You’ve rested at an amazing Midtown hotel like Hotel Mela, and now you’re ready for a bit of exploration. But you’re a savvy traveler who is searching for hidden treasures that are a bit off the beaten path. We’ve found three magnificent exhibits that you just simply can’t pass up.
The Butterfly Conservatory
Located at: American Museum of Natural History: 79th Street and Central Park West Manhattan, New York
Tropical butterflies alive in the bitter winter season? Who knew! Head over to the American Museum of Natural History and mix and mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies that dance among stunning tropical flowers and gorgeous green vegetation. Bonus: You’ll enjoy a break from the cold inside the temperate 1,200-square-foot butterfly house.
The Harry Potter Exhibition
Located at: Discovery Times Square: 226 W 44th St Manhattan, New York
Over 15,000 amazing square feet of Harry Potter waits for you at Discovery Times Square. The Harry Potter Exhibition features artifacts and costumes from all eight Harry Potter films. Harry’s original wand and eyeglasses and the Marauder’s Map are just two of the exhibits incredible items. Come step into the magical world of Harry Potter- a “must do” for kids of all ages.
Sinister Pop Art
Located at: Whitney Museum of American Art: Madison Ave. at 75th St. Manhattan, New York
You can always expect the unexpected from The Whitney. This time it’s a look at Pop Art’s darker side with an exhibit titled Sinister Pop. You’ll discover a collection of art from the beginning of the Pop movement, created by legends such as Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. The exhibit closes March 31st, 2013- so get there while you can. While you’re strolling The Whitney, you might want to check out a related exhibit: Dark and Deadpan: Pop in the TV and the Movies.