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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.
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  • Average11%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:45
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to vários museums around the world, this was the less interesting and more expensive I don't recommend

Thank Carla R
Reviewed yesterday

One of the highlights of coming to New York, The Night at the Museum film venue. Please make at least a minimum of four hours to visit this museum, and probably more. The Dinosaur exhibit is breathtaking also a must see is the Egyptian Mummy...More

Thank PrestonpansEast
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is just awesome. The planetarium was such a brilliant experience, make time, absorb, have fun and learn. A wonderful place!

Thank JoJo036
Reviewed yesterday

Whats unique about this museum is the architecture and the fact that it's one of the most known buildings as it's been featured in countless movies. The Mummies exhibit was good but nothing that you can't find in similar museums. The ticket clerks were so...More

Thank Nalalita
Reviewed yesterday

I love museums...and I love planetariums so I always try and hit a planetarium when I'm in town. Didn't have any time for anything else at this museum so this is strictly about the Planetarium. I found the experience of the planetarium to be less...More

Thank Karl M
Reviewed yesterday

We would highly recommend this activity for adults. The museum is massive and beyond description. We spent 4 hours and did not get to see an entire floor as we were very tired. We would suggest arriving early, wear comfortable footwear, stay hydrated and rest...More

Thank maritimer_11
Reviewed yesterday

Walking around the museum was amazing and the collection are great! If you have some time and no idea what to do, go there and you'll not be disappointed.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is fabulous. The new section on MUmmies which requires additional charges is very interesting and so is the dinosaur section. The Meteorites amazed the kids ad=nd the museum is huge go there and spend atleast half a day!

Thank KomalSolomon
Reviewed 2 days ago

fantastic place. this really does give something for everyone. Again a great place to be able to let your children explore and run about without worrying about roads. Nice break from looking at buildings ! works well when visiting central park !

Thank richard o
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The dinosaurs are huge! I was particularly impressed by T-Rex. This museum is so huge we got lost many times! The mummy exhibit was excellent. They have real mummies. The size of the planetarium was huge but the planetarium show was just ok. I almost...More

Thank Keri K
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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1 September 2017|
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Response from TravelDeer | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, it is always pay as you wish except for special exhibitions. All the main halls including the dinosaurs are pay as much as you want (the prices listed are suggested).
Anja S
30 August 2017|
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Response from Cynderella43 | Reviewed this property |
The price you pay and are charged by the museum are "the donation." The whole building is amazing and great for almost any age.
Chris M
21 August 2017|
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Response from Oblio10 | Reviewed this property |
I would walk straight across. A pleasant and beautiful walk. Uber or Taxi would be a waste of money unless it's winter time but even then it might be worth it. So unless you or someone in your party has a mobility issue then... More