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American Museum of Natural History

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79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-769-5100
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Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this museum, dedicated to understanding the past, into the 21st century.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a huge museum with pay-as-per-your-wish. Not everyone's cup of tea. Do not miss it if you're traveling with kids.

Thank Saurabh G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful place to learn some more about history and different cultures of the word. we did the outter space observatory too, was super nice.

1  Thank MS1112
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting this museum is a great opportunity of seeing different things.Its huge so be rested and patient in order to visit all the sections.When you enter the building probably you will find a huge queue for the tickets cause,as we were told,there is no specific...More

1  Thank Nicolas N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really like this museum because there’s a lot of cool stuff to see like fossils, ocean animals, and tropical butterflies, but if you’re an adult without kids then I would recommend going on a day when kids are in school. I went on President’s...More

1  Thank Steffen G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Museum via Subway, couldn't believe it has its own station. as expected museum was really crowded, american school holiday time. quite confusing finding our way around, we were quite disappointed that some of the more famous exhibits were absent (T'Rex etc) buildings and exhibits...More

1  Thank neilforshaw9
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The kids never tire of seeing the dinosaurs, the animal exhibits, the planetarium, the huge whale! No matter how many times we go we discover something we never noticed before. Of course anything that had a prominent role in Night at the Museum is harder...More

2  Thank brooklynmamma
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went here for the dinosaurs, and it didn't disappoint. One of the best selections in the world. However, there is a lot more to it than this. Blue whale/ocean stuff is great, and the space exploration component was really cool architecturally. Great for adults...More

1  Thank RamblingEconomist
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the museum, but found navigating around inside very confusing. Was so glad I had uploaded their Explorer Ap which used GPS to help us find exhibits. Sadly, exhibits that were closed for one reason or another were not marked on it, so we walked...More

1  Thank paharlen
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This ia an absolute must for a trip to New York. The museum is massive and sadly we didnt allow enough time to visit all of it. The Dinosaur floor is amazing with such detailed exhibits. My favourite was the space and planets section with...More

1  Thank Mearcats
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here on Sunday the 19th Of February. We got off the subway to realise the entrance was right there... we walked through the doors with the crowd only to be greeted by a female who worked at the museum to shout in my...More

Thank LemonCGeneral
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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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451annmarie
22 February 2018|
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Response from craae | Reviewed this property |
Good to know 👍🏻. I was actually not aware. We have bought a New York Pass so in that sense all museum visits were kind of free but that expenditure I guess we could have omitted
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Lorie B
9 February 2018|
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Response from Yabbers70 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not to sure we stayed in the Hilton Garden Inn on 8th Avenue. Museum was about 20min walk.
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29 January 2018|
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Response from Karoline S | Reviewed this property |
Even though I know it says you can pay whatever you like to enter, for some reason we did not feel comfortable to discuss this when arriving at the counter. They simply told us the price, including the extra price for the... More
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