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American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human...more
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79th Street, Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

this is a mandatory stop for everyone who visit NYC, it’s very interesting and very entertaining especially if you came with children, the only low point is the cashiers and the long line at the entrance, everytime i go it’s crowded.

Thank roberto n
Reviewed yesterday

We very much enjoyed our visit to this museum. The dioramas are lovely and the exhibits well explained. It's a little dusty in places! You would need at least a week to see the whole museum, and it would be worth it.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed yesterday

First time visiting and we had prepaid for tickets. Very confusing due to crowds and lines of people not sure where to go. I did however, enjoy the planetarium show and wish that it could have been longer. Not sure I would return though based...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed yesterday

The only disappointment was not being able to see it all. The collection is so vast that spending an appropriate amount of time at each display was just not possible. It was fantastic.

Thank John F
Reviewed yesterday

Our family of four (children aged 12 and 14) loved this museum. There is so much to see and do here, that you should plan in advance what you really would like to see/do. Loads of interesting temporary exhibitions as well as the permanent ones....More

Thank Alf T
Reviewed yesterday

I'm going to go against the grain of the majority of reviews I've seen and say I thought this museum was 'tired'. We noticed a lot of lights out that were supposed to be shining on exhibits, dark, dingy corners, and dirty glass cases everywhere....More

Thank LSte606
Reviewed yesterday

We went here because we thought it would be neat to see where the movie “the night at the museum” was filmed. We found it boring and just not our thing. Nothing but a bunch of stuffed animals.

Thank Mersey1968
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best museums in the world. There is something here for everyone. It is a tremendous amount of history and culture under one roof. The planetarium is absolutely outstanding

Thank Joe1188662
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful museum! My boyfriend and I killed hours here! It was so informative, the exhibits were absolutely amazing. I would say it’s great for all demographics. My only complaint is I found the flow to be odd, I feel like we missed a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone loves it. It's logically laid out. Whatever your interest, be it geology, cosmology, biology, paleontology, or anthropology, you can't go wrong.

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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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Raymond W
14 October 2018|
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Response from jciop | Reviewed this property |
Almost every place accepts tickets on a phone. Should not be a problem.
Jessica K
29 September 2018|
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Response from travelerdmd | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I would suggest contacting the museum directly to choose the times that suit you best and the exhibits you want to see. The two programs you mentioned take about half an hour apiece, but online pre-ticketing is best... More
Jessica K
24 September 2018|
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Response from Jennefer N | Reviewed this property |
I just bought my ticket on arrival.They have an unusual ticket system where you can either pay for what you think the ticket is worth, or you can pay the advertised price.