American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St), New York, NY 10024, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–5:45 PM
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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. It is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.


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  • Time Out New York

    See a six-foot-tall human statue whose body parts are sized in proportion to the amount of sensory information each transmits to the brain, in the interactive "Brain: The Inside Story" exhibition.

    Time Out New York · September 13, 2010
  • NASA

    The Full Moon Exhibition in the Rose Center contains more than 75 rarely seen photographic prints from NASA's Apollo missions to the moon and are done in both impressive scale and stunning quality. Read more

    NASA · December 7, 2010
  • Time Out New York

    The museum sponsored Robert Peary’s expedition to the North Pole, and in Greenland he discovered the largest buried meteorite in the world, Cape York. Three chunks of it are on display here. Read more

    Time Out New York · November 23, 2011
  • Matt S.

    Save time and DON'T go thru the front entrance on Central Park West to get in. Instead, go in thru the planetarium on 81st and pay using the automated kiosks. Way shorter line.

    Matt S · March 29, 2010
  • Ray F.

    Giant whale hanging from the ceiling is a must see.

    Ray F. · January 31, 2010
  • Jonloge

    The donation is suggested. Pay about $2 per person but be prepared to get judgement eyes from the cashier

    Jonloge · March 28, 2010
  • Drew M.

    Free wifi awesome!

    Drew Matthews · July 26, 2010
  • New York Habitat

    This huge museum has something for everyone with its broad range of exhibits. Get off at the 81st St. stop on the 1-train which takes you right into the lower level of the museum itself.

    New York Habitat · October 4, 2011
  • Sabine D.

    See the Dinosaurs (especially T-Rex) and the Blue Whale Read more

    Sabine Dufaux · February 21, 2010
  • Movie Mayor

    In 2006's "Night At the Museum" Ben Stiller begins a new job at the American History Museum as a guard. At night, he has his hands full as the museum's collection comes to life and causes mischief Read more

    Movie Mayor · October 21, 2010
  • Dora

    Due to construction at the Museum’s front entrance, the best entrance through the end of 2010 is on 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.Powered by Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    Feel like a kid again as you’re dwarfed by the T-Rex and the Blue Whale or just surrounded magically by butterflies. It’s entertaining and educational. Use the side entrance to cut the line.

    The Corcoran Group · December 12, 2011
  • Rachel

    Check out the dinosaurs, of course.

    Rachel · June 24, 2010
  • American Museum of Natural History

    It might be cold outside, but the weather is tropical inside The Butterfly Conservatory! Mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies among tropical flowers and 80-degree temperatures.

  • Dora

    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by

    Dora · July 16, 2010
  • Andrew S.

    Go to the Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History. Make out under the big whale.

    Andrew Schneider · March 24, 2009
  • Time Out New York

    Last year, to add more realism to the Hall of North American Mammals, curators added actual pronghorn freeze-dried doo-doo collected by park rangers at the real-life Elkhorn Ranch in Montana.
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    Time Out New York · June 28, 2013
  • Memphis F.

    Love to just chill underneath the Whale.

    Memphis Fraser · June 20, 2010
  • US National Archives

    While visiting the Museum, discover this nearby photo from our Documerica collection of workers beautifying the area around Central Park and 80th St. What can you do to make our planet beautiful? Read more

    US National Archives · April 1, 2011
  • noah k.

    the blue whale on the first floor is great

    noah kagan · October 18, 2009
  • Tara S.

    Save 20 mins and use the automated ticket machine to buy general admission passes, not just tix to the diff shows

    Tara Settembre · March 22, 2010
  • Sandor W.

    "This is a pretty shitty zoo." –My three-year-old

    Sandor Weisz · April 29, 2013

    Scoping the dino bones and then adventurously exploring the echoing halls is a classic NYC rainy day experience. We also love how the museum's size and variety means every visit can be different. Read more · April 25, 2012
  • James T.

    As mayor, i would like to put forth good will and understanding to my populace. Love one another, love science and most of all - be kind!

    James Thostenson · April 30, 2012

    Three words: The whale room. You'll feel like a kid again as you lie on the floor gazing up at a giant whale suspended above. There’s also a running movie with amazing underwater footage.

    REDBOOK · December 2, 2010
  • @cfnoble

    Got kids? Make 'em use the stairs. They'll sleep well that night.

