American Museum of Natural History
Location: New York
2013 Exhibitions: Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies (June 25 - June 24), Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture (November 17 - August 11)
The American Museum of Natural History (also known as the Natural History Museum) has more than just a lushly detailed mosaic at their subway stop. They house over 32 million ineffably delightful treasures ranging from the depths of the Amazon rainforest to the Pacific Ocean. The museum also offers public programming that provides New Yorkers with a rare opportunity to mingle with [some variable facet of] nature in Butterfly Conservatory, and also has regular showings of IMAX films of natural marvels. And the interstellar show at the Hayden Planetarium narrated by Whoopi Goldberg comes as an added bonus to the learning experience.