i haven’t been to every museum in nyc (there’s a bunch!), but of the ones i have visited, the museum of natural history is my consistent favorite. true-to-life forms, rich cultural sustenance and the ever-changing variety of exhibits and displays excite me.
when you come here, you need to dedicate an entire day to this because there’s so much to see and learn. i just wanted to share with you just a few things that caught my eye this time around.
the arapaho women buffalo society’s highest officer is known as the “white woman”. after dancing, the members walk around in a circle with the white woman following and supporting herself on 2 wooden sticks. i think she looks so powerful and almost menacing.
i have a thing for owls. they’re such beautiful, regal creatures. and they look as if they have a thousand secrets to tell! fun fact: did you know owls have 3 eyelids? one for blinking, one for sleeping and one for cleaning the eye.
these footprints belong to the lizard-like barosaurus. these dinosaurs were enormous with super long neck and tails.
this here is depicting the green corn dance that was practiced at the first ripening of corn by a few different tribes. this ceremony of prayer and dance marked a time of thanks and forgiveness of sins.
much to my surprise, the hall of minerals was filled with cool treasures of all sorts. i even made a sarcastic joke to bob, “i know where you want to go…the hall of minerals!”. but it’s actually one of the most interesting exhibits in the museum.
i didn’t even bother reading the description under this one. all i could do was stare.
nor did i read the description for this one. all i thought was, ooooh shiny!
don’t you just love museums?