s about the size of my thumb nail. It’s unbelievable.
Take a look at all these horned animal skulls. FringeMan just wishes he could have put a few of these in the freezer.
There’s too much to share in just one post. I promise to tell you more. After all, I can’t forget about those extreme mating behaviors!