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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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4,331 - 4,340 of 9,492 reviews

Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

It was great to see and learn lots at this museum. The solar system area was especially good. It is a beautiful building with views over central park. There was so much to see that we went for a lunch break before continuing, however the...More

Thank grezelle123
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We went here after a very long walk from Times Square, via the metropolitan museum of art. This was quite a mistake! We were very tired and therefore couldn't appreciate the vast amount to see inside! The dinosaur exhibits were particularly interesting on the 4th...More

Thank mrfitz8
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I see all the other great reviews but I found this poorly laid out and bluntly dull. My 14 year old daughter shared this view. Some interesting taxidermy and vaguely interesting rocks, but this sums it up. A good BBC doc by David Attenburgh is...More

Thank NDMEdinburgh
Reviewed February 17, 2016

I visited the museum a while back and I can say that I enjoyed the exhibits very much, especially the butterfly one. My favorite part of all was the Planetarium, loved the effects, the sound system, it was totally worth it! I will say though,...More

Thank Fernweh07
Reviewed February 17, 2016

This was a really cool experience, after going there I realized I would have rather visited "The Met" but that's my personal preference. We spent money on the extra exhibits and the only one that was worth it was the ocean one. This is awesome...More

Thank MelaRayne
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this museum since I was a kid and was dismayed to see on my most recent visit that many of the exhibits have not changed AT ALL in 40 years. On a number of exhibits the signage was faded to the...More

Thank amyvk
Reviewed February 17, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit, but there were a few items that we found to be disappointing. We were limited to a 2.5 hour visit, due to the time constraints and limited hours that the museum is open. There was a huge line to get...More

Thank billgif81
Reviewed February 17, 2016

We could spend hours and hours in this museum. They have taken a lot of care over exhibitions with lots of information available. You maynhavevto stand in line to get in at busy times but don't let that put you off

Thank Paul M
Reviewed February 17, 2016

family favorite that keeps getting better and better. spectacular exhibits both entertaining and educational

Thank sslaw1234
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Great for adults and of course the kiddos get excited to see gum gum from A night at the Museum...the Titanosaur is as he sounds...gigantic. don't miss it

Thank Aimeed2011
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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Emma D
October 15, 2017|
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Response from LIMom99 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend Looking into The New York Pass to save money if you are coming to New York as a tourist. Cost for just one museum is $28
September 1, 2017|
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Response from TravelDeer | Reviewed this property |
As far as I recall, it is always pay as you wish except for special exhibitions. All the main halls including the dinosaurs are pay as much as you want (the prices listed are suggested).
Anja S
August 30, 2017|
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Response from Cynderella43 | Reviewed this property |
The price you pay and are charged by the museum are "the donation." The whole building is amazing and great for almost any age.