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American Museum of Natural History

79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
212-769-5100
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American Museum of Natural History
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Ranked #56 of 633 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 young children, Activities for older children
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Coral Springs, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Not sure what has taken me so long to review the American Museum of Nat History, it is one of my favorites. I've been here several times on my own, on a date and have also taken my child to this museum. It is huge! There is so much to see. They have a great dinosaur exhibit, a wildlife exhibit,... More 

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Recently spent the day in NYC (a Saturday)to visit the museum with my two kids 14 and 11. So many exhibits to see. Very spacious and easy to maneuver around the museum without feeling crowded. The dinosaur, natural disasters and ocean exhibits were the favorite. Hard to "see it all" in one day if you are someone who spends the... More 

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toronto
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Dinosaur section is amazing and children will enjoy it. African mammals section is not to be missed either. Museum is over crowded and yuo have to wait in line to buy tickets for 30 minutes. We went in the afternoon but it is better to go in the morning. You need to spend at least 3-4 hours here.

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

It's the best museum for kids!! My kid loves the animals. You need maybe two visits to see all the collection but it's worthy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Is a must if you are with your kids, and if you are a nature, history or animal enthusiast you can have a great time

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Take the subway (B or C) to 81 st American Museum of Natural History, one of the more ornate stations in the city. You can spend the whole day here, but I would just find a section that is most of interest to you and wrap up your visit to avoid museum overload. In addition to visiting the Museum during... More 

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newark, delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Recently spent the entire day here with two twelve-year-old girls. We all loved this museum. The dinosaur exhibits drew us here in the first place but the ocean exhibit is remarkable. The gift shop is full of treasures. Food in the cafes was ok but expensive, but no more expensive than the food in Philadelphia Museums.

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Newberry
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I purchased tickets as part of a city pass and decided to go on Christmas Eve thinking everyone else would be shopping, etc. That did not work out, because the place was standing room only. The security folks were agitated and did not seem excited to see the masses and showed their displeasure by being rude. It was very confusing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice natural history museum. The dinosaur exhibit is the main thing to see here but all of the exhibits are interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

If you have children this museum should be on your must see list. The dinosaur exhibits are always a favorite - you just can't believe how large these animals were. Young children are in awe - it is great to see. The Blue Whale is another must see. There is always so much to see. It's amazing - as you... More 

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