Be thankful that the live specimens featured here are behind glass. We’re not sure what we’d do if we saw a foot-long Goliath bird-eater roaming around Central Park (lucky for us, it’s native to South America). It’s worth getting over your arachnophobia to discover how the creepy crawlers manufacture silk and benefit the globe by controlling insect populations ($25, seniors and students $19, children 2–12 $14.50, children under 2 free).
|Venue name:||American Museum of Natural History||Contact:|
Central Park West
|Cross street:||at 79th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–5:45pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St|
|Price:||Suggested donation $22, seniors and students $17, children 2–12 $12.50, children under 2 free. Special exhibits $27, seniors and students $22, children 2–12 $16, children under 2 free|