Wednesday, February 7, 2024

SATURDAY: Sketch the Museum of Natural History


SATURDAY:  February 10, 2024

For me, no winter would be complete without a visit to the Museum of Natural History.  Without a question it is my second  favorite museum - and that's no slight in a city that is rich with museums.  

Growing up in the city I think we visited the museum almost every year. I also saw it with my parents as a little kid​ and went there with friends when I was older.   T​he "Museum is NYC​"  for me. And it has so, so many things that are great to draw.

It ​c​an also ​be quite crowded.  

There are two new details that will make this visit different from some of our previous sketching outings there:

1)  The museum asks that we preregister.   It ​i​s pay-what-you-wish.  (See ​registration link below.​)

2) It’s easy for us to get separated, once we're there, with no way to communicate.  We have a solution for that and will be linked, as a group, using the What’s App application (runs on IOS and Android phones).  It’s not necessary, but if you want to stay in touch download the app and get it setup on your phone.  When we first meet in the morning we'll all join the NYC USk Museum Group and will be able to text one another.


WHEN: This Saturday, February 10, 2024 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 is often less crowded, 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
-  C to 81st Street or 
- 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street, a two block walk to the museum

You can reserve your entrance ticket here:

The American Museum of Natural History has a pay what you wish policy for residents of NY, NJ and CT.

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:  1:00 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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