Tuesday, February 14, 2023

SATURDAY: Sketch the Museum of Natural History

Now that the holiday rush is over, our museums have returned to their usual bustling state. Among all the city museums, the Natural History museum is one of my favorite places to sketch. There is so much to see, and since it's family-oriented, there's lots of people sketching too.

This Saturday, there are several special events including a Sharks exhibit, Worlds Beyond Earth exhibit, a film about the Serengeti, and an exhibit featuring Extinct and Endangered creatures.

Akeley Hall of African Mammals.


WHEN: This Saturday, February 18, 2023 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, and has shorter lines .

MEET AT:   Upon arriving we will meet by the cafeteria, which is the lower level by the subway entrance.  If you're late we will have scattered - meet us for lunch.  Anyone you see sketching in the museum is likely to be with our group and friendly.

By Subway
Take the C to 81st Street or 
The 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street, a two block walk to the museum


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. Sit towards the back.  If you're there first sit in an area with open available seating - so we can eat 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, but you can't block the walking paths.
-  Mostly the guards are 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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