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American Museum of Natural History

#31 of 1,101 things to do in New York City Features Animals
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%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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

One of the highlights of our family vacation to NYC. We spent the better part of a day roaming through the may exhibits. Of course, the dinosaurs stand out above all the rest. If you have a child that loves dinosaurs, this is the place...More

Thank baileespoppa
Reviewed yesterday

Very nice museum with a lot of different sections. Besides having fun with the dinosaurs and the animal scenes, we really enjoyed the Anthropology related displays. Notes: Make sure you have at least 2 hours to see this museum. 3 hours would be ideal. Try...More

Thank Romina S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great museum Loved the dinosaur fossils. Make sure you do the planetarium it's informative in such a trippy IMAX kind of way.

Thank yellowboxfish10
Reviewed yesterday

Did the Hayden Planetarium show, educational, but not really any different than documentaries about space and dark matter I've seen on PBS. Our 12 year old thought it was boring, and I can't disagree. Also went to the special Mummies exhibit, but it wasn't close...More

Thank lynda n
Reviewed yesterday

This museum is massive, so many rooms, so many traveling exhibits. Focus on what interests you or you will never get through it. Made for a fascinating day out

Thank MichelleandAlan
Reviewed yesterday

When we walked in and saw the crazy lines we almost left but I asked a security officer how we could skip the lines and she said buy tickets online. I stood there, bought tickets, and in we went. The museum is amazing and there...More

Thank LaShelleCargil
Reviewed yesterday

I'm pretty sure you won't see Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson in miniature form. The dinosaur bones won't come to life either. However, there's plenty of stuff on these 4 floors to keep you busy for hours and hours.

Thank Nashville_brent_65
Reviewed yesterday

With or without kids, this is a must visit. Have been to many Natural History museums around the world but this one tops them all. The building is wonderful, the exhibits outstanding, and very well curated. Don't miss the planetarium!

Thank PukkaWorld
Reviewed yesterday

The went there at openings time but we did not manage to see all. Very entertaining for kids. Be aware of the air condition, it is way too cold inside there.

Thank Hela
Reviewed yesterday

No matter the age, dinosaurs do not loose their magic. There were other exhibits to see, but of course, those were my favorites.

Thank NCsnowgirl
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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20 June 2017|
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Response from Jay F | Reviewed this property |
Cuba and mummies are walk through exhibits.....the universe and whale movies are about twenty to twenty five minutes long
Hi! I have never been to the American Museum of Natural History. I am planning to go at 10am, Friday, June 30th, 2017 and stay as long as necessary. 1. If I was to start on the 1st floor and go up, in what order should I do the shows and at what time should I do each show? (Planning to buy SuperSaver Tickets and see all shows [ Dark Universe Space Show, Cuba, Mummies, Humpback Whales 3-D) - Keep in mind, I would not like to be rushing around trying to get to this show and this show, etc. I would like start at the first floor, thoroughly cover that, watch a show or two on that floor, then move up and so on. (I don't want to be skipping around) 2. If I buy the shows separately, do I still get a discount for paying for all of them (if I bought a general admission ticket?) 3. Tips? Thank you! -Inge C.
20 June 2017|
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Response from Luvtravel | Reviewed this property |
The staff at the information desk & Kiosks will give you more precise & accurate answers regarding shows/ times etc. We started on the 1st floor & worked our way up and that worked quite well to see everything... Enjoy.
17 June 2017|
Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can