Another popular museum is the Cranbrook Institute of Science on the Cranbrook campus in Bloomfield Hills. They have permanent exhibits on dinosaurs, including a full-size skeleton cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Exhibits also explore the relationship between dinosaurs and birds. General admission to the Institute is $9 for adults and $7 for children aged 2 to 12 and senior citizens. Friday evenings after 5 the fees are $5 and $4. The museum is open from 10 to 5 daily except for major holidays, and from 10 to 10 on Fridays.
The Museum of Natural History is located close to Central Park and is a great way to spend the day with your family. The exhibits are awe inspiring. Your children will love the animatronic raptor for sale. If you go downtown, you can see the financial district and can visit the memorial to 9/11 for the Twin Towers. It is a piece of history that changed the landscape of our world.
For the theater crowd Raleigh has a plethera of stages. The BTI Center for the Performing Art and Memorial Auditorium brings national level theater to the city. Broadway South shows are offered on a calendar basis. In addition the city has a number of smaller theaters such as the Little Theater.
L.A.T.W.s’ Radio Theatre Series will air H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds adapted by Howard Koch, directed by John de Lancie, starring Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie, Gates McFadden and Armin Shimerman; and The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by John de Lancie, with Peter Paige and Josh Clark heading the cast.
Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC, 10pm) – NEW! Fitch, Washington, Stone and Sanchez investigate the murder of a young woman in her SUV while her 2-year-old child was hidden in the back of the vehicle. Longford and Mahajan, meanwhile, look into the death of a college janitor who had drugs in his system.
Another great museum to visit is found in Macquarie Street. This used to be a barracks that housed New South Wales male convicts. Kids would definitely get to know more about their life and the early penal system of the country. They can also see for themselves the memorabilia they left behind.
No trip to New York is complete without a boat trip around the harbor and a close up view of the Statue of Liberty. It is no wonder that New York City is referred to as the City that never sleeps.