The big kids at home are wishing they have a longer Christmas vacation so we could use the following tickets for fun rides. My daughter has been very busy with completion of her thesis thatâ€™s why she doesnâ€™t enjoy the school break. Thereâ€™s so much to see at Enchanted Kingdom according to the kids who were able to visit the theme park during their field trip. I wouldnâ€™t be surprised to hear flatwound string instruments at EK just like the ones we hear at Star City.
Field trips can be both fun and educational for scout troops or groups of students. There are many places that a New York City educational tour could visit. Here is a look at some of the top educational sites for children in NYC.
American Museum of Natural History – Highlights are the Discovery Room, the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life and the Hayden Planetarium which has the largest virtual reality simulator in the world.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – At this museum you can see restored aircraft, the Concorde and the former USS Growler submarine. You can also check out a high-tech simulator to see what it is like to fly a jet or travel in space.
Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Met has exhibits from all over the world and throughout time. It offers traveling exhibitions throughout the year.
Guggenheim Museum – Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this museum has masterworks from many famous artists including Picasso, Monet and CÃ©zanne.
Science Barge – This is an off the grid farm using sustainable energy which is irrigated with rainwater. There are programs about the technologies used on the farm.
Bronx Zoo – This zoo is arranged by nature zones and is the biggest urban zoo in the country.
New York Aquarium – Located on Coney Island, this is the oldest operating aquarium in the US.
We were finally able to visit Star CityÂ last Sunday. We were not supposed to go that night, but we discovered our tickets (ride-all-you-can) would expire a week from now. So we might as well avail the free rides.
We don’t have many pictures to show. We arrived at Star City at around 7. We ate a quick snack in one of the hotdog booths there.
We took theÂ Surf DanceÂ forÂ our first ride, which hubby and I regretted. It was one of Star City’s Extreme Rides and we were not supposed to ride in it. I was shouting the whole time and my knees were shaking when we went down.
Hubby and I realized we should leave all up the fun rides toÂ the kids except for the extreme rides.
The kids also tried Star Frisbee twice. They enjoyed the ride a lot. But we were nervous as we watched the giant Frisbee swung to its highest limit. My son would also like to try Star Flyer (inverted roller coaster) but we discouraged him from doing so because I feel it’s not safe for him.
So, this is the only decent picture (groupie) we have at Star city. We were inside the Giant Star Wheel – the safest (for me) as it is one of the family rides.
The tickets were courtesy of PJI.