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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%
  • Very good24%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

Suggestion: start at the top and work your way down. So much to see I wish I had made a plan before we got there. Dinosaurs are just amazing!!

Thank Cyndi N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been to the London museum of natural history I was expecting big things from this place. However, it did not live up to that expectation. The staff were rude and unwelcoming and the exhibitions were relatively dull in comparison. If you have the choice...More

Thank 232,423
Reviewed 2 days ago

Incredible displays. I am a huge museum fan, but have never seen displays so large or of such high quality; especially the dinosaur and prehistoric displays, including bones and fossils. Everything was really informative and interesting. We only went for just over 3 hours, which...More

Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went a little crazy in the museum as I wanted to see everything but didn't have a plan of attack. There were so many different categories of history/natural wonders to visit I kept going in circles. After working through my map and signing up on...More

Thank TobagoLuver
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful museum, great space for everyone to walk around, informative exhibitions & great for all ages.

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had a whirlwind trip to NYC with my three girls, and we had a little trouble getting there on the subway. Once there (later than we wanted to), there was SO MUCH to explore. We have talked several times about how we want to...More

Thank akatharinawilkins
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Totally worth the visit. My wife and I spent about 3 hours at the museum and still did not finish seeing everything. Plan on a day to see all the different areas.

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is just fantastic. As you enter, you see the Theodore Roosevelt memorial in the rotunda. The North American Mammal exhibits were phenomenal. We needed more than one day to see everything here. This is a must see while in NYC.

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 4 days ago

we came from Miami Beach 86 degrees to find 35 degrees in NY, Kids refused to go to Central Park. they almost refused to walk in the streets at all actually. so we jumped in the subway and got off just in front of the...More

Thank Florin_Petrescu
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum has some interesting displays. It was a great way to spend a cold rainy day in New York. But dont dare to interrupt any of the staff from their private conversations about how much they hate their jobs and all the “stupid” tourists...More

Thank Jill V
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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4 November 2017|
Response from Hildmat | Reviewed this property |
Every day the museum is crowded but if you are there at 10:00 when it opens or after 3 you won't have big crowds. It's never empty except when there is terrible weather.
Tara T
1 November 2017|
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Response from hugh90 | Reviewed this property |
Driving in New York is never fun and this museum is right in the middle of Manhattan. I didn’t see any parking at the museum but we walked so there could be some. I would suggest that you park outside the city and get a cab... More
Emma D
15 October 2017|
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Response from RC N | Reviewed this property |
we paid senior fees and two special exhibit fees. The planetarium was ok but the birds in flight was much better. overall the money was well spent in perusing the various other exhibits.