Visit American Museum of Natural History, NYC

We will spend the day venturing to two of New York City’s most famous landmarks: the American Museum of Natural History and Grand Central Terminal.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the largest and most popular museums in the world.  The museum is over 1,600,000 square feet and features over 32 million species of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, human cultural artifacts and other items of interest.  Some of their exhibits and facilities include the African Mammal Hall, Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, Rose Center of Earth and Space, and other popular exhibits.  Visit www.amnh.org for more information.

We will then venture to and eat dinner at Grand Central Terminal, which features over 60 shops, stores, restaurants, and a market that sells food and bakery items.  Stores include Banana Republic, Grande Harvest Wines, Kenneth Cole, The Apple Store, and other interesting shops.  We will also have the opportunity to view the amazing architecture, high ceilings, and large crowds of this one hundred year-old train station.   Visit www.grandcentralterminal.com for more information.

Important Note: Admission into the museum is $18.

 

*A detailed itinerary will be emailed one week before the date of the trip.

 

Important Information

-We will meet at Union Station at 7:45AM.  We can all meet in front of the Starbucks in the Food Court.

-We will be traveling to New York through the Megabus service.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.megabus.com ($60 - $70 average for round trip).

-When entering website, schedule bus trip for 8:30AM - 1:10PM (Depart to New York), and schedule the return trip for 9:10PM - 1:15AM (Return to DC).  The date of the trip is Saturday, November 2, 2013.  Please be sure to enter information correctly, as Megabus does not refund tickets; however, they will allow you to reschedule trip 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip date.

-Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE,  Washington, DC.  Union Station is also Metro accessible on the Red Line at the Union Station Metro Station.  Parking at Union Station is available at their parking garage; however, the maximum cost is $22.00 for one day parking.

-Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

See you there!

 

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  • Kenya

    Good trip Mario! I hope to actually make it to dinner next time!

    November 4, 2013

  • LaQuita A. P.

    Where are you?

    November 2, 2013

    • LaQuita A. P.

      :-) next time I'll bring pen n paper and will know my new phone number.

      November 2, 2013

    • Mario J.

      Glad to hear that you made it back to the bus and home safely. See you at the next trip.

      November 3, 2013

  • David

    This was definitely a great trip with lots of fun people. I can’t wait for the next trip to NYC.

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting and hanging out with everyone

    2 · November 3, 2013

  • Iris

    The museum trip was great. Like Marquita said, the museum is huge, so it's impossible to see everything in a couple of hours. I enjoyed the Dark World show. And Mario's restaurant pick, Isabella's, was very good and accommodating. Like always, I enjoyed the trip and meeting up with everyone.

    3 · November 3, 2013

  • Marquita

    Great time at museum yesterday. I will have to return to visit more exhibits. The museum is so huge. It was great seeing the regulars as well as newcomers. See you all next month.

    3 · November 3, 2013

  • Sonya-Charie

    Same issue applies for this trip...Leaving for a cruise Sunday and I must finish a paper. So...who needs a free megabus ticket? :)

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally booked transportation. I am looking forward to meeting everyone. I am leaving from Baltimore. I am in the Bowie/Croft on area if anyone want to drive to the Baltimore bus stop together

    October 19, 2013

    • Deirdre w.

      I am thinking about going, I would be going out of White Marsh. Would we be on the same bus?

      October 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Deirde, I booked the same bus of those leaving from DC. The DC bus will arrive at White Marsh at 9:50am. This bus is scheduled to arrive in NY at 1:10pm

      October 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to meeting everyone on Saturday. I will be leaving from Whitemarsh. Is there anyone else leaving from this stop? If so call me at[masked]

    October 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Be sure to get the free EXPLORER AMNH app if you have an iPhone before you go, and familiarize yourself with it.

    June 17, 2013

  • Sonya-Charie

    Hayden Planetaruim...simple but on my bucket list!

    June 17, 2013

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