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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%
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:45
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

The American Museum of Natural History not only has great exhibitions about nature, humanity, dinosaurs, indigenous peoples, the oceans and more, but also houses the Haydn Planetarium where visitors can learn about the origins and development of the universe, solar system and earth!

Thank Manuel P
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Reviewed yesterday

Made a recent Visit with relativesfrom Out of Town. The Museum of Natural History is one of my favorites since you see up close so many Animals and see UP Close how they came to be. Its a Large place to leave a chunk of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the museum with my son & mother. We all enjoyed our visit. The staff at the museum were wonderful.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying about a block and a half away from here and decided to stop and see the dinosaurs on our way home from the East Side. It was Thursday afternoon and there was no line at the ticket counter. Neither of us had...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The museum really needs a full day to cover all its exhibits. The "Universe" show is about 40 minutes but it is the centerpiece. The museum invested an enormous amount in this presentation alongside the physical layout that contributed to the ambience of being in...More

Thank Moshe D
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Reviewed yesterday

A very nice museum. Very clean and many showcases were so real. Giving a feel of meeting the past in the present.

Thank Thangu T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Read the title...it says it all really. We were amongst the first to arrive and we wasted no time in searching around. Every room is filled with interesting collections and yet every room is so different! We spent roughly 2 1/2 hours in there but...More

Thank marv75
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Reviewed yesterday

It was my first visit to this museum and it did not disappoint. There are so many exhibits and each one is very well thought of. I would suggest arriving at the opening time so you can maximise your day here...and planning your time so...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our time here and cannot recommend it highly enough, it's a beautiful building both inside and out, the exhibits are breathtaking and the staff are very friendly and polite, the souvenir shop is well worth a look and the prices aren't to high,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing display of artefacts and exhibits, try and avoid the crowds if possible (or any time a Jurassic Park movie is screening)

Thank Will 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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Taylor P
19 June 2018|
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Response from dianediephouse | Reviewed this property |
I was there during the day. They gave us a map upon entering the museum but am not sure about the night tour
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Taylor P
19 June 2018|
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Response from Talitha M | Reviewed this property |
I brought my own water and snacks but ate them at the designated areas or nearby a trashbin, not in the exhibition halls. I saw a few security guys/employees but nobody said anything. I also saw families doing the same with... More
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Response from Victoria P | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Sunday morning for the best day to visit. You will want as much time as possible before your next event. The museum is full of interesting displays and exhibits. Plenty of videos to watch and things to read.
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