Museums You Must See Before You’re a Fossil

Lots of things belong in museums, including you!  No, we don’t mean as an exhibit (though you do remember when Pogs were cool, so we’re on the fence honestly), but rather as a visitor!  Of course, the sooner you visit, the better, since things are in danger of being destroyed, even in a museum!  Take a look at what happened to this painting!

Mistakes were made.

Mistakes were made.

Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that time is running out to see everything, but don’t you want to see some of the most marvelous items created by nature and humans as soon as possible?  A computer screen, no matter how sharp the picture is, can never be as high-definition as the real thing!  Plus, we’re sure there’s other stuff to see once you’re out of the museum anyway.

There are always exceptions.

There are always exceptions.

The American Museum of Natural History

american museum of natural history

What better way to start than at the heart of New York City at the American Museum of Natural History?  There are lots of great exhibits but let’s be real, you’re here to see the dinosaurs, and maybe the woolly mammoth, if he’s lucky.

You don't need to be rude about it.

“You don’t need to be rude about it.”

And boy-howdy does this museum have dinosaurs or what?  If there is something everyone should see at least once it’s a dinosaur skeleton up close, just to get the idea of the scale of the thing!  Plus, once you’re done marveling at something that would have gladly turned you into lunch had you lived in the same era, you can relax and have a picnic in Central Park!

"Speak for yourself, I prefer pastrami on rye! "

“Speak for yourself, I prefer pastrami on rye!”

The Louvre

the louvre

The Louvre is nestled in the city of romance, Paris, and is home to some of the finest artwork in the world.  The building itself is a medieval French castle, with the glass pyramid addition, designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, completed in 1989.

pyramids

Limestone just simply wasn’t in the budget.

Of course the main star of the show is the Mona Lisa.

Mona-Lisa museum

That said, you never can be sure when she’ll go on an unexpected journey, courtesy of art thieves!  The last time she was kidnapped was in 1911 by notorious art thief Vincenzo Perruggia, who managed to keep her from the Louvre until 1914.

With that mustache though, you kind of have to think they just gave it to him.

With that mustache though, you kind of have to think they just gave it to him.

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

egyptian museum

What list would be complete without one of the finest collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts than this museum, right at the site of the recent Egyptian revolution in Cairo!  Of course you’re going to want to see the mummies, that’s a given.  Also, the museum is home to the famous burial mask of King Tutankhamen.

tut mask museum

Of course the museum has seen its share of difficulties with recent events.  Luckily, while one mummy was defaced, it has been restored, and despite some damage to the burial mask of King Tut due to a restoration error, the mask has been fixed.

egyptian museum

How do I afford this globe-hopping museum tour?

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