Sunday, May 15, 2011

The World's Largest Dinosaurs at AMNH

The American Museum of Natural History recently opened a new special exhibit on Sauropods. Mikro loves dinosaurs, and has a soft spot in his heart for these lumbering plant eaters in particular. We avoided going the first couple of weeks, and were proved right in our decision making by the insanely long lines stretching far down the block which we confronted on Wednesdays on our way to Belvedere Castle. But I figured that after 3 pm, most school groups would be gone, and only the diehards would still be around. So we elected to take a chance, cautioning the boy that if it was crowded, we were not going in. It was practically deserted at that hour, and we were able to enjoy the exhibit in peace. Mikro relished the attention of the docents, who demonstrated the comparative weights of dinosaur and giraffe vertebrae and explained the dinosaurs' bird-like light, hollow bones to him. And the dinosaur dig was a huge hit with him (and his Dad!)

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