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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  • October 4, 2017
    The exhibitions were great, but how the museum is laid out seemed quite awkward and difficult to ensure that you saw all exhibits. I sensed that a lot of exhibits are possible examples or replicas, ra...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I thought that was a Museum for kids. And not what I could believe. It is excellent and very large. See it all requires an entire day.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The Museum is beautiful! Huge and majestic, with the right foot that impresses, and already in the entrance hall of a T-Rex bones will welcome! I felt like a child, discovering and rediscovering things. Of course, is a natural history museum: perfect for school, who want to learn about the natural life, the origin of planets, of our planet, the huge variety of natural life that we have on Earth ... There are special sessions that show up tree roots under ground , and seeds sprouting, showing everyone how important it is to respect and admire the natural life. On the other hand, my husband and I (already adults old enough) we love the exhibition of prehistoric life, the various bones and replicas of the large dinosaurs. It's lovely!!! Mounting the postures, the scenarios, all explained nicely on numerous panels. We learn too! Anyway, it is a place of learning, many waaaay rediscovered, became a child again and be charmed with the beauty of the universe. At the entrance, we were asked if we wanted to watch the movie of black holes in the Planetarium, or the adventure in 3D. Asked what was the most watched, and the attendant responded: the film of black holes at the Planetarium. ANY REGRETS!!! Those who have lived through the experience of going to a planetarium will be charmed as the first time! Who has never been to a planetarium will be amazed! It's a dream! Of course, the whole movie in English about denso: dark matter and the origin of black holes-nothing elementary ... Maaas ... If your English is fluent, and if you have ever had any contact with the subject, shallow thing even, you will understand the film and wonder with the new discoveries about the origin and structure of the universe!!!! Overwhelming!!! Now, if your English is basiquinho, and you're not an enthusiast of the complexities of the universe will love the same way!!!! The images of the stars, the galaxies, that vast Universe right before your eyes ... indescribable!!! DO NOT MISS! Not to lose and lose what you like to do the following: when you arrive don't go visiting everything! Open the map and circulate with a crayon the exhibits you want ... are four stories, so it's easier you select what you like most and go breaking for floors-saves a lot of up and down, and you get more time to enjoy what you love most. Go with spirit of adventure, learning, recall the days of school, and to have fun .... you won't regret it!
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  • June 11, 2017
    A great Natural History museum! I'm from the DC area, so paying for a museum felt weird, and it was definitely expensive, but wow! What a great museum! We spent most of our time in the fossils. I've never seen such an awesome display! There was a phenomenal number and variety of fossils, and everybody enjoyed them. There was a mummy exhibit on when we toured, and it was both well done and very respectful to the mummies. The taxidermist animals we're great too, very well done, and I really enjoyed the efforts to make the displays as lifelike as possible. Sadly we weren't able to get to much more (young children get tired), but I would love to visit again in the future. A wonderful museum!
  • July 4, 2017
    It's a good place to go if you enjoy learning. You could easily spend 2 or 3 hours inside. There're cafeterias inside and many places to sit down and have a rest. Suggested ticket is $22 but if you are interested interested in the temporary expositions you can pay less. A very appealing place to go.
  • July 5, 2017
    Amazing and jaw dropping! Wonderful collection! It seemed bigger than the Smithsonian version in Washington, DC, but I could not verify this. But I personally liked this more than the DC version. This is a MUST for every NY tourist. And please don't be cheap! Just because it is a pay-any-amount museum doesn't mean you should pay less! The value and amount of exhibits inside are worth way more than the USD22 admission fee.
  • July 1, 2017
    It is overpriced, dirty and run-down. It's hard to navigate, with a lot of backtracking from dead-ends and walking up and down stairs (elevators take forever). Some exhibits and areas were closed down. A lot of exhibits were lame (stuffed birds behind glass, for example). A lot of staff incompetent and rude. I would go here only if I had run out of things to do in NYC. Also, don't let them fool you on the ticket price. They advertise $22, but it is $35 if you want access to the "special exhibitions." If you want to go to a museum in NYC, I would go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is truly world class and has a "wow" factor to it. Very large collection, excellent pieces. Almost at the level of the Vatican in Rome (which is my favorite), but, unlike the Vatican, not as crowded and tickets are at a voluntary, suggested donation price.
  • June 12, 2017
    Amazing place! Totally worth see it! There are so many things that you have to have all day to see everything. And their app is also great thing! It leads you to exhibition you want to see. Perfect place!

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