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American Museum of Natural History: Tours & Tickets

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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
79th Street, Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed today

This museum is huge. There is lot to be seen and absorbed here. Our children are 7 so did not enjoy much as there is lot to read in the museum. It is more suited for a little more grown up kids. The tickets are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were just walking past after visiting Central Park and decided to see if we could just view the main hall to be told the last 30 mins of the day was free entry. Yay, the quickest run around ensued to capture the sights as...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This vast museum close to central park is situated in a beautiful, castle-like building. Inside, one will find spacious halls filled with dioramas with stuffed animals from around the world, a large selection of artifacts, clothing, masks etc representing cultures of the people of Africa,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very glad I knew about the "choose your price" option before I arrived. If you use the kiosk or purchase tickets online you will be charged the "suggested price" of $23 per adult. But if you wait in line you can choose your own price...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shaw8bro
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was waiting specifically to visit this museum and it didn´t disappoint me. It is huge and has something for everyone. Be ready to take time as it´s not just walked fast through. Also a great location next to Central Park.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TeriHa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed spending time seeing all the exhibits, a day for young or old could be spent visiting the museum.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NewYorkSept19
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Many interesting and informative displays and a treasure trove for kids and adults alike. The C metro train has a direct entrance at 81st street.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KiminGranCouva
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My second time to visit. First time was with my 8th grade science class from Seaford Long Island in 1963. This time as a retired school teacher from Florida. This museum is filled with amazing artifacts, fossils, dinosaur bones, and has IMAX movies and special...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

45 halls of ehhibits, losing a star as it can be quite tricky to navigate, even with the map. Also some of the exhibits were poorly lit.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great museum for nature geeks! The highlight of our trip was to see the dinosaurs, and in this museum there are a lot of them. We ended up spending 4 hours in the different floors, but one could spend a whole day in AMNH. The...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Response from mjcor | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Saturday afternoon and it was pretty busy. I would expect that a public holiday will be worse. If you are OK with crowds and perhaps miss some of the more detailed displays, make the effort. It is worth it.
September 27, 2019|
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Response from Dmarkwind | Reviewed this property |
Guess I thought the "pay what you want" option was only for New York residents (or maybe that was the case at The Met). Anyway, we had decided we would visit enough NYC attractions to make the CityPass worthwhile, so we only... More
September 12, 2019|
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Response from Rossana G | Reviewed this property |
The T Rex video is not included in the basic ticket. To see the upper floor with all the dinosaurs you need about 30 minutes
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