American Museum of Natural History
You can almost hear him roar: The mighty T. rex (left) makes his presence felt in the renowned dinosaur halls of the Upper West Side museum. But there’s more to this destination than prehistoric skeletons and fossils. In the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Hayden Planetarium’s space show, “Dark Universe,” narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, takes visitors out of this world and into the unknown. Open daily. Central Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100.