Central Park, Belvedere Castle

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Photograph: Central Park Conservancy
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Take in a sweeping view of the Great Lawn, the Ramble and Turtle Pond from Belvedere Castle, a folly built on one of the highest points in the park. Inside they'll find the Henry Luce Nature Observatory, where they can peer into microscopes and telescopes, look at skeletons and papier mâché birds, or borrow a free discovery kit (requires two forms of ID, one of which is kept as a deposit) from inside the castle, which includes binoculars, a map, sketch paper and a field guide for exploring the Ramble's woods. Midpark at 79th St, enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St.

Venue name: Central Park, Belvedere Castle
Contact:
Address: Midpark, enter at 79th St
New York

Opening hours: Nov–March: Tue–Sun 10am–5pm; April–Oct: Wed–Sun 10am–5pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 6 to 77th St