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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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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Really cool....and I grew up at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh

Alright, so I can't place this higher than the Carnegie in Pittsburgh, but it was close, and great. For those looking for dinosaurs, it is the place to be. It wasn't too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Alright, so I can't place this higher than the Carnegie in Pittsburgh, but it was close, and great. For those looking for dinosaurs, it is the place to be. It wasn't too crowded, and frankly we could have spent the whole day versus the several hours we had allocated. I'd go again for sure.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Don't go there on summer. Too crowded with a lot of kids. Also it's more oriented toward kids. Like washington's natural history museum better. This one got planetorium and more theaters but didn't seem that's interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Extremely busy place. Exhibits good but you struggle to get around as they fill to capacity. Lunch downstairs would have been a 1 hour wait at 2pm. So we came to cafe on 4. For 65 bucks this is what we got, inedible rock hard rolls with processed cheese and meat. Surly staff and no space. Nice museum but DO... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After seeing so many other awesome art galleries and museums this was a real let down. The place is just so tired. Most of the exhibits appear to have been constructed in the early 1970s and not dusted since then. The whole ambience of the place is like an old rundown school library where the books have never been read.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum to visit with lots of stuff to see and lots to do. We also ended up buying some cool things in the museum gift shop as well. One of our highlights was watching the movie "Dark Matter" in the Hayden Planetarium and the other big (literally) highlight was the life size huge blue whale suspended... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We spent 6 hours that seemed like two... Did not cover even 20% of what we wanted and left with a big smile... Definitely a MUST !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had intended to go round Central Park when we happened upon this museum. We were really impressed with the scale of the exhibits and the different special exhibitions there. The Dark Space exhibition was our favourite - very impressive level of information and told in an accessible way.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is a must see when in New York and a perfect day out if the weather isn't so good. The museum say it is free to enter but give you a suggested donation price which you do feel obliged to pay. There is lots to see and plenty of opportunities for photos.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A very big museum with a variety of things on display. You can visit the section(s) which interest you though every thing is interesting here. After entering the museum first decide the sequence of visit. IT has so many floors. Go to the sections which interest you more.because going around the complete museum will need a lot of time, may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the visit. A wonder for young and old alike! Highly recommended for your visit to New York.

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Additional Information about American Museum of Natural History

Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212-769-5100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:45 pm

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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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