American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Science Museum, History Museum, and Planetarium
200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St), New York, NY 10024, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 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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    Dave S.
    "Visit the gigantic blue whale in the Hall of Ocean Life."(41 Tips)
    Sabine D.
    "See the Dinosaurs (especially T-Rex) and the Blue Whale"(16 Tips)
    Joshua C.
    "Don't miss the hall of North American Mammals!"(14 Tips)
    David M.
    "so much knowledge about the history of dinosaurs."(90 Tips)
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  • Patrick W.

    You can pay what you wish but they don't tell you this

    Patrick Ward · 18 hours ago
  • Sandra

    La exposición de fósiles es imperdible. Mucha gente en fines de semana. Free WiFi.

    Sandra · 3 days ago
  • Natalie M.

    If you have the New York pass or city pass you can cut the line by going down the side ramps to the bottom floor to get in quicker

    Natalie M · 3 days ago
  • Nicky W.

    Watch Night at the Museum before you go here

    Nicky Wormhoudt · 4 days ago
  • 김형래 H.

    쥬라기 공원의 소재가 바로 여기에 다 있다.

    김형래 Henry Kim · 4 days ago
  • Village Voice

    Ever wonder what happens at a museum when the lights are off? The Museum of Natural History is allowing guests to sleepover and explore the exhibits after hours! Aug 1, 6:30pm, $350. Read more

    Village Voice · 5 days ago
  • Paco M.

    Two words for you. #Dinosaurs and #OceanLife. You can thank me later.

    Paco MD FACS · 6 days ago
  • Maria Fernanda

    Hermoso y gigante!

    Maria Fernanda · 1 week ago
  • Domnule O.

    This place is super cool!! I love dinosaurs!!

    Domnule Obzen · 1 week ago
  • André Luiz C.

    Sensacional! Vale muito a pena. Uma dica é vir pela manhã que é bem mais tranquilo. Venha sem bolsas ou mochilas se possível, eles pedem pra abrir na entrada.

    André Luiz Cardoso · 1 week ago
  • Sophie B.

    My absolute favorite museum in the city. Try to get to an after-hours party if you can: the museum is even cooler when it's empty.

    Sophie Bakalar · 1 week ago
  • Jesus E.

    Es importante tomarte un día para verlo por completo. Está muy bien distribuido. Y las salas de proyecciones son espectaculares.

    Jesus Enano · 1 week ago
  • Brad H.

    Long lines. Use the kiosks to speed it up

    Brad Hitchcock · 2 weeks ago
  • Gareth L.

    Shuts too early, really good dinosaur section... Canteen is poorly maintained though

    Gareth Lamerick · 2 weeks ago
  • Alice A.

    Lindo ... Passaria o dia todo l, turminha que esta comigo que só gostou doa dinossauros ... Kkkk

    Alice Araujo · 2 weeks ago
  • Insil K.

    One day is not enough to visit the whole museum!

    Insil Kim · 2 weeks ago
  • Josefinne P.

    Museu incrível! Mas não vá com pressa, reserve pelo menos 5 horas para conhecer, certamente você vai querer voltar mais vezes.

    Josefinne Pacheco · 2 weeks ago
  • Bryce C.

    I love everything about it but my favorite part is the sea animal section. It's amazing!

    Bryce Council · 2 weeks ago
  • Ayse O.

    History around world

    Ayse O. G . · 3 weeks ago
  • Robert S.

    You can spend days in here easy. Be warned we went on a whim with our luggage and even thought giant strollers are okay any luggage is not. The web site does says this but now in an easy spot.

    Robert Sergi · 3 weeks ago
  • Alina H.

    Para disfrutarse se requiere casi todo el día, deben ir a la sala Koch y a lado biodiversidad y el planetario, conviene comprar antes los boletos, de preferencia no viernes ni fin de semana

    Alina HB · 3 weeks ago
  • Jan M.

    Groß, schon!, klassisch!!!

    Jan Metzger · 3 weeks ago
  • Andrew G.

    There's so much to see here you could stay overnight! In fact, you can! Very cool museum, even if you're not a kid

    Andrew Galdi · 3 weeks ago
  • Andrew H.

    Check out the huge whale!

    Andrew Hall · 3 weeks ago
  • Gina C.

    Es espectacular!!!

    Gina Chacon · 3 weeks ago
  • Annie R.

    No pierdas tiempo y ve directo al 4to piso!!! Lo mejor esta ahí!!! Los dinosaurios son lo máximo!!!

    Annie Roman · 3 weeks ago
  • R J.

    El mejor museo

    R J · 3 weeks ago
  • Uwvie O.

    Check out the Astor Turret on the 4th floor for great views of Central Park and the skyline

    Uwvie Obodo · July 6
  • Benjamin L.

    I hadn't been in so long that I had forgotten how amazing this place is

  • Wayne S.

    Its expensive compared to the UK

    Wayne Smith · June 29
  • DoubleDeuce

    They used to hand out special Night At the Museum maps. But not anymore. Try to find it online before you go to add to your trip.

    DoubleDeuce · June 28
  • Oscar P.

    Extenso, de 4 a 6 horas para una buena visita.

    Oscar Pardo · June 28
  • Ren W.

    Awesome space shows.

    Ren Wang · June 28
  • Aleksandr p.

    U shouldn't stay in a line to buy tickets. There are automatic machines for that on a left side.

  • Afi Y.

    The planetarium is my favorite place in NYC. Pricey, but worth it. 🌛🌞💥✨💫🌠

    Afi Yellow-Duke · June 23
  • Edwulf

    Wondeful museum. Best advice is to start tour tour from top floor to bottom. Dinos get crowded so you will have better pictures and you will end your trip on fast food area.

    Edwulf · June 18
  • Mohamed A.

    It's really big I have a trick if you want to go to the museum go from 4-5 it's a free hour

    Mohamed Ahmed · June 18
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    Kirill Kukuruza · June 18
  • Milton T.

    No creo que exista un museo de historia natural tan completo, en un día es difícil verlo completo

  • Jeremy M.

    Omg way too crowded

    Jeremy McCray · June 13
  • Uldar

    Muy entretenido, aunque algunos animales están ya un poco descoloridos. Geniales los dinosaurios.

    Uldar · June 13
  • Frank M.

    Ein unglaublich tolles Museum, dass allerdings auch zum Verlaufen einlädt. Es fehlt ein wenig der rote Faden. Dennoch absolut sehenswert!

    Frank M · June 13
  • Vanessa D.

    One word is enough: T-REX!

    Vanessa Dantas · June 11
  • Andrea K.

    Todo el museo es hermoso. Recórrelo de arriba para abajo y no te pierdas la zona del océano.

    Andrea Karan · June 11
  • Yana A.

    Можно зайти по цене от 1 долл за человека, это написано при входе на стенде с расценками. Но во планетарий, например, по такому билету не пустят (в Москве всё равно лучше! ).остальное ок

    Yana Antipova · June 10
  • deer k.

    movies and special exhibition!

    deer kong · June 7
  • Mike H.

    It's not actually $25. You can pay less. They'll throw shade. But you can.

    Mike Hopkins · June 4
  • Marcos A.

    Inferior e mais confuso que o MHN de Londres. Se você já visitou o londrino, o novaiorquino é bem dispensável. Se não, é parada imperdível para adultos e crianças.

    Marcos Alves · June 1
  • Mel B.

    Wifi all along and is a great museum to spend all day with or without kids! Food is ok but not s lot of options.

    Mel Basañez · June 1
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    Chris Evans · May 31

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