And, finally, an extra-cool feature of the American Museum of Natural History: It connects right up to a subway station. So if you’re going on a rainy day, you don’t even have to go outside. Unless you’re me, you fail to locate the underground entrance to the museum, and you go out the wrong exit of the subway station into the rain. That’s ok – it feels a little more impressive to go in through the big doors on Central Park West.
It’s a cool subway station, with decorations that relate to its location. The downtown platform has bronze casts of fossils, and the uptown platform has beautiful mosaics. The definitive blogging about this subway station has been done by Grrlscientist. She wrote about the history of the station (here) and then took pictures of most of the art (here). But here are some of my pictures.
You can’t really tell on this picture, but that whale tail connects to a whale body on the floor.
On the stairs up to the uptown platform:
And the other set of stairs:
I missed a train because I was trying to get a good picture of people going down those stairs.
And, finally, lookit this cute snail:
Well, I think that is now all I have to say about AMNH for now. I’m ready to go back – I never got to a lot of the museum.
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