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American Museum of Natural History

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Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
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+1 212-769-5100
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10:00 - 17:45
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:45
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this...

Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this museum, dedicated to understanding the past, into the 21st century.

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Very Educative

I liked, found it very educative and suitable for all ages, specially children. Be prepared to walk a lot.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best part of this museum was the dinosaurs but if your going here to see the artifacts which were in the movie night at the museum you will be very disappointed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the museum off a city tour bus and didn't get to see much. The queues took some dealing with but it was still a nice break from the concrete jungle and the location just outside Central Park is wonderful. The exhibits and narrations are excellent and its also exhilarating to see the whole world visiting the museum.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I liked, found it very educative and suitable for all ages, specially children. Be prepared to walk a lot.

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West Reading
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing museum but really cannot be done with one visit if you truly want to take in everything it has to offer. Super easy subway access too.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The animals and natural environments are recreated in a very high quality manner. Kids will love it.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing museum and one could spend an entire day here..it is best to go on line and check on special exhibits.. The day we went, they had butterflies which will last another month or two... You pay extra for special exhibits so you need to plan your time there.... Tickets on line would get you in faster... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to see here, a few hours didn't cut it. We definitely need to go back! My kiddo LOVED all the dinosaurs. Declared it the best day of his life.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Honestly, I was pretty disappointed. The only section that I really enjoyed was the dinosaurs. Loads of information and fossils to look at. But the rest just seemed dark and dingy. I didn't pay for any of the extra bits, and they ask for a 'donation' towards your entry. They suggest that you should pay $22 per person to have... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

worth going - but quite dated and a bit stuffy in side lots to see in here tho take a drink with you

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this museum on the first day of our visit to NYC. The museum is very big and there is a lot to see. I was mainly interested in seeing the dinosaurs which was on the top floor if I remember correctly. The animal displays were absolutely beautiful and definitely worth seeing. I was very tired on the day... More 

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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, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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