Hello everyone! As more and more places open up, I realized I had a list of museums I’d like to visit so I thought I’d share them with you.
I figured BirthMay needed some more travel posts and might as well be a list of museums! I’ve always been a fan of museums, and there are so many I haven’t seen yet! If you’re interested in museums I have visited, and would recommend, let me know!
Oh! If you’re new here (newer than May 2020) you might be wondering, what’s BirthMay? Well, every year I blog every day in May because it is my birth month. I just figured it was something fun to do, and it has proven to be really enjoyable for me. This will be the fifth BirthMay on my blog! No matter how many BirthMays you’ve been through with me, thank you for being here this BirthMay and thank you for your support!
Museums I’d Like to Visit
Most of the museums I’ve seen featured in pop culture or maybe missed an opportunity to see them before. I think I’d love to plan trips to where they’re each located and see them someday.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This museum is in New York City, also known as “the Met”. It’s one of he largest museums in the US, or even the world, I believe. I would just love to walk around the exhibits and see as much of it as possible.
I was in NYC back in 2019, and I had suggested it to the group but we skipped over it to go see a cheaper and closer museum. It was towards the end of our trip and we were already pretty tired, sleepy, and thought we’d already spent plenty. Plus, we figured we’d be back soon enough for more Broadway shows. That hasn’t worked out yet but maybe in the future we will!
As a huge fan of the musical Evita, I’ve come to learn a lot about Eva Peron. This museum dedicated to Evita is in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My sister studied abroad there actually and she went to the museum, which I think is so cool! The building itself has Evita history, having been the headquarters for her Eva Peron Foundation. There are other museums dedicated to Evita, I believe, but this one is the largest.
I don’t think I would make a trip only to see the museum, as Argentina is just too far for that! But if I ever found myself in Buenos Aires, I would absolutely take some time to see this museum.
Space Center Houston
I’ve been to Houston so many times, but yet never found time to go to this museum! Houston is so large that the time and money it would have taken me to get to the museum wouldn’t have been worth it during those visits as I was in Houston for work. But this museum is one of NASA’s coolest from what I hear and I’d love to visit it someday!
I think if I do move to Texas, I’ll be a lot closer and I’ll want to visit Houston for fun at some point. If I do, I’ll be sure to make it a priority to see the Space Center!
When I studied abroad in Barcelona way back in 2012, part of my spring break trip was in Paris! Honestly, I feel like I should have picked somewhere else less basic but hey, it is what it is. I didn’t have too much time in Paris, and my trip got shortened even more when there was a flight delay. So I had to cut a ton out of my trip in the end. This museum focuses more on French art, including works from Vincent van Gogh.
If I’m ever in Paris again, I’d make sure to see this museum. I don’t know how likely that is, as I actually didn’t really like Paris! I’m pretty sure it’s because Paris is such an expensive city and, at the time, I was on a pretty low budget. Plus the delay got me into the Paris so late that I really struggled finding my AirB&B in the middle of the night, which got everything started on the wrong foot! So we shall see if I ever stop in Paris again.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
In case you didn’t catch that I love space from the NASA one, I’m a little bit of a fan of space! As a child I thought I wanted to be an astronaut so while I’m not like a super space nerd, I do have a huge love for it. Naturally, I also wanted to see the Air and Space museum too. This one is located in Washington, D.C. and is free, as I believe all Smithsonian museums are.
As I shared recently in my undergraduate Thursday Tales post, I have been to D.C. but I went for President Obama’s second inauguration so 1) I was not in charge of the itinerary and 2) the museum was likely closed due to the event. I would love to go to D.C. for fun sometime during a non-inauguration time (literally D.C. was so crazy that day, I wouldn’t want to be there for another inauguration unless it was absolutely necessary!). I would absolutely love to visit a ton of Smithsonian museums but the Air and Space one would be my top priority.
So those are some museums that I’d love to see! Mostly US based but I managed to get some international ones in there! Of course, there are a ton more that didn’t make it onto this list, so leave me a comment if your favorite didn’t make it in this list. I’d love more ideas!
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