The American Museum of Natural History has many exhibits with paleontology and history related subjects. Some of these exhibits are: The world's largest dinosaurs, The Great Inca Road, The Hall of Human Origins, and Fossil Hall. The museum also offers a handful of summer programs for children. Here at the museum children can participate in hands-on activities in the Discovery Room, where they can look for fossils, assemble a life-size dinosaur and more. For more information, call 212-769-5100, or visit the museum's Web site at:
The Paleontological Research Institution
The Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca offers tours, classroom programs, discovery labs, and field trips, along with many special events. For more information, call 607-273-6623, or visit its Web site at: http://www.museumoftheearth.org/.
The Queens County Farm Museum
The Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park offers colonial farmhouse tours and hands-on farm classes. Kids experience the many facets of farm life during the 18th century. Also available are wool-works, colonial cooking workshops, summer camps, and a variety of other events. For more information, call 718-347-3276, or visit its Web site at:
The New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden offers many programs for young explorers, including the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, where kids can romp through outdoor mazes and explore hands-on activities. The museum also hosts many other educational events. For more information, visit its Web site at: www.nybg.org or call 718-817-8700.
The American Numismatic Society, Federal Reserve Bank
A selection of the Numismatic Society's vast collection of currency is on display at the Federal Reserve Bank. The exhibit is called Drachmas, Doubloons and Dollars: The History of Money. Among the more than 800 examples, spanning the globe and some 3,000 years, are a Brasher doubloon, a seventh-century B.C. Lydian electrum coin, shell money from Thailand, Native American wampum, and a Confederate States half-dollar. The contents of cases range from currency of ancient Greece to the Mediterranean world, to that of medieval East and South Asia, to money of 19th-century empires and colonialism, to paper currency used around the world today. This exhibit is by appointment only. For more information on the exhibit and exhibit hours, visit http://www.numismatics.org/Exhibits/DrachmasDoubloonsDollars.
To set up a reservation, call Joanne Isaac, ANS Museum Administrator, 212-571-4470, ext 112. The ANS also has an excellent online collection at http://www.numismatics.org/.
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