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American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History

If you’ve seen the movie A Night at the Museum, you already understand the appeal of the world-class Museum of Natural History. If you haven’t, believe us, it’s an amazing place! Visitors of all ages will find something to intrigue them, whether it’s the Alaskan Brown Bear diorama, the 563 carat Star of India sapphire, or a skullcap of Pachycephalasasurus – a plant-eating dinosaur that lived 65 million years ago!

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world. Founded in 1869, this museum is most famous for its collection of dinosaur fossils and Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, which features a 94-foot whale model!

Hours

Daily, 10:00 am-5:45 pm

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Redemption Instructions

Explorer Pass covers general admission to the museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium). All temporary exhibits and shows are additional and have an extra cost that may be purchased at the museum.

Note

The New York Explorer Pass does not include temporary exhibits and shows. Tickets to additional exhibits may be purchased at the museum.

Address

Central Park West at 79th St.
New York, NY
10024

Public Transportation

Subway: Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street.

When you’ve completed your educational and interactive learning experience, stop by one of the museum’s themed shops, including the official Museum Shop. If you work up an appetite, a variety of dining options are available for all budgets, ranging from the Museum Food Court (great for families) to Café on One, which serves gourmet adult fare.

Save on admission to the Museum of Natural History, plus New York City's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the New York Explorer Pass!

The New York Explorer Pass entitles you entry to the following permanent exhibits (please call the museum to verify the hall is open on the day you are visiting):

Biodiverstity & Envrionmental Halls: The Biodiversity and Environmental Halls offer a vivid and inspiring vision of the spectacular beauty and abundance of life on Earth. Of note, the Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life includes a 94 foot long 21,000 lb model of a blue whale suspended from the ceiling.

Birds & Reptiles and Amphibians Halls: The Museum’s Birds Halls portray the wide variety of avian life on the planet, and the Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians reviews the anatomy, behavior, and various adaptations of these vertebrates. The Earth and Planetary Sciences halls showcase remarkable specimens, including meteorites, minerals, and rare gems, that offer clues about the origins of our solar system and the dynamic processes of our planet.

Fossil Halls: One of the premier attractions in New York City is the Museum's series of fossil halls, including its two famed dinosaur halls in the David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing, as well as the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing of Mammals and Their Extinct Relatives.

Human Origins and Cultural Halls: The Hall of Human Origins explores the evolutionary story of the human family, while the Cultural Halls examine the cultures of Asia, Africa, North and South America, and the Pacific.

Mammal Halls: With precise depictions of geographical locations and careful, anatomically correct mounting of the specimens, the dioramas in the Museum's Mammal Halls are among the most renowned in the world.

Rose Center for Earth and Space: The Rose Center for Earth and Space encompasses the spectacular Hayden Sphere and exhibitions that explore the vast range of sizes in the cosmos, the 13-billion-year history of the universe, the nature of galaxies, stars, and planets, and the dynamic features of planet Earth.

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 4.2 out of 5 stars (based on 6 customer ratings)
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3
Very large and showing age
By Bert from Philadelphia PA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations American Museum of Natural History:

Very expansive w/great variety but was put off by constant section closures for private affairs. Some desirable exhibits require an additional ticket and expense. Also, showing signs of age, wear and tear, etc. Overall however, a great deal to take in at one location.

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3
Great to see the dinosaurs
By Nathan from Belgium on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations American Museum of Natural History:

half special, half boring. But I guess it's a museum everyone will find something he likes

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4
Full Day
By urbanpeach Verified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on
Pros:
Lots to do, Hands on Activities
Cons:
Expensive Food,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations American Museum of Natural History:

Full day of adventures for a nine year old boy. It was so much it was overwhelming. A good idea may be breaking up the day by leaving to go to Central Park and then returning to visit the rest of the musuem.

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5
Worth it but read my important info
By Neenie from Melbourne Australia on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations American Museum of Natural History:

The museum is enormous and fabulous; go prepared for long day on feet. If you have NY Explorer Pass & expect express entry you will be disillusioned. Important:Museum has different levels of entry & NY pass is for general admission only so check which level you want before using your Pass because e.g. general admission doesn't get you into some exhibits e.g. Hayden Planetarium Show. If you want more than general admission I advise you to simply pay for the ticket & not use your NY pass on this museum as it is economically better to do it that way.

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5
Excellent Museum!!!!
By Ivo Janssens from Tongeren Belgium on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations American Museum of Natural History:

Marvelous place with so much to see and learn! You need at least a full day long (or more) to see everything! Very nice exhibition!

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5
One of the best museums ever!
By Dave Verified Reviewer from San Francisco, CA on
Pros:
Has everything, Huge
Cons:
Not enough time,
Best Uses:
Appeals to everyone,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations American Museum of Natural History:

We had such a blast at the American Museum of Natural History. Can't believe we hadn't visited it up until now. We spent about 6 hours there and could have easily come back another day. We loved to Rose Center for Earth and Space! Cant wait to go back.

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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

Central Park West at 79th St.
New York, NY
10024

Phone: (212) 769-5100

Website: American Museum of Natural History

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