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AMER­I­CAN MUSEUM OF NAT­U­RAL HIS­TORY

Guests ex­plore halls filled with full-scale di­nosaur skele­tons, fos­sils, dio­ra­mas, ar­ti­facts, gems and min­er­als, me­te­orites and more. The Hay­den Plan­e­tar­ium, with its im­mer­sive space show, is lo­cated in the museum’s Rose Cen­ter for Earth and Space. Open daily 10 am-5:45 pm. Cen­tral Park West, at W. 79th St., 212.769.5100.

FRAUNCES TAV­ERN MUSEUM

Gen­eral Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton bade farewell to his of­fi­cers in 1783 at the end of the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War in what is now a museum of Early Amer­i­can his­tory and cul­ture. Open M- F noon-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm. 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.425.1778.

IN­TREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

His­toric air­craft, in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits and flight sim­u­la­tors, plus the guided mis­sile sub­ma­rine USS Growler, Bri­tish Air­ways Con­corde and space shut­tle En­ter­prise. Open M- F 10 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 10 am- 6 pm. Pier 86, 12th Ave., at W. 46th St., 212.245.0072.

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK

The per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion, “New York at Its Core,” is a high-tech look at the city’s 400-year his­tory. Open daily 10 am- 6 pm. 1220 Fifth Ave., at 103rd St., 212.534.1672.

NA­TIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMER­I­CAN IN­DIAN

Housed in the Alexan­der Hamil­ton U. S. Cus­tom House, this Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion branch pro­motes ap­pre­ci­a­tion of Na­tive Amer­i­can his-

tory, cul­ture, lan­guages and arts. Open M-W, F-Su 10 am-5 pm, Th 10 am- 8 pm. Free. 1 Bowl­ing Green, at Broad­way, 212.514.3700.

NA­TIONAL SEPTEM­BER 11 ME­MO­RIAL & MUSEUM

Within the orig­i­nal foot­prints of the Twin Tow­ers are two mas­sive com­mem­o­ra­tive pools con­sist­ing of 30-foot cas­cad­ing waterfalls and para­pets, on which are in­scribed the names of nearly 3,000 vic­tims from the 9/11 at­tacks in New York, at the Pen­tagon and in Penn­syl­va­nia, as well as the Feb. 26, 1993, World Trade Cen­ter bomb­ing. The museum uses in­ter­ac­tive tech­nol­ogy, nar­ra­tives and ar­ti­facts to tell the story of 9/11. Me­mo­rial: Open daily 7:30 am-9 pm. Free. Museum: Open Su-Th 9 am- 8 pm (last en­try 6 pm), F-Sa 9 am-9 pm (last en­try 7 pm). Museum en­trance at 180 Green­wich St., btw Lib­erty & Ful­ton sts., 212.266.5211.

NEW-YORK HIS­TOR­I­CAL SO­CI­ETY MUSEUM & LI­BRARY

Doc­u­ments, pho­to­graphs and works of art fo­cus on the rich his­tory of New York City and New York State. Open Tu-Th, Sa 10 am- 6 pm, F 10 am- 8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. 170 Cen­tral Park West, at Richard Gilder Way ( W. 77th St.), 212.873.3400.

THE SKY­SCRAPER MUSEUM

Ex­hibits cel­e­brate the his­tory of tall build­ings and sky­lines, with a fo­cus on NYC’s ar­chi­tec­tural her­itage. Open W-Su noon- 6 pm. 39 Bat­tery Pl., btw Lit­tle West St. & Robert F. Wag­ner Jr. Park, 212.968.1961.

TEN­E­MENT MUSEUM

Vis­i­tors can ex­pe­ri­ence late-19th- cen­tury and turn- ofthe-20th- cen­tury im­mi­grant life on a va­ri­ety of guided tours of au­then­ti­cally pre­served three-room ten­e­ment apart­ments. Tours daily 10 am- 6 pm (last tour 5 pm). Vis­i­tor Cen­ter: 103 Or­chard St., btw Broome & Delancey sts., 212.982.8420.

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