1 American Museum of Natural History The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures. 2 Broadway Theater District The stretch of Broadway known as “The Great White Way” runs through the midtown theater district where millions of people come every year to see classic Broadway theater performances as well as a variety of brand new shows introduced every season. Even if you don’t choose to see a show, a stroll through Broadway’s bright lights and bustling activity proves entertaining enough. 3 Central Park Area Spanning 843 acres in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park is one of the world’s greatest urban oases, encompassing a diverse landscape of rolling fields, walking trails and tranquil bodies of water. Designed in the mid-19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park today is the centerpiece of the City’s public parks system. Among its landmarks are Wollman Rink, the Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle and the Friedsam Memorial Carousel, great for kids of all ages. Sheep Meadow and the Great Lawn offer sprawling expanses where visitors can relax and enjoy the outdoors. In the summer, the Great Lawn plays host to free shows courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, while the Delacorte Theater is the location for Shakespeare in the Park.