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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 today

We had approximalely 10 people in our party, with 2 of them age 3 & 5. There was a lot to see. The 2 children were just too young to appreciate all there was to see and experience. It would easily take hours to tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Larry H
Reviewed today via mobile

We have visited the first Natural History museum. The one is in Romania . But this one is the biggest and a lot of species of animal . Dinosaurs. Is perfect and good for childrens to learn more about the natural art history

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thorsteinw2018
Reviewed today

If you're visiting NYC, don't miss the Museum of Natural History, not just a museum for kids. Each floor dazzles you with something different that will excite your science and history interest. Great little cafe if you get hungry and you can park underground as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YayeMama
Reviewed today via mobile

So needless to say this place hasn’t had updates in years. Signs are outdated and peeling. Lots of reading so think kids would get bored quickly. Saw the things that we remembered from Night at the Museum which was fun. Visit is max of two...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 189jenniferf
Reviewed today

Lots of interesting areas great for kids. The science and space areas very good. To be honest think we do museums better in the UK!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J4701YCsusanm
Reviewed yesterday

We sat on the front steps until the museum opened. Get there when it opens before it gets crowded. The dinosaurs are truly amazing. If you are a fan of the movie Night at the Museum then this the place for you. You will have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trainbook
Reviewed yesterday

we found out lots of people queue and my daughter tried pay online but very slow and no good. we gave up and never mind.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked around the edge of Central Park to find this museum. Love the tree shaped dinos at the door. Shocked at the price - in the UK museums are free so having to pay $34 each came as rather a surprise. This is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrsCWR
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is one of the grand old attractions of New York City. Some parts, such as the Theodore Roosevelt Foyer, have preserved their old-time look and feel, to good effect. The well-known dinosaurs are still there, and still most impressive even if you've seen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DougSXYZ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very good museum for adults and children alike and was a location for another iconic NYC movie. We visited today and opted for a what you want to pay ticket where you pay the amount you need for entry. The queues picked up 15mins...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Roibeard O
December 5, 2018|
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Response from Nikki0423 | Reviewed this property |
They make it very difficult. We didn’t purchase the exhibitions online with our ticket and they sent me to 2 different ticket desks on different floors to buy them, then one desk wouldn’t sell them to me because I wasn’t a... More
November 3, 2018|
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Response from Patti2 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, please call the museum.
Raymond W
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.