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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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Amazing Expirernce... We walked all the way from Times Square!!!

First off I would like to say.... Military get in for free.... Its not advertised, so don't skip it because of the cost.... Make sure you spend something to give back for the free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

First off I would like to say.... Military get in for free.... Its not advertised, so don't skip it because of the cost.... Make sure you spend something to give back for the free tickets... We have seen a lot of museums.... But this one was pretty amazing... Lots to do... So pace yourself... They have so many different exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The sheer size of this place makes it amazing -- the displays range from those on the ground to those suspended from the ceiling. They have everything imaginable and then some. So worth a trip for adults and children alike, tourists and locals too. You will be amazed at the gigantic dinosaurs and everything else in the collection.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed exploring new exhibits as well as the amazing Hayden Planetarium. Literally ran out of time as we had other plans that evening. You don't have to be a kid to appreciate everything the museum has to offer. NOTE: Planetarium undergoing renovation. Check website and reserve tickets in advance.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I really liked the museum but we should have allotted more time. Take at least three hours. Also, there didn't seem to be any staff to answer questions in the galleries.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The building architecture is spectacular!! The lobby is pretty neat but pretty much every other exhibits look old and dated. The only new one ( the planetarium) it was closed due remodeling. We left early, honestly, expected much more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum, you really need two days to see it all. You can take the subway there, it is right across from Central Park. Well worth your time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place to visit and absolutely huge. We got tickets in advance although on a Saturday morning the queues weren't huge. We also downloaded the apps to help us get around. We had specific things we wanted to see so had a list of room areas - kind of necessary if you have limited time. The dinosaurs are spectacular.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We spent most of the day walking around the museum, we find it a little interesting, but the floor plan could have been more detailed a bit better as it was a bit confusing. The only reason we wanted to visit the American museum was in relation to the film, the only high light we was seeing DUMB DUMB wants... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My niece and I went to this museum thinking it had the same exhibits and appearance as it does from the movie NIGHT OF THE MUSEUM...it does not! But they have "Dum Dum". 🗿 We also went to the museum on a Saturday morning which was not a good idea. We waited an hour in line just to pay to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Some of the exhibits may be dated, some may be dingy but this place brings magic to me and reminding me of the great times that I had as a child and a parent and now as a grandparent. People, especially children are amazed at the great Whale, the armor, the jewels and of course all of the dioramas of... More 

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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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