American Museum of Natural History, New York City

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Natural History Museum
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 went to the American Museum of Natural History early in the morning. All the exhibits we're very informative and interesting. After about 3 hours I left and I didn't see everything the museum has to...  more »
  • The number of dinosaurs in this museum is outstanding. The diorama's are really good, they even had a collection of Australian birds!!  more »
  • For the admission fee (which is suggested, by the way, not fixed), you could spend a whole day here and still not finish walking around the place. There are simply too many things to see in here! Go t...  more »
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  • 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!
  • This is an awesome museum to visit for the first time. Their exhibitions don't change much. So you can see majority of exhibits in one or two visits. The level of detail is pretty impressive. The museum is clean and looks well maintained. It can be pricey to visit this place but sometimes they offer free admission.
  • 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!
  • I'm sure that the museum is as spectacular as everyone says it is. Sadly I can't confirm this as by the time we'd got through all the lines we'd just about had enough. The line for tickets was huge, so we purchased on line tickets, only to be told we'd purchased vouchers and not tickets and so had to go back to the ticket line. Because we had vouchers and not cash, it was a complicated process to get the tickets... and then we had to join another line to have the tickets scanned. When we got towards the front of the scan queue, they changed their minds and we were let in just on a quick visual of the tickets. The exhibits I did see were pretty amazing especially the human origins section. The rest passed in a blur of sore feet and tiredness. Our small group consisted of people from Florida, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, New York and myself from the UK and our experience could have been so much better. We were left with the impression that visitors were an unavoidable inconvenience to staff who were there to look after the museum.
  • Great museum on the history of nature. A large part of the museum consists of (beautiful) dioramas. We were treated kind of rude by the security people outside. Getting inside with a child in a stroller is not easy due to the stairs and should be improved. Be sure to buy a ticket at the ticket booths in the main hall to be able to give less than the suggested price.