    @cfnoble · February 13, 2010
  • Barry J.

    The secret with kids here is the Discovery Room

    Barry Joseph · February 15, 2010
  • Anna D.

    Photobooth on 4th floor by the Hall of Dinosaurs.

    Anna D · March 6, 2010
  • Chad M.

    The pizza with a garlic knot is the best deal in the food court.

    Chad Murray · October 30, 2010
  • Michael C.

    Look for the photo of the snow owl flying straight at you...amazing shot.

    Michael Cooch · February 10, 2010
  • Andrew B.

    Beware of the trap door on the 3rd floor in the SW corner of the building, it leads to Land of the the Lost. Srsly, you *don't* want to get stuck in the 70's.

    Andrew Baron · September 19, 2009
  • Dominicana{{FJ}} 2.0 .

    It is such a great place for children as well for adults. There are so many,wonderful exhibits to see from the past to the present. It is always an enjoyable experience !!


    The largest natural history museum in the world with 45 exhibition halls and more than 30 million artifacts. If you want to see dinosaur fossils, head up to the fourth floor. Read more

    USA TODAY · August 12, 2013
  • Barneys New York

    Visit our favorite dinosaur at the Museum of Natural History.

    Barneys New York · November 21, 2011
  • Ron C.

    Don't pay FULL price for tickets... Avoid the kiosks and wait in line. Tell them how many people are with you and make a "donation". It can be in any amount and they can't refuse it. I usually do $1.

    Ron C. · July 25, 2010
  • Allie H.

    If you live here, you really should do all this touristy stuff once. You might find yourself returning over and over. In this case, do it once, so you can say you have, and Never Do It again. Or was i

    Allie Holmes · April 18, 2010
  • Revel In New York

    This was my favorite museum as a kid and remains so. I could spend all my time in there exploring everything from the gem stones to the dinosaur bones. -Josh Hader, Bike Builder Read more

    Revel In New York · March 31, 2010
  • Eizabeth N.

    Fun time with family last weekend!

    Eizabeth N · February 28, 2010
  • Steffen H.

    Check out the Asian Mammal Exhibit!

    Steffen Hoffman · January 6, 2010
  • John L.

    I spend a good part of my life here trailing after my science-crazy daughter. I like that I still get lost here.

    John Lee · January 4, 2010
  • Gothamist

    Beautiful butterflies are back at the American Museum of Natural History. You wait in a vestibule before entering the vivarium, which is full of tropical plants, flowers, & thousands of butterflies. Read more

    Gothamist · November 7, 2014
  • Dante S.

    This place is great for children, especially the dinosaur exhibit. This is also a great place for adults as well. You can learn about gems, the human body, or different Native American tribes.

    Dante Schulz · July 3, 2013
  • Wired

    One of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world, comprised of 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls. Read more

    Wired · August 8, 2012
  • Razorfish

    For the inner science nerd with exhibits on dinosaurs, mammals, birds, oceans, geology, human civilizations, astronomy, etc.

    Razorfish · September 20, 2011
  • Lana R.

    Museu enorme e cheio de coisas interessantes pra se ver: ou seja, incrível. Me senti em "Uma noite no museu". Imperdível!

    Lana Rocha · March 14, 2013
  • VacazionaViajes

    Aunque el museo no defrauda a nadie, los visitantes más felices en la visita suelen ser los niños. Tal vez sea por los dinosaurios o la ballena azul de 29 metros.Una visita interesante como educativa

    VacazionaViajes · August 30, 2012
  • Natalino S.

    Muito legal, a atracão imperdível!!!!!

    Natalino Simeao · July 19, 2013
  • Presnyakova H.

    Рассчитывайте свое время.здесь 4 этажа.мы два этажа за 5 ч прошли,остальные не успели.потрясающий музей!

    Presnyakova Helen · September 26, 2013
  • Miltos C.

    ο μόνος λόγος για να έρθεις σε αυτό το μουσείο είναι να απαγάγεις κανένα παιδάκι + ο Μπεν Στίλλερ δεν δουλεύει εδώ.

    Miltos Chalkidis · April 23, 2013
  • Juan Carlos L.

    Hay que organizarse bien para pasar todo el día en el museo. De esta forma podrás recorrer este gigantesco museo

    Juan Carlos Labarca Lazcano · October 2, 2011

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