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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like museums, you will enjoy the Museum of Natural History!. Don't be deterred by the long line at the front door. It moves very quickly. You can visit a kiosk at the front door and pay for tickets. Or you can wait in...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is very informative museum. Plan at least a full day. Lots of educational material and fun stuff to learn. Good for the whole family.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was impressed by the size of the museum, but puzzled by the layout. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to each wing. Instead of being shaped like a square or rectangle, the building seemed to have random wings that jut out but...More

Thank rcw923
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Reviewed yesterday

I know I'm old fashioned but I loved the dioramas of the the animals and their habitats. The work and skill and, yes, artistry involved is amazing. I bought the book so I can continue to enjoy them at home.

Thank 97ozhappy
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Reviewed yesterday

Over the last few years I've visited this museum a 3 times. You cannot cover the whole museum. Each time you find more. It's astonishing how large and breathtaking it is.

Thank mark g
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful Museum. Cannot do in one day. Plan on at least 2days to fully appreciate all that is included.

Thank Kenneth D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First of all, we bought tickets in advance online so as to avoid the long lines to get in, only to find out that you have to EXCHANGE the printed ticket for a regular ticket so we had to stand in line anyway. This was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Coming from Washington, DC where a museum of "like kind" is free to the public, It "smarts" to go to NYC and have to pay so much more for entrance fees. It was great, however.

Thank Julia C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

you can spend a whole day walking around this place, it’s interesting but i wouldn’t spend too much time in it as it can consume your day,

Thank 13Astroboy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a huge museum with pay-as-per-your-wish. Not everyone's cup of tea. Do not miss it if you're traveling with kids.

Thank Saurabh G
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downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
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American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
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451annmarie
22 February 2018|
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Response from craae | Reviewed this property |
Good to know 👍🏻. I was actually not aware. We have bought a New York Pass so in that sense all museum visits were kind of free but that expenditure I guess we could have omitted
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Lorie B
10 February 2018|
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I’m not to sure we stayed in the Hilton Garden Inn on 8th Avenue. Museum was about 20min walk.
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30 January 2018|
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Response from Karoline S | Reviewed this property |
Even though I know it says you can pay whatever you like to enter, for some reason we did not feel comfortable to discuss this when arriving at the counter. They simply told us the price, including the extra price for the... More
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