American Museum of Natural History
One of the best – also largest and oldest – natural history museums on the planet, with compelling exhibits on the worlds oceans and the effects of climate change and pollution.
Star of the show this year is expansive exhibit T. rex: The Ultimate Predator which is simply dino-mite and ushers in a full year of special events to celebrate the 150th anniversary celebration at the American Museum of Natural History. he exhibit follows the growth of T. rex from a hatchling poking its head out of an egg, to a cute and cuddly toddler the size of a turkey, to a teenager slightly larger than a large dog, to the fully-formed monster whose jaws could crush the family SUV, and there are enough interactive exhibits to entertain and educate everybody.
Also be sure to visit the great Blue Whale.
- AMNH is oOpen on July 4th 10am to 5:45pm
Whether you were there to remember Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Don Felder of The Eagles, Jimmy Page’s Led Zeplin, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Hendrix, Prince, Clapton and other icons of Rock n’ Roll, love the music or will be newly introduced to the sounds of an era, do not miss the Met’s Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock n’ Roll interactive exhibit.
Make it a two-fer, and get free same-day admission to The Cloisters, in Washington Heights.
New York City residents and students in some area colleges get FREE admission. It’s a great deal for one of the greatest art museums on the planet.
- Open 10am to 5pm on July 4th