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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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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
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79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Damn i really enjoy this place. One of the best museums i visited. The entrance tickets its a donation(if you wait at the line) or you can pay some 24 dolars to go directly. If you are a person of interest for special presentations( i.e....More

Thank jean_pieers
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Reviewed yesterday

Founded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History is a New York City museum focused on the study of organisms (animals, fungi, and plants) in their environment. It consists of 28 interconnected buildings (190,000 square metres) housing 45 permanent exhibit halls. In total, the...More

Thank burr6013
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Living in NYC I usually don’t do many “touristy” activities. I did enjoy walking around the museum as I love learning more about marine life. It was busy but that’s to be expected- go on a sunny beautiful day because it’s usually not as crowded.

Thank TaylorMarie M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was really unimpressed with the staff at this museum, they were downright rude and unpleasant. They couldn't answer questions about the exhibits, acted as if visitors were an inconvenience and were actually quite aggressive. We got in using a citypass but if we had...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Four of us went here on our last day before we flew back to the uk which was great as it was raining. The exhibits here are of a very high quality and there is just so much to see on the four floors. It...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible dinosaurs 🦕 don't miss the planetarium and butterfly 🦋 Is closure. Cafe is not good. It so much to see.kkds will enjoy the senses exhibition

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not super impressed with this museum. Very poorly laid out and hard to find your way around. Lots of exhibits but by the time I got to the fourth floor I was getting pretty bored. Might be a fun place for little kids if they...More

Thank heatherleight
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited today and I’m not sure what to make of the Natural History museum. About three floors of the place is dead stuffed animals. It made me question whether these animals were either purposely killed for trophies or to be stuck in a glass...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really great museum that is nearly too big to see everything in one single day. We visited also the special exhibition about senses what I really can recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

what a great experience. so many things to see, and so many things to learn. need a whole day to see almost everything

Thank Christos C
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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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Pari C
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It’s just across the street - two minute walk.
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Yes, free WiFi and the museum works on a pay as you feel basis. We paid the recommended price per person but I like the idea that you can pay as you can afford. Fantastic day out.
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