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American Museum of Natural History

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79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-769-5100
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Interactive, modernized exhibits and an IMAX theater help bring this museum, dedicated to understanding the past, into the 21st century.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum has a great collection of items. We loved the Dino floor and I believe we spend most of our time there. The Native American part of the museum was stunning compared to what we have seen in Washington, we liked this way much...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of 7 visited the museum on the Saturday of spring break. We love the night at the museum movies and had downloaded the app before our vacation. The kids had checked out which exhibits they were hoping for and there is almost a...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We spent the entire day there. The museum is huge and covers so much. The Space area was so interesting, educational, and fun too. We saw the special exhibit on Senses. It was terrific. If we had another day in NYC, we would have gone...More

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I’m a lifelong New Yorker who visited The Museum Of Natural History many times as a kid. My recent visit as a parent of teenage girls turned out to be one of the best days I can remember as a parent. The museum admission is...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The American Museum of Natural History not only has great exhibitions about nature, humanity, dinosaurs, indigenous peoples, the oceans and more, but also houses the Haydn Planetarium where visitors can learn about the origins and development of the universe, solar system and earth!

Thank Manuel P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Made a recent Visit with relativesfrom Out of Town. The Museum of Natural History is one of my favorites since you see up close so many Animals and see UP Close how they came to be. Its a Large place to leave a chunk of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited the museum with my son & mother. We all enjoyed our visit. The staff at the museum were wonderful.

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were staying about a block and a half away from here and decided to stop and see the dinosaurs on our way home from the East Side. It was Thursday afternoon and there was no line at the ticket counter. Neither of us had...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum really needs a full day to cover all its exhibits. The "Universe" show is about 40 minutes but it is the centerpiece. The museum invested an enormous amount in this presentation alongside the physical layout that contributed to the ambience of being in...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very nice museum. Very clean and many showcases were so real. Giving a feel of meeting the past in the present.

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Upper West Side
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
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Taylor P
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
I recall receiving a plethora of material upon entry, but even in this technological age, I think it’s advisable to show up prepared for anything.
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Taylor P
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Talitha M | Reviewed this property |
I brought my own water and snacks but ate them at the designated areas or nearby a trashbin, not in the exhibition halls. I saw a few security guys/employees but nobody said anything. I also saw families doing the same with... More
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from Victoria P | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Sunday morning for the best day to visit. You will want as much time as possible before your next event. The museum is full of interesting displays and exhibits. Plenty of videos to watch and things to read.
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