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American Museum of Natural History

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human...more
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79th Street, Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed today

Very beautiful, everything nicely placed with details. Very much knowledge provided. Nice videos. You pay as much you want.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katerina S
Reviewed yesterday

This museum was such a waste of our time! I have no idea why it gets such good reviews and why it was so busy. The entire museum consists of artifacts behind glass so no interactive exhibits, nothing to bring the history alive. It's boring,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 718tara
Reviewed yesterday

Buy your tickets ahead of time, go early, use coat check and enjoy! Highlights for our trip, Dinosaur exhibits, African animals, Big Bang movie and the Planetarium. Our six year old grandson enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HappyTerri
Reviewed yesterday

This is a very busy museum, there was quite the line when we came. The exhibits are interesting and the dinosaur area is the busiest and worth coming to look at.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I stopped by and were very disappointed. The admission price is ridiculous for the amount of exhibits off display for work. Not to mention, they are all severely outdated and aged. My advice is to check and see what exhibits are closed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So you are single in New York City and you are working to pay the rent trying to finish your dissertation a paper for academic review or your research. In short you have little money and less time. How do you find a date. Try...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank runupit
Reviewed 2 days ago

You will love this museum . Expect to spent a couple of hours to really enjoy it.While you are there, do not miss to visit the Planetarium and enjoy traveling the Universe and know more about our Solar System.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank roham0007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow! If your slightly interested then let me persuade you this is a must. Very interesting place you could easily spend all day in here! You will come out smarter, fact!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James_Wiil
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is a lot to see and it was a very good experience. Places to eat are ok. Take comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank azevedosofia83
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is really one of the top museums in the world that we have ever visited. we spend there the entire day and have seen probably less than 10% of what the museum can offer. Both temporary and permanent exhibitions are made to perfection.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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December 25, 2018|
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Response from duricchio | Reviewed this property |
you can get tickets at the museum
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December 5, 2018|
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Response from Nikki0423 | Reviewed this property |
They make it very difficult. We didn’t purchase the exhibitions online with our ticket and they sent me to 2 different ticket desks on different floors to buy them, then one desk wouldn’t sell them to me because I wasn’t a... More
November 3, 2018|
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Response from Patti2 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea, please call the museum.