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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History

Recommended Admission: $22.00 pp - Included with your New York Explorer Pass!

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!

Redemption Instructions

Present your Pass at any ticket counter for general admission ticket. 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.

Closings

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

Note

Admission does not include temporary exhibits and shows.Tickets to additional exhibits may be purchased at the museum. If you wish to purchase, you will receive the following special reduced upgrade rate for the Space Show, IMAX Film, or any special exhibition:

$12.50 Adult
$ 9.50 Child

Phone: (212) 769-5100

Website: www.amnh.org

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 4 out of 5 stars (based on 7 customer ratings)
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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Great museum but DO NOT USE YOUR PASS!
By RJ Verified Reviewer from UK on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations American Museum of Natural History:

The museum itself is brilliant however if you want to see the Hayden planetarium, the 3D shark show etc. DO NOT USE YOUR PASS!!! The pass only grants you admission to the general museum (worth $22) To see the additional exhibits you have to pay up to $27 extra PER EXHIBIT! You are better off getting a super saver ticket ($35) and saving the explorer pass for something else. Also, arrive early as it takes a good six hours to see the whole museum.

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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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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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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Full Day
By urbanpeach Verified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on
Pros:
Hands on Activities, Lots to do
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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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

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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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

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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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

One of the best museums ever!
By Dave Verified Reviewer from San Francisco, CA on
Pros:
Huge, Has everything
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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Hours

Daily, 10:00 am-5:45 pm

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.

Address

Central Park West at 79th St.
New York, NY 10024
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

New York Explorer Pass

  • FREE guidebook
    in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese!

At a Glance

Address

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

Phone: (212) 769-5100

Website: www.amnh.org

Adult Gate PriceChild Gate Price
$22.00 $12.50