This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of visiting the American museum of natural history. I spent the day with the lovely Annie. Our original plan for the weekend was to visit a haunted house. The plan was foiled when we realized that it was very far out of the way in Brooklyn.
Therefore we met up and decided where to spend our day. One of the perks of being a pre-k teacher is the ability to sign up for the cool culture pass. The cool culture pass allows the pass-holder and up to four other family or friends to get entrance into many participating New York City museums, zoos, and botanical gardens for free.
Getting to the museum was quite the trek. Since the 7 train wasn't properly, we had to take three trains to get to our destination. When we arrived it was already noon. We decided to have lunch at Shake shack first.
The line to enter the restaurant was out the door. It looked as if the restaurant was selling the newest iPhone on launch day. We took our order to go and enjoyed our delicious burgers and fries at the park across the street.
As we were eating, I was in the state of euphoria consuming my smoke shack. The cherry peppers gives it such a wonderful taste. My euphoric trance was snapped when a little sparrow came chirping by. They must've known what he was doing and has had many pay offs before as it was begging for food. I was told by Annie not to give it anything. But the comfort food made me a generous person. I threw him a couple of fires. The greedy feathered fellow kept coming back for more.
Annie warned me that if I gave him something, he'd tell his friends and more would come. My theory was that he wouldn't tell me anyone, and that he'd keep the french fry goldmine to himself. I worry about my little winged friend. I hope he doesn't eat too many fries. An obese birdy would be a funny but sad sight.
After lunch, we entered the museum. I can't remember the last time I was at the museum of natural history, but the memories made this time will surely stick around. We waited on the very long line to get our cool culture passed tickets. We decided to enter the exhibit dedicated to our people, the Asian peoples.
One interesting section was called the Jews of Asia. Now I wasn't aware that there were any people of Jewish descent in Asia and neither did the museum since the exhibit was just a big blank wall.
The entire time I was in the dinosaur exhibit, I couldn't help but think about one of my students and his fascination with dinosaurs. His constant talk about T-Rex and other dinosaurs may seem obsessive, but it has really captured his interest. So, I visited the souvenir shop to pick up some dinosaur claws to share with my class.
Be on the look out for a donorschoose.org project requesting books and dinosaur related materials in the future!
It was a beautiful and inspirational day to visit the Museum of Natural History!