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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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Interesting museum

This was a very interesting museum with several options of ticket types allowing you to spend as little or as much time as you want. We chose the sky option and it was a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very interesting museum with several options of ticket types allowing you to spend as little or as much time as you want. We chose the sky option and it was a great experience. The other must see exhibition is the dinosaurs which covers a large area and seemed very popular. We would recommend that you aim to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can spend hours in this museum and wonder where the time has gone. Get tickets online ahead of time to save time entering the museum and also to check out the special exhibits and shows. My 15 year old daughter loves this museum and has been there 5x....... it is always on her list when we visit from Los... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed just local to the museum so would have been criminal to not visit. It's full of an array of periods and times to attract a vast audience each day as it indeed does. Spent a few hours here on a rainy day - loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff is helpful and friendly. The museum is clean and reasonably priced. We enjoyed all of the exhibits, which provided detail on the history of its origination.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a very good museum when I visited in October last year. Its exhibitions were very informative about North American and Pacific culture. However when I left a show in the space section which me and my family wanted to get something to eat it was very unclear and confusing as to where to go from the show. We... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It would be very easy to lose time in here. The place is massive and we'll laid out with an easy to follow guide through the different exhibitions. We didn't really have enough time to spend here but the entry fee is voluntary so you can go back time and time again! The part I really enjoyed was the jurassic... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In a world of Google, where knowledge is just a a digital picture away it is refreshing to spend the day seeing amazing displays of animals and native civilizations in beautifully crafted exhibits! The dinosaur area is particularly incredible and the butterfly exhibit simply breathtaking.

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Garland, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love science museums. Love them. I was very excited to get the opportunity to visit the American Museum of Natural History. What a building. What a location. However, the exhibits are disappointing. It's as if you're reading an outdated encyclopedia. We're very lucky to have the Perot Museum in Dallas, which blows the AMNH away. The AMNH is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

so much we couldn't finish it all in one day but we really enjoyed the dinosaur and pre historic exhibits on the 4th floor. Being from PA, we enjoyed all the local animal and habitat exhibits - so much culture and something to learn at each corner. We were in the musuem for about 3 hours and had to skip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with school mates. Huge museum, fun is garanteed. If you are fond of animals plants or geography don't hesitate and go! :)

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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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