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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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Great family experience

It was a beautiful 60 degree day in NYC in mid-February. While many people were outdoors enjoying the fantastic weather, my family and I headed to the museum for some quality... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a beautiful 60 degree day in NYC in mid-February. While many people were outdoors enjoying the fantastic weather, my family and I headed to the museum for some quality family time. It was great! An interesting, informative and educational experience rolled into one. There's so much to do and see. The children and us adults enjoyed the exhibits.... More 

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New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is great on a winter's day. Beware the mobs of visiting school kids. Try and arrive just at opening or buy tickets online. The back galleries are a scientific haven but if you expect a fun place for your 5 year old be prepared for yawns and boredom. Pick your poison and don't plan whole day with young... More 

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Huntington, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The American Museum of Natural History is extremely interesting. There is so much on every floor and you will want to spend hours here! Fossils, bones and things you'd never see if you didnt come here and all the interesting stories that go with them, all things a wonderful education! If you're coming to New York....you wont find a more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We'd read so much about the AMNH that we set aside a day to see it and still only managed to see a fraction of the museum. The dinosaur exhibits are a huge attraction and well worth the visit alone. We arrived by subway at around 1030am and had to queue for maybe 15mins to get tickets but the queues... More 

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Liverpool UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great time at the museum, this was our second visit and our 2 year old loves the dinosaur floor and the sea life exhibitions. We had chicken and fries from the restaurant it was nice so we got some more chicken. This time the chicken was raw. I complained and the lady on the till told me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of course the dinosaurs, and the dioramas, the whale. Kids just go crazy for this place and never forget it, and the kid comes out in everyone else.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to this museum as a family with kids 6 and 9. There are a lot of amazing things here to learn and explore. To be truthful, we promoted it to the kids after watching 'Night at the Museum' so Dum-Dum was the things the kids remembered most. While several exhibits were engaging and well done - the oceans exhibit... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I never get tired of this museum! My tween boys loved it and don't hesitate to say this is one place they want to return to. You can't see it all in one day, but I recommend allowing a full day or close to it for this museum. Get a map, the place is huge! We found the app they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a family or a date!! I have a great memory of a special visit here. The food can be pricey but the museum is great. Plan to go early and leave at closing to get the best of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing! Read a few reviews that said allow 3 hours so we went for the last 3 hours of the day and was definitely not enough. We only saw a quarter of it and at a quick pace as we quickly realised that was not enough time. The set up of the exhibitions is fantastic. Would have... More 

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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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