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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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As featured in 3 days in New York City
Ranked #81 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Natural History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Mountainside, New Jersey
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159 reviews 159 reviews
68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been to this museum in a long time. While many of the well known sights, the stuffed animals behind glass and the dinosaurs, there are new displays as well. The beginnings of man offer insight into what our ancestors probably looked like and how they lived. The gem room is always a good stop. Don't leave out the... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The time pass so fast! I don't think you get to 9:00 am and I left at 5:00 pm. Really the best place for visit and review a science or history class. It is amazing.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Friday afternoon, took NJT from New Brunswick where I was staying to attend a football game. Couldn't get in the entrance from the subway for some reason but that was the only drawback. Visited the planetarium which was the first time at one of those for me in decades. The experience was outstanding with narration by Neal... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is loaded with interesting sites and information. It is perfect for a rainy day activity. When you are up there and the kids want to eat, check out Isabella's 359 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024, they have a nice brunch and are fast even thought the line might seem long, it is nice to eat outside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you love dinosaurs, you will love this museum! I spent over 4 hours wandering the fossils, fascinating stuff! The planetarium was also very good!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been to this museum multiple times now, and I STILL haven't seen everything. This place is HUGE, and is jam packed with so much material. The AMNH is a special place, and houses some of the greatest specimens from around the world. I still get goosebumps when seeing dinosaur fossils. So much history and information here, that this... More

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Byaduk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a brilliant Museum. The diversity in this museum is incredible. A must see for all age groups, it offers so many highlights. The Ross Hall of Meteorites, Hall of Minerals, Hall of Gems, Northwest Coast Indians, Hall of New York State Environment, North American State Forest and Saurischians Dinosaurs were a few of the most interesting exhibitions to see.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This museum has so much to offer. You could spend hours in there, and I'm not sure you still wouldn't see everything. There's a huge bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt on a horse out front of the museum. It's right across the street from Central Park.

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Venice, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This film has lots of shots of scuba divers tagging and trying to play with sharks in and out of cages...however, as an educational film, it fails terribly. It seems they know very little about sharks, or the producers know little. Very disappointing for such an honorable museum. I am sure many tourists felt a bit taken by the expense... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Plenty to see - high standard of exhibits. Huge variety to see. Particularly enjoyed life sized recreations of whales and dinosaurs, elephants and other mammals.

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