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American Museum of Natural History

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
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American Museum of Natural History
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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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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 yesterday

Even though i shared my experience with many school children, it was worthwhile experience, choose your installations or just see the permanent exhibitions. International visitors need to line up and see a customer service person so don't waste your time going to the self serve...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It was tooo hot so left Central Park and decided to spend the afternoon here. It was so cool and lots to see and to learn.

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Reviewed yesterday

The American Museum of Natural History is truly a not to miss place. It was a last minute decision to visit which turned out to be a great idea. The museum has a little for everyone. Of course, there are some iconic, not-to-miss things...but, you...More

Thank Frostoria
Reviewed yesterday

Well laid out and excellent exhibits. Walking tours are available or you can go on your own. We spent most of the day here,

Thank Reesa D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a lot of time in the museum. The exibits were wonderful. paid extra to see the butterfly conservatory and it was worth every penny.

Thank susan c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Several exhibits were closed for refurbishment, including the big dinos, but we still had an amazing time at this enormous museum. Some exhibits had peeling wallpaper and missing floor tiles, but the exhibits themselves are astonishing and beautiful. Some are clever and funny. We loved...More

1  Thank VeekeeRox
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I got lost apart at one point because we were so caught up in the exhibits. This place is truly one of the greatest visits in the city.

1  Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perhaps I was prejudging and expecting something out of the A Night At The Museum - but I must admit we found the museum a little tired and underwhelming and a poor second to some others we saw. The dinosaur exhibition was good though.

1  Thank normanp311
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a New Yorker the last time I visited was when I was 8 years old. So my wife and I decided to see what exciting things they changed. We were not disappointed. The place is huge so accommodate some time to visit the exhibits....More

Thank FRED R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a good afternoon there. Everything is expensive in nyc but this is good value. I was expecting the usual dinosaurs and stuffed animals but they had some superb sections on space, climate change and especially early human evolution including some very old skeletons. There...More

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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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November 3, 2018|
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Response from Patti2 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, please call the museum.
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October 14, 2018|
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Response from jciop | Reviewed this property |
Almost every place accepts tickets on a phone. Should not be a problem.
September 29, 2018|
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Response from travelerdmd | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I would suggest contacting the museum directly to choose the times that suit you best and the exhibits you want to see. The two programs you mentioned take about half an hour apiece, but online pre-ticketing is best... More