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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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American Museum of Natural History Tour with Private Guide
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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
79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed today

Plan to spend at least 6 hours on a visit and if possible go early enough to cross Central Park to 'The Met' however watch the time as both close about 17.30 during weekdays, MET later Friday and Saturday. The exhibits are fantastic however the...More

Thank Andy A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve wanted to see this museum for a long time. Always seems to have a crowd at the front but once you get in the place is huge. The 3d film about migrating birds was ok but not incredible. Have to admit, the place seems...More

Thank ITravelAlot8
Reviewed yesterday

Use the subway and get off at the museum's station and be prepared to spend several hours in this huge building with magnifcent exhibits. Astronomy is also present here !! Not just natural history which is the core of the exhibits

Thank Christian S
Reviewed yesterday

I haven't been here since I was about 6 years old, when my parents took me, but I remembered it. I'm sure that's how all children experience this museum. There is so much to see and explore. It's a chance to see what animals, and...More

Thank Vacationer2Maine
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is just full of wonderful permanent exhibits and has fantastic short-term shows as well. There are also lectures and movies on an Imax screen. It's really worth while to spend a number of hours here, whether you're a grown up or a child....More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ordered tickets online +1 for the mummy tour and saved time standing on line. Recommend going early otherwise after lunch it starts to get very crowded. We would have liked the mummy tour to have included a tour guide but it was interesting nevertheless....More

Thank purpleij
Reviewed yesterday

Jumped off the big bus tours to have a look around. Got lost as so big, did not get to see the mummies as they wanted to charge another $10 each. But we looked around most and enjoyed it.

Thank beverley2252017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I️ absolutely loved the Museum! I️ could have easily stayed all day. The mummies exhibit was put together so well. And the fossils collection was huge. This is a must do if your in NYC. I’d set aside at least 3-4 hours to see everything.

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even if you are not used to go to museums when you travel, I do recommend the American Musem of Natural History. It'll be a great time and an unforgetable experience. Don't miss this opportunity, go ahead !

Thank Wagner G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this to see the Hope Diamond...the whole display of gems was just great. Really enjoyed seeing the dinosaur bones as well. Loved it!

Thank Helen M
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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21 November 2017|
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Response from avie8tor | Reviewed this property |
You can take your backpack but, they will search it when you arrive to buy your tickets or use your City Pass. Also, we recommend you get City Passes as you'll save a bunch if you plan on seeing all the major sites in the... More
19 November 2017|
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Response from Liz O | Reviewed this property |
The website will be the most up to date source of information on current exhibitions.
5 November 2017|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Not very.