Monday, May 26th

Escape self-styled purgatory of takeout tacos and Arrested Development DVDs by heading to the American Museum of Natural History’s much-ballyhooed exhibit on “The Horse”—i.e., that great beast who helped wage wars and build civilizations and now pulls fat German tourists around Central Park all day, all summer, in the baking heat, as the passengers yell, “Schnelles, pony, schnelles!”

[“The Horse,” American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street]

Monday, May 26th