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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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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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The museum was amazing. But what I didn't factor in was how massive this museum is. We got there at 11am and left at closing time and still rushed through and didn't get to see... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can enter by donation but take note that they charge an extra fee for all the newer exhibits. The existing exhibits are quite dated and not that interesting apart from the Dinosaur section. A lot of the exhibits were unfortunately closed/under renovation when I visited.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum was amazing. But what I didn't factor in was how massive this museum is. We got there at 11am and left at closing time and still rushed through and didn't get to see everything. The space exhibition was incredible. The kids loved seeing the entrance of the museum because they recognised it from the movie "Night at the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent several hours here during our trip to NYC. The displays are so lifelike I felt like some of the animals were going to start to move. Will definitely come back again on our next trip.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is one of the must during your New York leisure trip parking is easy if you find space underground parking

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Grandparents, parents and two teens found more than enough to absorb an entire day. Food court on lower level isn't listed on the website but offers tasty and healthy choices. Highlights for us (grandparents) were the "Dark Matter" planetarium show; the geology and gem rooms, where the sheer diversity of rock forms is stunning; and the origins of mankind halls,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Many detailed displays and artifacts from around the world. We saw two videos which were excellent (Humpback Whales and Dark Universe). A person would have to spend an entire week in the museum to see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really went to see the dinosaurs and got sooooo much more. Such a treasure trove of the past. Even had an exhibition the day I went and was able to see and touch a meteorite ....wonderful day out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience this museum was to visit. The huge dinosaur fossils give a great view of the size and scale of these huge creatures. The space exhibit and experience give a fantastic representation of the universe and how it all comes together - certainly makes you feel small afterwards. All in all this is a great experience both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is just so interesting! Great for families or adults alike. Either get there early or get in line at the self service ticket machines ... lines can get long.

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This is a must do while in NYC. I was going to skip this museum, but so glad I didn't. Great for people of all ages. Particularly loved the planetarium.

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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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