The American Museum
of Natural History
by Briana Komar, age 12
In addition to the great Naturmax movies and regular exhibits, there is an exhibit about the dinosaurs from the movie, The Lost World.
Like the previous exhibit that went along with the first movie, Jurassic Park there are bits of scenery, props and film clips from the movie.
For people who have already seen the movies, my opinion is that the exhibit would be a disappointment. I thought that the exhibit would have actual dinosaur fossils instead of replicas of the dinosaurs from the movie.I felt like ai was in Universal Studios rather than an interesting museum and it all seemed fake. Besides this, it costs an extra amount of money to get into the exhibit.
Although I felt the exhibit was overpriced and not too interesting, my eight year old brother, Christopher, found it to be more exciting than the real dinosaurs. He thought the replicas looked more realistic, since they ahd skin and eyes. Therefore, the exhibit may have benefits for eight year old boys.
The newly renovated dinosaur halls are much more interesting and filled with facts, videos and amazing new dinosaurs I had never seen like giant fish dinosaurs that hang over your head.
When you leave the exhibit, you walk directly into a souvenir shop filled with dinosaur stuff like lunch boxes, stuffed animals, pencils, etc. I thought the greatest value for the money was a stencil book for $1.00 that had six different dinosaurs, and a card game hwich had 36 cards of different diosaurs with eight questions and answers on each card. The game cost $8.00 and my brother and I already leared some great facts. For example, a Brachiosaurus is 85 feet long and the only complete skeleton of one is in a museum in East Germany.
Meet one of the sculptors who helped build the dinosaur exhibits.
The American Museum of Natural History
is located in at Central Park West and 79th St.
For more information call: 212-769-5100.