N is for Natural History

Lobsters, crabs, butterflies, scorpions, natural history museum
T Rex, tyrannosaurus Rex bones, fossil
T. Rex

These photos are from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Tile sign in subway for museum of natural history

This huge sea creature fossil was hanging from the ceiling. It’s hard to show just how big it was.

Big sea creature fossil, natural history museum

This was in the mammal fossil section. Some kind of ancient elk relative.

Extinct elk style fossil natural

Saber-tooth cat and friends.

Sabre tooth cat fossil

This is a hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur, fossil. (I learned that from watching Dinosaur Train with my kids, thanks PBS!)

Hadrosaur fossil, natural History museum

Somehow, all I can think is “yum” when I look at this wall. OK maybe not the lower left or upper right corners.

Lobsters, crabs, butterflies, scorpions, natural history museum

Here is the museum’s 94-foot blue whale that hangs from the ceiling of the museum. I visited as a kid on a school trip and this whale is what I remember most. Twenty+ years later, it’s still as impressive.

Whale on ceiling at natural history museum

In another part of the museum, there are lots of minerals and gems on display. So many beautiful and colorful things to enjoy, but this was the only good photo from that area. This is quartz.

Quartz from the Museum of Natural History

I love this museum! OK, I love any museum, but this one is special.


I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.

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30 thoughts on “N is for Natural History”

  1. Cynthia, you visit the most wonderful places, and this one’s no exception. Such fascinating exhibits all beautifully displayed. I really enjoyed visiting it with you.

  2. Thanks. I’ve learned more about dinosaurs from watching Dinosaur Train with my grandson than I ever learned in school. Can’t wait to take him to a natural history museum.

    1. Haha, Dinosaur Train must be really well done. I feel like I’ve learned a lot too πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy seeing the museum through your grandson’s eyes.

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