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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dark universe” (195 reviews)
“dinosaur bones” (130 reviews)
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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 20 April 2016

I've been to AMNH many times and always manage to find something new to see. It is a great place to go with children (of all ages). If you like dinosaurs, foreign cultures, or science it is a MUST see.

Thank NorthAttleboroDad
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I hadn't been to AMNH since I was a kid. It still doesn't disappoint, even though some of the displays aren't super trendy or high-tech. The diaramas still will stop you in your tracks. The dinosaur rooms will leave your mouth agape. Even the cafe...More

Thank KommissarKen
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stopped at the Museum on our way out of the city going home. We hadn't visited in about 2 years. Saw the two special exhibits about dinosaurs and their similarities to birds, and the secret world of microorganisms. Both were fascinating and educational. Did...More

Thank swansfromBoston
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This was a great museum, the dinosaur exhibition was awesome and the mineral section was the best ever that I have seen. The building itself had some issues in age maintenance but overall the exhibits were very very good.

Thank John E
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We visited this museum in search of all the characters in the movie "Night in the Museum". We were not disappointed. Cool artifacts and creatures!

Thank Sabrina W
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I had a blast here when we went on our school trip, granted I didn't see everything but i saw Dum-Dum and the elephants were fun to take pictures in front of. It is huge so its very easy to get lost in but the...More

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I visit this museum at least once every 5 years and I never get bored of it. The new dinosaur display, Titanosaur, is just incredible. There is just so much to look at and read about in this museum, and as other mentioned, you really...More

Thank comphollic
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Firstly there is a voluntary contribution as entrance fee you don't have to pay the "recommended fee" it is an awesome museum and so big so many floors to explore. We found lots of the artefacts as featured in the Night at the Museum film...More

Thank Joanna G
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Loved this museum. My 26 year old son is the one who suggested it as he enjoyed it. We took time to see the IMax show about National Parks, WELL worth the money! Also viewed the Space show, which in my opinion wasn't all that...More

Thank 186deborahr
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I don't understand why anyone would go here when they visit NYC> The whale is cool but thats about it.

Thank brotherman60763
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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Emma D
15 October 2017|
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Response from LIMom99 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend Looking into The New York Pass to save money if you are coming to New York as a tourist. Cost for just one museum is $28
1 September 2017|
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Response from TravelDeer | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, it is always pay as you wish except for special exhibitions. All the main halls including the dinosaurs are pay as much as you want (the prices listed are suggested).
Anja S
30 August 2017|
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Response from Cynderella43 | Reviewed this property |
The price you pay and are charged by the museum are "the donation." The whole building is amazing and great for almost any age.