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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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USD 139.00*
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • 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

I always come here when in NY and it's always a different experience. My kids loved it! The expositions are well signalized and it is not an expensive museum to visit.

Thank marianagdeoliveira
Reviewed yesterday

Took my 7 year old son and if it weren't for a couple of the movies, we wouldn't have stayed there more than 30 minutes. This place is so old and outdated that it's just not interesting in the slightest. Exhibits must be 50 years...More

Thank michaelsjones
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We biked our way to the museum which was an awesome experience. The museum is amazing and so big you really do need a whole day here to see everything. One thing to take into consideration is the general admission ticket doesn't include the temporary...More

Thank CourtneyJKerr
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a few hours walking round the museum, lots to see and do. I really enjoyed the exhibition we went round which was Mummies. The lady that was speaking about the mummies was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Perfect attraction for all ages and family...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Spent over three hours in the Museum and didn't get around it all. Probably should do it over two days to get it all in. Great value for money and a great to place to on a rainy day in New York

Thank JonAngie
Reviewed yesterday

Wife and myself just got back from a trip of a lifetime to New York City. We had pre-bought New York "City Passes" so we elected to exchange our voucher for the Ticket Passes at the American Museum of Natural History. Just happened that the...More

Thank avie8tor
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two of our party of four are not museum people, but both were pleasantly surprised and said they would return and recommend it. The floor of ocean life and the animals (both from North America and the world) are incredible! Allow several hours to see...More

Thank annarc6
Reviewed yesterday

Such a big museum and so much to see in it but way too cold. I had no energy to walk though it all but definitely a lot of things to see and read

Thank joannaw772
Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't realize how huge the museum was. You could easily spend an entire day here. We were there for 4 hours and didn't see everything. Dinosaur hall was incredible.

Thank SKWorldTravelers
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great deal has been written about the American Museum of Natural History, so I'll just add a few tips: (1) Give yourself 3-4 hours. We literally "window browsed" a significant amount of displays (without stopping), and three hours was not enough time! There is...More

Thank fergusontribe
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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1 September 2017|
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Response from TravelDeer | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, it is always pay as you wish except for special exhibitions. All the main halls including the dinosaurs are pay as much as you want (the prices listed are suggested).
Anja S
31 August 2017|
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Response from Cynderella43 | Reviewed this property |
The price you pay and are charged by the museum are "the donation." The whole building is amazing and great for almost any age.
Chris M
21 August 2017|
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Response from Oblio10 | Reviewed this property |
I would walk straight across. A pleasant and beautiful walk. Uber or Taxi would be a waste of money unless it's winter time but even then it might be worth it. So unless you or someone in your party has a mobility issue then... More