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American Museum of Natural History

#31 of 1,099 things to do in New York City Features Animals
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.
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  • 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

Just like Met museum, this place is absolutely huge and impossible to visit in single day. Allow yourself at least day and half. It's overwhelming and there is lot to absorb. I specifically was impressed with Dinosaur and cultural halls as well as gems and...More

Thank chrishp7878
Reviewed yesterday

The American Museum of Natural History has an awesome collection of dinosaurs. One dinosaur was so large that it’s head peaks out of the room it stands in and into the adjoining hall. While there we also saw a great film on the universe (30...More

Thank shenier
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My inner nerd was overjoyed when I found out I would be visiting the American Museum of Natural History. The Dinosaur exhibit was by far the most memorable experience. Getting to see all the fossils and reimagined Dinosaurs was mind blowing.

Thank McStrokin
Reviewed yesterday

We visiting on our Honeymoon 3 years ago, it was breathtaking then as it was this visit. This time we came with our older kids and they were just as aww struck, with everyting they saw.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum had a lot to see so I suppose value in that. The addition $10 to see the Mummies was a rip off! There were definitely some interesting bits but nothing spectacular.. If it had a famous one in it maybe but not worth...More

Thank stegg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every trip to NYC requires a visit to the Natural History Museum and we've been known to make it a daily stop if only for an hour or two. There's so much to see and be involved in. It is magical -- something for everyone.

Thank 24justme49
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fabulous museum. Kids loved it. Four floors of exhibits. They do have a cafe that we didn't visit - but it's there for refreshments. The planetarium show was amazing and we spent a little extra to do the mummy exhibit. Overall, a favorite on our...More

Thank kctrippin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is an icon. Well worth a solo excursion or a family outing. Make this a stop on your next trip through NYC.

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here because we read it was one of the best for families. As visitors it was confusing getting around but the exhibits were great. Dinosaurs, weather and climate change info and a 3D movie on Humpback whales were all great. Once again no...More

Thank SteveandChrisN
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very great settings. Good exhibitions that change time to time. You have everything there if you are looking for the history of the human being and animals. The masks collection from all of the parts of the world is very impressive.

Thank Talgat D
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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How long are these AMNH shows (each)? 1. Dark Universe Space Show 2. ¡Cuba! 3. Mummies 4. Humpback Whales 3-D
20 June 2017|
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Response from Jay F | Reviewed this property |
Cuba and mummies are walk through exhibits.....the universe and whale movies are about twenty to twenty five minutes long
Hi! I have never been to the American Museum of Natural History. I am planning to go at 10am, Friday, June 30th, 2017 and stay as long as necessary. 1. If I was to start on the 1st floor and go up, in what order should I do the shows and at what time should I do each show? (Planning to buy SuperSaver Tickets and see all shows [ Dark Universe Space Show, Cuba, Mummies, Humpback Whales 3-D) - Keep in mind, I would not like to be rushing around trying to get to this show and this show, etc. I would like start at the first floor, thoroughly cover that, watch a show or two on that floor, then move up and so on. (I don't want to be skipping around) 2. If I buy the shows separately, do I still get a discount for paying for all of them (if I bought a general admission ticket?) 3. Tips? Thank you! -Inge C.
20 June 2017|
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Response from Luvtravel | Reviewed this property |
The staff at the information desk & Kiosks will give you more precise & accurate answers regarding shows/ times etc. We started on the 1st floor & worked our way up and that worked quite well to see everything... Enjoy.
If you have city pass, can you buy tickets for the mummies separately outside the exhibit?
16 June 2017|
Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can