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American Museum of Natural History

Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024 (Upper West Side)
Phone Number: 212-769-5100
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American Museum of Natural History
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Ranked #41 of 1,620 things to do 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Went on a snowy/cold Sunday and it felt like most of New York was there. We had City Passes so cost was included but I'd have been very cross if I'd spent $22 getting in. Museum is HUGE and just feels very confusing and too large. I struggled with all the messages about how important nature and the environment are... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I've lived in New York my whole life and I'm disgusted, This Museum is one of the great places in the city, and yet, it is FILTHY. It is disgusting. This Museum is as dirty as the subway is. What a shame, not to take care of such a wonderful place. It's is a shame for the city and I... More 

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Pointe a Pierre Trinidad
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5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Good educational experience with lots of exhibits. Lots of walking so comfortable clothes. I was not as impressed as the one in London but a definite must anyway. Personally if you are an adult and have time to visit one museum then I say visit the met. But if you have kids then natural history might appeal more to them.

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Canberra
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Staid and very traditional museum. Layout of museum totally confusing. Facilities and food were lie standard. Great for children but cannot recommend this museum for adults. Supersaver ticket cost $US35. Planetarium was ordinary. Animal and people displays were stuffed or plastic dioramas - better to see the real thing overseas. Butterfly special exhibit was excellent. I felt ripped off l,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Do not be misled by the title, this is in no way meant to imply that we did not have a good visit, on the contrary, apart from the long queues to get in our afternoon spent walking around the exhibits was an afternoon well spent. Generally the exhibits are well laid out and were large enough not to be... More 

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Liberty, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My husband & I recently visited NYC for the weekend. We spent at least 3 hours touring the museum. What a fantastic place to spend time. The exhibits are awesome. There must be at least 45 exhibits, plus they have special attractions, such as, the Butterfly Conservatory, Nature's Fury, etc... The place is beautiful and awe inspiring. Your children will... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this attraction, be there when it opens at 10am as there is so much to see, cloak bags, coats first, take your camera. We reminisced about "night at the museum" movie as we toured the building, great fun. We were there till closing. Food available to keep you going.

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Orlando, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I brought my 12 year old here at opening time, and we just wondered from room to room.. later on we were shocked to hear them announce over the loud speaker that the museum was closing - we had not realized we've been there so long! This place is absolutely fantastic, filled with amazing things and architecturally beautiful, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you've never been just go. Whatever the age our whatever you enjoy from space to nature, history to oceans this place is simply amazing it's vast and you really need to plan what you want to see or you could lose all concept of time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

One of the best history museums I've been to in a long time. The dinosaur exhibit is displayed in such a way with glass boxes, that anyone of any size can see and enjoy them. If you love dinosaurs, this is your place. They have more shapes and sizes than you could ever imagine. One in particular in the main... More 

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