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American Museum of Natural History

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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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79th Street, Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see for kids and adults. Try to see the show in the planitarium. The dinosaurs will fasinate all ages. Current special exhits are often more interactive

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James J
Reviewed yesterday

Loved the dinosaur experience, as did my grandsons. But the butterflies were fascinating and the kids loved that they would fly and land on you! The museum has some very good and interesting exhibits but the signage is very poor. Alot of wasted time trying...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lindacozz50
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn’t get enough time to see everything since the museum is quite big if you take time to see everything, but if you get the citypass it includes a viewing of your choice (I saw a film about space - black matter - narrated...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 389remys
Reviewed yesterday

We were totally blown away by the dinosaurs in this museum. Lots of docents doing hands on tutorials, for kids of ALL ages.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ldye2018
Reviewed yesterday

This place has long line ups. Always spare about 2 hours just for this. However the experience is worth.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank explorerajat
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So nice heart throbbing. I wish go their again and again. Want to visit soon with family love this place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deepak M
Reviewed yesterday

This is an incredible place to visit. We explored all 4 floors of the museum, although it took us 5 hours to do it! It was an awesome experience. It is a lot of fun going around and finding all of the "characters" from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is your standard natural history museum. It was great getting to see the iconic American Museum of Natural History but it wasn't the best natural history museum I've ever been too. The newer exhibits were very modern and attractive but the majority of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CNPScruggs
Reviewed 2 days ago

all around great spot. I loved going here as a kid and will always love visiting the Natural History Museum

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robertsudakow
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much to see. You can spend hours exploring this world famous museum. Tip. Admission is voluntary. Take the family, all will love it and offer a donation. The exhibitions are amazing and will be remembered for a lifetime.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elaine H
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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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Yu J
March 19, 2019|
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Response from localgal920 | Reviewed this property |
It'll depend on lots of things, including whether the weather compels an indoor activity. Work an hour's wait into your schedule and consider yourself lucky if you don't need it. Talk to strangers and enjoy the journey.
March 11, 2019|
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Response from MaximumVelocity | Reviewed this property |
We saw the Unseen Oceans. It was a lovely exhibit with no lines. It was an attraction and not a movie so the flow of people was constant. It was well organized and we arrived at the right time. The attraction itself was... More
February 4, 2019|
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Response from gr_goirej353 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 30 to 60 minutes depending on the weather, the hour, temporary exhibitions.... It could raise much longer
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