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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
Phone Number: +1 212-769-5100
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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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we go everytime we are in NY. the kids love it more and more each time we go. My favorite floor is the dinosaur floor.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we go everytime we are in NY. the kids love it more and more each time we go. My favorite floor is the dinosaur floor.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Museum is dedicated to the Mankind and all Earth dwellers. This is so huge and well maintained that the entry fee that we give is minuscule. Perhaps this is one full day activity and so be prepared to spend more time in going thru all things displayed in detail. I recommend this place to all visitors.

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with the family and as a Citi employee showing a new access badge got free entry. Nice place but very little interactive items compared to most other international natural history museums. A nice building however. Give it a try...

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The layout and support staff are excellent. The displays range from spectacular to good. Of course it is wheelchair accessible. Every trip to Manhattan is subject to a "bad weather day" so use that day to advance your mind!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Please give yourself a whole day in this museum it really does take that long. I was a little dissapointed that certain areas of the museum cost extra money on top of admission fee but that seems to be the case everywhere in new York

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here thinking there would be more 'hands on' things to do. Plenty to look at (once you find your way around- there's hardly any directions). The rooms are all abit samey. In my eyes not suitable for children as there is very little to do other than walk around and read. My main interest was the animal sections... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the day and visit! We took our 2 young sons and they loved it (for the first 4 hours). My wife and I would have stayed as long as we could. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the entrance hall! The building isn't quite as stunning as London (maybe we are biased, we live two mins away), but we thought the selection of exhibits, especially The Arctic and Crocodiles was fabulous. Lack of organisation / confusing layout is the reason we didn't give five stars... Maybe we Brits are too used to sign posts! Completely agree... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a little confusing figuring were to go and start but there was a very nice lady in the main hall who gave us directions, Thank you! Plan at least 3 hours or prioritize what you want to see. And be prepared to walk a long distance, so wear comfortable shoes.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to say this was a big disappointment. For starters, as a family attraction, we could not locate infant changing tables in the rest rooms. On top of that the rest rooms were dingy and disgusting. The security staff was very rude and unfriendly. Finally all of the exhibits looked like they were made in the 80's and need... More 

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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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