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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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79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed yesterday

I love Natural History museums and this would have received a 5 rating except for the confusing layout. Also some of the exhibits could really use some updating. I get that it's iconic but some of the clunky display cases made things difficult to see...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed yesterday

Of course kids love this museum and its attached planetarium. The dinosaurs! The big whale! The stars! The gigantic canoe! But there is a lot more than that, and lots for adults. This museum has huge ethnographic collections about how various indigenous people lived, often...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I always love going to the Museum of Natural History, and I keep discovering new things with each visit. The Suggested Entrance Fee is only a suggestion, you may pay what you would like, but that does not include the Shows & Special Exhibits. This...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the most beautiful museums there is. It has so many different exhibitions, all of them perfectly put. You'll want to spend the whole day and more. Kids (and adults) will love the Dinosaur floor, the mammals from different parts of the...More

Thank metorresf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For the most amazing collection of human and animal exhibits from all time, don't miss this iconic museum.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is a world class site to explore history of the world. Clean, educational, mind boggling! You will want to come back 50 more times! Come yourself, bring the parents, bring the children. You will be in awe! Summer months are crowded with children...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed yesterday

I've been to NYC many times, but this is the first time visiting the Museum. It was awesome! The museum is huge so you could spend a whole day there. I would allow at least 3 hours if your time is limited. I would recommend...More

Thank globetraveler30
Reviewed yesterday

Great show (even for someone who doesn't know that much about our solar system)! The Hayden Planetarium was a "must do" for my husband while we were in the city this time and it was well worth the visit. There is so much to see...More

Thank debraa762
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even though it's been 30+ years since I last visited this place, I realized how much I missed. The Planetarium is always very special and worth the visit. The 4 floors of are full of interesting exhibits and even worthwhile videos. I feel the costs...More

Thank Randy T
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful Museum with amazing displays. I recommend getting there early to buy tickets and beat some of the crowds to the exhibits. Allow for 3 to 4 hours.

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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
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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What ithe subway that goes right to the museum?
April 4, 2017|
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Response from LonelyPlant | Reviewed this property |
Yep, b or c train, although we went on the north tour bus, and just got off when we passed, then walked back through the park.
Sally S
Does the City Pass include the Planetarium and Dark Universe show, or do you need to pay extra for that - and if so, how much? I can’t find an additional price for the Dark Universe show listed on the Museum site (it just as the GA Plus One ticket listed) - however I noted in one of the reviews above that "If you have a city pass, one of the 2 shows is free” - just want to confirm that this is correct (and that Dark Universe counts as one of the shows). I’m only really interested in the Planetarium. Thanks!
March 19, 2017|
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Response from VickyB_secretunicorn | Reviewed this property |
We had the sightseeing pass not the city pass so couldn't be sure. Drop them an email, I'm sure they will tell you
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March 10, 2017|
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Response from mm__j__ww | Reviewed this property |
One stop up the subway line (71st st) is La Quinta. Great bang for buck Central Park location...