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American Museum of Natural History

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Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212-769-5100
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Description: Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this...
Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this museum, dedicated to understanding the past, into the 21st century.
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The best museum I have ever seen. It is huge, you need about 2 days to see it full. There are great dynosaurs and much more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The best museum I have ever seen. It is huge, you need about 2 days to see it full. There are great dynosaurs and much more.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The museum itself is fine, nothing spectacular. We covered a few of the main areas after getting through the absolutely packed entrance hall and found it to be quite interesting. There is plenty to see, but a lot of the relics and pieces in there were recreations and not the real deal. The one thing we could not get over... More 

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Danville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Yep, it's that museum. Even if that's the only reason you want to visit this absolute treasure of science and history, it's worth the trip. Take the subway and see the fantastic mosaics that decorate the 68th street stop. We spent 3-1/2 hours, didn't go into the planetarium or any other special exhibits, and still didn't see everything. Did a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is very well laid out. It is definitely worth the trip. Certain corporations have sponsorships that allow free entry. They have some really creative gift items in the gift shop as well.

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Newcastle, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

While there is a recommended price for the ticket ($17 for students / $22 for adults), you can decide how much you will pay. The museum is too big to see everything in one day, so look into the brochure you'll receive and decide what you want to see. Also don't forget that this is the museum where the movie... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We love museums and this one does not disappoint. We only had a few hours so probably didn't do the exhibits justice. Would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Came with my son at his request. Dinosaurs are brilliant. Stuffed animals may not be to everyone,s taste. I am confused by labelling of admission fee as recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You will not be disappointed with a visit to the Museum. Everything is presented and well laid out. lots of room and fantastic lighting. Nice ergonomic flow with good sound levels. Helpful abundant staff also add to the warm atmosphere.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I first visited this museum when I was in third grade. I remembered that visit, and I still embrace this place today. Had a particularly good time taking my kids here for their own first visit when a cousin came into town to stay the weekend. The dinosaurs were a big hit. For the kids and me. Lovely neighborhood. Parking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A lot of people go here because of the Movies.....but there is SO much more to see!!! When you go here- try to go early in the morning- so your mind is fresh. There is SO MUCH that you can become overwhelmed if you are tired from the NYC rush. They have several extra shows that are not included in... More 

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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, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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