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American Museum of Natural History

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
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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79th Street, Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed yesterday

Dinosaurs, rocks, minerals, planetarium, and natural setting exhibits. this museum has it all in one place. You can easily spend more than one day here which we recommend.

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic Museum .... but with 45 rooms plus special exhibitions, it's a lot to see and take in, so worth checking options online to ensure you make the best use of your time .... you could be there for weeks and still only be scratching...More

Thank DTH22
Reviewed yesterday

When you walk into the lobby there are the dinosaurs just like all the films you have seen. The Museum is an amazing place with classic and modern attractions throughout. We watched a space film which was amazing worth a visit

Thank Bettyboo999
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a vast maze of exhibits, exhibitions and information. I recommend at least half a day, there's just so much to see and do. My only criticism would be that it's generally quite poorly signed when inside the museum. You know the general direction of...More

Thank Dionne D
Reviewed 2 days ago

it you like history this is one of the main places to go in nyc. i love it and would go again . a must

Thank Teresa N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a rainy Tuesday. There were quite long queues (arrived around 1030am), but moved pretty quickly. However there was them a further queue inside to buy tickets. Once inside, the museum was excellent. Bought the "all" ticket which allowed entry to exhibitions on...More

Thank Jasper230
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum today and we really enjoyed our visit. I would advise paying extra for the add on exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the space related exhibit and both found it fascinating. It takes a long time to fully see the museum as there...More

Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I cannot believe i have not visited before. I was blown away with just how much there is to see. Please make sure you have 4 hours at least to spare and lots of camera space. Not just for children. Fantastic place to visit

Thank lkirky
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an essentially private tour Friday morning with one of the free museum tours. Our guide was incredibly interesting and knowledgeable, and offered a great overview of the museum and insights to the history of the museum and some of the exhibits. Understanding the...More

Thank K170TZjohnl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really great museum with some lovely displays. We came in the last hour of the day and were let in for free, worth trying if you don't want to stay for too long, although you may want to on your first visit at least....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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Jessica K
September 24, 2018|
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Response from Maryellen S | Reviewed this property |
If the weather is bad there will likely be a queue. You can book tickets online on your phone in advance or use the machines at the museum to purchase them which had no queue when we were there. I don’t think it’s necessary... More
Lilly N
September 13, 2018|
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Response from haiphan2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, and you could buy it from Auto booth at the entrance (much quicker than City Pass with the long queue)
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Mgt29 | Reviewed this property |
Donation is asked for but what they think is reasonable is on display up to the individual but I would also recommend giving the suggested donation