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American Museum of Natural History

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Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
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+1 212-769-5100
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10:00 - 17:45
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:45
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this...

Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this museum, dedicated to understanding the past, into the 21st century.

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USD 139.00*
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We decided to spend Sunday morning strolling through the Museum-it was the first Sunday of a holiday week end and school vacation week- so it was crowded but the museum is large... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Marge F
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very busy museum. Would not recommend paying the suggested price. Instead make a donation that you think acceptable. Dinosaurs are good but other than that it is basically lots of stuffed animals! Did not go to the space area but a friend did and they really enjoyed the film they saw. If you go expecting Night at the Museum you... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to spend Sunday morning strolling through the Museum-it was the first Sunday of a holiday week end and school vacation week- so it was crowded but the museum is large enough to spread things out. We had never been to this museum and loved it! My husband could have spent longer but it was beautiful out side so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit this as a request from our oldest daughter. It's a nice Museum, but if you think it looks anything like the Movies Night in a Museum you will be disappointed. Only reason why we went is because our daughter likes the movies. It's a great place to see and learn about history. Would eat in the cafeteria as it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Blue Whale, Tyrannosaurus Rex, the the Giant Squid fighting for its life against the Sperm Whale, the Native American totem poles and huge canoes....unforgettable images that are unwittingly seared in your brain the very first time you see them as a kid. As a NYer born in '76, your first time visit was usually due to a school trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is so much to see at this museum that you need to plan for some time to enjoy it. Combine with a walk through Central Park. Easy to get to on the A and C lines of the subway.

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Thank NomadicOnes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was impressed with this museum. With the amount of animals well converged, with the dinosaur skeletons with the variety of specimens. I spent a lot of time in this museum and I understand that it is worth visiting when you go to the city.

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Thank Rodrigo F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an old historic building, and if there was nothing in it, it would still be worth the trip. But what's in it is amazing. Don't miss the wonderful ocean down below or the amazing dinosaurs up above. It will delight and amaze.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A classic example of an age of exploration. Busy on the weekends and holidays; well worth the wait. 4 floors of amazing exhibits and the Planetarium is mind blowing. Great for kids; couples; or a solo trip just to enjoy the scenery.

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Kastellorizo, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think this is one of the biggest museum in the world. We spend there 3 hours and it was not enough. If you beside to visit that amazing museum, don,t plan anything else for the rest of the day.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

8 year old's interest not held with the exhibits. Quality is there, but very static and not interactive. Omly so many views of dtuffed ankmals that he could take....Good value for price of tickets though.

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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, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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