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

It's a great place for kids - there are hundreds of them, very loud all the time, clearly enjoying it. Less ideal for an adult with no kids. The other problem is that the films are also aimed at a kid level. Not a complaint,...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Queues at the museum get crazy!! I would only visit if you can arrive within an hour of the doors opening (10am). We found that one of the security guards outside was extremely rude to many members of the public who asked him questions, every...More

Thank Grahamlaw85
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A museum of gigantic proportions.Take the Blue AC line to 81st St, Museum of Natural History.The admission fee is quite an interesting concept because it is what you are happy to pay.I paid the full price of $33.I was there for about 5 hrs and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took my 2 tween kids to the museum, we only visited the top 2 floors since we many wanted to see the dinosaurs and animals. We loved every second of it. This museum could easily spend 4-5 hours just walking through and reading some of...More

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This museum wasn't what we were expecting at all. If you're interested in dinosaurs and stuffed animals then you'll probably love it! My husband and I got bored extremely quickly and wished we'd just stayed in the entrance lobby where the huge dinosaurs were, as...More

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love visiting this museum and looking at the Natural History artefacts, including the dinosaurs, Easter Island Moai. Always visit on a rainy day in New York. Great way to spend a day when its raining. Great and interesting exhibits.

Thank A.MACCA
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in while walking Central Park. The dinasour fossils were amazing to see. Great for families!

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is HUGE. I did not realize how large it was until we got there and looked at the map. Its very interesting with a lot of things to see. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes because you will be doing A LOT of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a pretty busy day. We decided to stand in the pay what you want line, which took nearly an hour, but we got in for $5 per person, so that's the trade off. There's something for everyone here, regardless which branch of...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully displayed examples of the evolution of the inhabitants of planet earth. Why did I wait almost 50 years for a return visit? The renovated galleries are wonderful. A plus is the access to the planetarium.

Thank Sharon F 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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Johanna N
22 April 2018|
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Response from SueLyle | Reviewed this property |
About 15 mins on the day we went. But it was a weekday.
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Pari C
8 April 2018|
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Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
It’s just across the street - two minute walk.
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Rick M
6 April 2018|
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Response from DJC09 | Reviewed this property |
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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