We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

American Museum of Natural History

Features Animals
79th Street, Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-769-5100
Website
Share
Save
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
American Museum of Natural History
from US$22.99*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
American Museum of Natural History
from US$22.99*
BOOK A TOUR
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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 cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blue whale” (304 reviews)
“dark universe” (235 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:45
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
79th Street, Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
CONTACT
Website
+1 212-769-5100
Ways to Experience American Museum of Natural History
from US$22.99
More Info
from US$120.00
More Info
from US$69.00
More Info
from US$75.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (21,997)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"blue whale"
in 304 reviews
"hayden planetarium"
in 240 reviews
"dark universe"
in 235 reviews
"dinosaur bones"
in 145 reviews
"t rex"
in 113 reviews
"suggested price"
in 109 reviews
"rainy day"
in 299 reviews
"general admission"
in 111 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 129 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 128 reviews
"new york"
in 760 reviews
"on display"
in 161 reviews
"central park"
in 429 reviews
"animals"
in 1,032 reviews
"dioramas"
in 484 reviews
"amnh"
in 329 reviews
"minerals"
in 220 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 10,901 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I loved the museum and its exbits . It is abusltuey worth a visit the exibts are amazing but the staff is very rude and unfriendly to people who are not from new York . Very unhepefull . Plus we had to wait in line...More

Thank Josh W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On our museum tour of the city, I was most excited to see this museum. Many of the exhibits were quite extensive and included many items, more than you can take in in one day. The dinosaurs were stunning, overwhelming in their size and structure....More

Thank kmontgomery1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

The cost for adult tickets is $23. If you get them online, get them directly through the museum website. We didn't and had to send our online tickets to their email and wait for it to go through before they would give us paper tickets...More

Thank StLawrenceRiverRat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Nor sure I’ve seen such a great dinosaur exhibition anywhere. We didn’t join the queue out the front. There was a shorter one at the rear, and even better we were queuing in airconditioned environment. We’d have needed a whole day to see all of...More

Thank Steve B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Something for everyone. After 5 hours it was clear we would need much more time to appreciate the many offerings.

Thank profbanasik
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this Museum. All the exhibits and an amazing display of Dinosaurs. A must see attraction to anyone visiting New York

Thank Nicole G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum was awesome we spent about 3 hours here with a 2 and a 5 year old and didn’t even see everything! There was a huge line outside to get in and I asked a security guard if I already had tickets did we...More

Thank JennDC28
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very interesting museum..The dawn of the Universe and the dawn of Man. Each room has a different exhibit... Love the dinosaurs and early man.

Thank Touptite
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

80% of the button-related interactive pieces were broken. There is no clear path or route and people are rude so it’s every man for himself trying to get to interact with the next section—people will jump in front of you while you wait patiently for...More

1  Thank Cortney A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is huge and has so much to see. We downloaded to app which was great for us to find our way around. The dinosaurs are impressive but I felt that some of the dioramas with animals and their habitats looked quite old fashioned....More

Thank KW721
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
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,
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 479 hotels in New York City
Excelsior Hotel
2,220 reviews
.25 km away
The Lucerne Hotel
2,541 reviews
.50 km away
The Amsterdam Inn
110 reviews
.55 km away
Hotel Olcott
3 reviews
.55 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Dovetail
484 reviews
.26 km away
Calle Ocho
442 reviews
.24 km away
The Milling Room
169 reviews
.33 km away
Shake Shack
1,490 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
712 reviews
.20 km away
Hayden Planetarium
383 reviews
.02 km away
Shakespeare Garden
90 reviews
.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ryan C
9 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Christenthia L | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Pierre B. It really is worth the money and some. I was there for 2 hours and wanted to stay for 4 more. So much to see and learn!
1
Vote
Bonnie W
1 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from HAYLEY J | Reviewed this property |
Definitely don’t buy the all-inclusive pass, which allows you to see additional exhibits. You really can’t see the museum in two hours (we stayed for five and barely went in depth), but I recommend that you go on the AMNH... More
1
Vote
Madhav U
14 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from cfoleym | Reviewed this property |
Definitely walkable from subway & inbetween. You could do both as long as you look ahead & only plan a few highlights at each. MOMA isnt really my thing so 2 hours there was enough for me, AMNH was much longer & the MET is... More
1
Vote