Museums are a great advantage to living in New York City. Now that the snowy and cold weather will be settling in, it can make it more difficult to find fun activities to get involved with during the winter months. Lucky for our residents at The Sagamore, one of the many great perks the Upper West Side has to offer includes several museums right in our neighborhood that you can stop by and visit to help keep busy. Even if you have visited in the past, rotating exhibitions and special shows make it worth your while to stop in for another look.
The American Museum of Natural History is located on 81st Street and Central Park West. Only a subway ride away or short walk downtown, this museum has plenty to offer as it takes up the entire block! Besides their famous dinosaur floor and other permanent animal displays, they offer special exhibitions throughout the year. Currently you can find shows such as Countdown to Zero, The Secret World Inside You and the Butterfly Conservatory. AMNH also just unveiled their Titanosaur, which stands at 122 feet long and 19 feet tall.
The New-York Historical Society is just a few blocks further down on 77th Street and Central Park West. This museum offers a wide variety of exhibitions that are always changing. Right now you can find Superheoroes in Gotham featuring the third original Batmobile, Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York, Picasso’s “Le Tricorne” and Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection.
Here is a list of some other great museums close by to The Sagamore. Make sure to take a look at their websites for all opening hours and any special events that are taking place.