Thursday, January 2, 2020

SATURDAY: Sketch the Museum of Natural History

The Holiday crush is hopefully over and our museums have returned to their normal bustling state.  Natural History might be my favorite museum place to sketch.  So much to see, and because it's family oriented there are lots of people sketching too.

Special events this Saturday include the Origami Holiday Tree and the T.Rex: The Ultimate Predator exhibits

Akeley Hall of African Mammals.


WHEN: This Saturday, January 4, 2020 starting at 10:00 AM.

WHERE: The American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West.  

SUGGESTION:   Enter the museum from the 81st entrance instead of the main entrance on Central Park West.  It's less cr
owded, has shorter lines and a coat check that is less crowded.

MEET AT:  We'll meet on the second floor in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals.  This is the room that features a heard of elephants.

By Subway
Subway: Take the C to 81st Street.
Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street.

The American Museum of Natural History has a suggested admission price. This pay-what-you-wish option is only available on-site at the ticket counters

-  Adults $23
-  Students $18
-  Seniors (65+) $18

LUNCH:  12:00  Noon - There is a Cafe in the museum on the lower level. If you're there first sit in an area with open available seating - so we can sit together. The food is good but on the expensive side.  Bring your own food if you like.  We've done that many times.

AFTERNOON:  1:15 PM - Back to sketching at the museum

SHOW and TELL:  3 PM. At our lunch spot in the lower level cafeteria. Show and Tell is the social part of the day where we share our day's drawings and tell cool art stories.  We might even talk about art supplies 

-  Bring a stool if you have one.  It increases your options and the museum doesn't mind.
-  Mostly the guards a friendly and happy to see us sketching, but always be courteous and friendly. 

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128

There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome.

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