American Museum of Natural History, New York City

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Navigate the wonders of the natural world at American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest museums in the world. Conveniently located across from Central Park, the museum complex features 45 permanent exhibits spread throughout 27 interconnected buildings. Admire the life-size displays of African elephants as you tour the Hall of African Mammals, or head to the Hall of Fossils to see fossilized skeletons of Tyrannosaurus rex or a giant Stegosaurus. Enhance your museum experience with an IMAX movie or a show in the planetarium. To visit American Museum of Natural History and other attractions in New York City, use our New York City trip planner.
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  • One of the greatest science museums in the world. Huge building with its own subway stop, the museum would take several days to fully appreciate. Clever app called Explorer guides you through the...  more »
  • I have always loved this museum and was delighted to take my children here. So many exhibits to see, a lot of fun for the whole family.  more »
  • We greatly enjoyed our visit to the American Museum of Natural History! Sadly, we had only four hours for the visit, so we had to make the best of it. It really needs a full day visit or even more...  more »
  • I remember this being one of my favorite places to spend time as a kid in NYC. The museum has a couple of distinct personalities. The exhibits on human culture (and there are a lot of them) will probably feel pretty dated in light of the amount of information available at kids fingertips these days. Honestly, I thought they would have updated them a little in the last 25 years. The dinosaur exhibits were impressive as always, and the planetarium screening was fun, if not a little short. I went this time on a trip with my fiance. Maybe it was just more exciting as a kid. Really fun from a nostalgia point, but could use some fresh shine.
  • This museum is incredible! Loved the fun exhibits and the interactive displays! Its as good as the Smithsonian! The price was very reasonable as you only pay what you can afford and the service was fine too! The museum and the facilities were very clean and again the exhibits were so nicely done! I can't wait to come back and I would say that everyone has to come here!
  • Very nice and big museum. Many things to see, read, get to know and also learn. Dinosaur fossil collection is amazing and planetarium screening is fun. The museum is nicely organized. You need some time to go through it. I recommend that you take at least three to four hours for visit this place. Is definitely worth it.
  • The best part of my trip. So much to see, each exhibition well put together and sectioned. Amazing artifacts from all over the world and so little time to digest it all. Loads of replicas and reenactments and molds depicting the culture of peoples. The only issue I had was identifying what was authentic and what had been made for display as there were no detailed descriptions of each item. And the dinosaur exhibition was life-size, as was most of the others and jaw widening. Do not miss this. Tickets are $23 for general admission, $28 for plus one special show (pick of volcanoes, dinosaurs or Butterflies) and $33 for all specials
  • What a great museum. You can spend hours and hours and not finish the whole thing. Nice thing is if you pay at the museum and not online you can pay what you want(suggested price is $23 per person) if you are only doing the main exhibits. A family of 6 beside me paid $5 each. So great place to spend a day if outside weather is not cooperating with your plans or if you really love museums.

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