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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • 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 yesterday

This museum is wonderful. There is so much to see it will take you all day. We arrived at 10:30 am and didn't leave until around 3:30 pm. We had tickets for the Dark Matter Show and the Mummy Exhibit. They were both fabulous.

Thank odcsalinas
Reviewed yesterday

This is probably one of the best museum's that you will ever get to see. Be prepared - you cannot view the entire museum in on day. There are so many exhibits and items to see and learn.

Thank AnilNemani2015
Reviewed yesterday

Again a must see for us . This again is a magnificent building for the setting of a museum. Once inside the exhibits are wonderful and nicely laid out with plenty of space to walk round and not feel crowded out. One must spend as...More

Thank yellowchat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All 19 of us had a great time. So much to see. Really could have stayed all day. It is the museum from THE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM movie. The kids loved seeing the stuff from the movie. I did t think the museum was...More

Thank scottzoll
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My 12 year old and I went to museum together. We bought ticket for mummy exhibit also. We got there at opening and so many people in line I was worried. Line moved so fast we had tickets and were in bed quickly. Mummy exhibit...More

Thank Marci C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great museum with a ton of exhibits! My kids loved the dinosaurs and the special exhibit on mummies the best. They were quite bored with several of the exhibits, but my husband and I enjoyed them. This is a pay what you want museum, but...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative displays and different sections to segregate different interest.. The dinosaur fossils was very interesting and informed me of stuff I never heard or imagine. The evolution of human kind from African to the modern Homo Sapien was very informative.

Thank TitoFromAtlanta
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't expect to do this museum in one day is you want to see everything. Pick the most important parts and visit those. I also recommend trying to stay away on rainy days when everyone else goes. Instead visit on a really hot day.

Thank katrinangel2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I warmly recommend this museum with kids/teens of any age. Lot of interesting rooms. We saw a great movie of humpback whales and on the universe. Lot to see.

Thank CC1964
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the highlights of our family vacation to NYC. We spent the better part of a day roaming through the may exhibits. Of course, the dinosaurs stand out above all the rest. If you have a child that loves dinosaurs, this is the place...More

Thank baileespoppa
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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20 June 2017|
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Response from Jay F | Reviewed this property |
Cuba and mummies are walk through exhibits.....the universe and whale movies are about twenty to twenty five minutes long
Hi! I have never been to the American Museum of Natural History. I am planning to go at 10am, Friday, June 30th, 2017 and stay as long as necessary. 1. If I was to start on the 1st floor and go up, in what order should I do the shows and at what time should I do each show? (Planning to buy SuperSaver Tickets and see all shows [ Dark Universe Space Show, Cuba, Mummies, Humpback Whales 3-D) - Keep in mind, I would not like to be rushing around trying to get to this show and this show, etc. I would like start at the first floor, thoroughly cover that, watch a show or two on that floor, then move up and so on. (I don't want to be skipping around) 2. If I buy the shows separately, do I still get a discount for paying for all of them (if I bought a general admission ticket?) 3. Tips? Thank you! -Inge C.
20 June 2017|
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Response from Luvtravel | Reviewed this property |
The staff at the information desk & Kiosks will give you more precise & accurate answers regarding shows/ times etc. We started on the 1st floor & worked our way up and that worked quite well to see everything... Enjoy.
16 June 2017|
Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can