American Museum of Natural History, New York City

(4.2/5 based on 16,000+ reviews on the web)
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 on your holiday in New York City, and find out what else New York City has to offer, use our New York City holiday planner.
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  • I have been visiting the AMNH for over sixty years since I was a little kid growing up on the Upper West Side, and have visited it with my own child and grandchild, but this was the first time I went ...  more »
  • This place is an absolute must if you're in New York. So much to see. I hadn't been for ten years and a few of the displays are showing some age and need updating. Make sure you see the dinosaur displ...  more »
  • This was my first visit, with not much time to be there. I will definitely go back. I think I need a couple more days, maybe more. Great attraction to put on your list if you don't want to to anything...  more »
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  • I'm changing my review to 0 star because your museum is holding live crocodiles hostage in tiny glass tanks. I 'm fan of museum but I do not tolerate American Museum of Natural History for holding live crocodile exhibit because it could be endager to your customers. Crocodiles will have power to break your glass and it could possibly escaped and sent panic through out museums and children will be terrified to see real crocodiles and will not visit your museum anymore. It properly only zoo keeper and wildlife rescue is only one could handle escaped crocodile, but if that crocodile came from zoo, ask zoo to retired crocodiles to vegan sanctuaries where crocodiles will be taken care off. Please shut down crocodile exhibit. If you cannot, please make sure to give plenty of water and foods. Until crocodiles are gone from your museum, I will not give you 5 star.
  • A world class natural history museum! The exhibits are generally well laid out and allow for a logical path through them (not too much backtracking to figure out what you missed). The various collections are impressively large and diverse (the minerals are a favorite of mine). The planetarium is pretty much state-of-the-art (thank you NDT!).
  • Spent 6 hours in this place where I felt detached from outer life. Loved every part and every corner of it. Even the gift shop was interesting. Also loved their short movies about National Parks (narrator: Robert Redford) and about space and the big bang (narrator: Neil deGrasse Tyson). Lovely structure situated in a very nice place. One of the best experiences of my life.
  • A must-see museum for the tourist to NYC or any person who lives in New York; Though you would be hard pressed to find any NY native who hasn't visited. The museum has so much in the way of artifacts, natural science exhibits, dioramas and of course, the most coveted items in the museum, the dinosaur exhibits. There are permanent dinosaur collections in the top levels, but there are also are recurring and special exhibitions that encompass all areas of life on the natural spectrum, probably the most interesting and least well-known, the Hall of Human Origins, which has fossils and genetic data. And of course my favorite, the Hall of Ocean Life.
  • Very well maintained museum. Tons of things to see. Be ready to spend better part of a day if you want to cover all floors. Dinosaurs, mammoth, metals, historic artifacts, meteorites- this place has got everything!