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American Museum of Natural History

Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212-769-5100
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American Museum of Natural History
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Ranked #51 of 614 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Owner description: Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this museum, dedicated to understanding the past, into the 21st century.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Antwerp, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I've also went to: Guggenheim, MoMa and the MET. The American Museum of Natural History is by FAR the most interesting to me. I've also watched the "Dark universe" show there which was amazing as well. A must see together with the dinosaur part of the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It's huge and super busy. Easy to while away an entire week in here but the best bit is the dinosaurs! Got a T-Rex selfie #rockstar

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St Helens
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went here after looking on here for some budget places to visit and it says admittance is a free ! Well yes and no you can walk into the museum reception for free then you have to pay for each area you want to visit and there is security everywhere to make sure you have paid, don't say on... More 

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Gibraltar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Haha! Seriously though, I was very disappointed. You have to pay to get in and it didn't hold a candle to the one in London... and that's FREE!!

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend visiting this museum. The kids really wanted to come here because of the "Night in the museum" movie. We arrived at almost 10am, we got off the subway and waited for the doors to open. Everyone else walked around to the front entrance (it was raining so we decided to wait) The security guard said it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We were told there was a minimum suggested donation for most of it, and managed a good look round most of the museum before finding ourselves in what must have been the main entrance lobby (where the famous dinosaurs from A Night at the Museum are) and found ourselves surrounded by ticket guards. We went because we knew we wouldn't... More 

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Bimingham
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Probably good if you are on a schooltrip or its raining . Been once and thats enough , the whale was impressive . Not for me this one , so many more places to go

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Sorry to shatter the illusions, but I've never seen so many crusty, dusty, moth eaten exhibits in one place before! I'm sure this was a world-beater once, but things have moved on a bit. I do try to be objective, but this was dull, dark, dingy and depressing-sorry!

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New York, New York, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome. If you're into things that walk, swim, slither, creep, or crawl, this is the place for you. I live here and go a few times a year, and after several years am still finding new things. If I were bringing kids to Manhattan, this would be very high on my must-list. Just go.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

it was a great place especially for history buffy. from outside us i would like u suggest to go to peoples section first and animals section later

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