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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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Traditional and modern displays of Natural History

I spent my time on the 4th floor in the dinosaur section. Amazing exhibition as well as information on the collecting of the fossils. Huge exhibition space showing the stunning... read more

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I spent my time on the 4th floor in the dinosaur section. Amazing exhibition as well as information on the collecting of the fossils. Huge exhibition space showing the stunning size of these creatures and their variety and evolution. Very interesting.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

American Museum of Natural History is one of the best museums in the city for kids. There is so much to see. Watching the Night at the Museum movies in advance of the visit adds to the fun.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to visit the museum as a way to keep the kids entertained on a rainy day during our January visit to NYC. It was crazy busy - even with a CityPass we had to wait in line to get an actual admission ticket. Wait in line was at least 45 minutes and there were only 2 ticket windows... More 

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Ashburn, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really wanted to love this place, but it's truly not all that amazing. My only sources of information regarding this museum were the "Night at the Museum" movie, the TV show "Friends" and knowing Neil deGrasse Tyson is on staff (hubby and I watch a lot of space shows on TV). I guess my main source of irritation is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a place that has something for everyone! The dinosaur exhibition is impressive. The museum is really big and with three hours I still had a lot left to see. There is a food court in the museum that serves OK food. It could have been better. We also went to one of the extra exhibitions and saw an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We headed here using our explorer pass one rainy afternoon. It was incredibly busy, which we expected. Great to visit just it's pretty easy to get slightly lost! Would be fantastic for the kids, they would really enjoy it. Great location, so you can explore Central Park after!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm from Denver and Denver's Museum of Nature and Science is unbeatable: it's modern, light, easy to get around, and varied. The American Museum of Natural History is not all of these, but it's worthy of a visit if you have any interest in nature and science. Many of its rooms and displays are oddly dark, and the museum has... More 

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We payed $96 to see everything not worth it most of plastic items 4d space screen like cinema we were in and out less than hour

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here using a C3 pass. You could choose one featured film and we chose "Dark Universe" which was pretty fascinating. Firstly I will say: the layout/floors of the museum are terrible. We tried following the map and got lost constantly and ended up on different levels compared to what we were trying to maneuver from the map. That... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit early in the morning as you can easily dedicate a whole day without rushing. We went one day in the afternoon and it was too busy - decided to walk in snow instead. Way better in the morning. Great food options. Nice space and good room to move.

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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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