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American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
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  • American Museum of Natural HistoryAmbassadorPro 2014
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    A must for families and for those who love history museum exhibits, you cannot miss this museum. It is extensive and very popular, so be prepared!

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  • American Museum of Natural HistoryPro 2014
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    I think I can spend hours upon hours exploring this place. This is a must when you're in NY. This was the one museum I was excited to see when I came to NY. It is so huge and so many floors and so many things to check out and explore. Our ticket also came with a movie, we chose the great white shark movie in 3D. My favorite exhibits were the birds because it had a few ducks. I wish it had more ducks though. LA Natural History Museum has more ducks though :P

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    This museum is huge to visit and it has lots of people in the place and is easy to get lost and turn around in this place. Disability access is difficult need to watch for where the elevators are located what direction you’re going. No disability parking and curb cuts are difficult to navigate around and it’s across from Central Park.

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    This museum is awesome. Huge collection of everything from gigantic dinosaur skeletons to wild animals to masks and other indigenous gear from places like Papua New Guinea. Great with kids but equally good without. One of my favorite spots for a Saturday afternoon.

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    One of the most interesting museums in New York City and the best place to take your kids aside from, perhaps, Liberty Science Center. My favorite two parts of the museum have always been the dinosaur exhibits and the hall of meteorites.

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    Just across Columbus Avenue, it also house the new Planetarium. One of the best Dinosaur exhibits in the world.

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    This museum is huge and wonderful. Obligatory passage for those going to New York the first time. You must contribute at the entrance but can contribute with $ 1, which can be a great savings on a long trip.

    Este museu é enorme e maravilhoso. Passagem obrigatória para quem vai a Nova York pela primeira vez. Você deve contribuir na entrada, mas pode contribuir com US $ 1, que pode ser uma grande economia em uma longa viagem.

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    New York has so many amazing museums to choose from but for a truly unique experience take a stop by the American Museum of Natural History. Even if you only have time to explore some of the fascinating exhibits you will learn so much about this beautiful planet and the flora and fauna living on her. Great to visit with little kids and big kids (even adult kids!)! Hand down one of my favorite museums!

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    Honestly, if you come here you just don't even need to plan anything else for your day. It's like the Louvre, but with dinosaurs. Rainy days are totally well spent here, while sunny days should be outside biking or walking around!

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    I love this place...some of my earliest memories are of my Dad taking me here...over the years I have taken lots of friends and now my Brother, his wife and I take his kids. I can't get enough of the Dinosaurs, the giant whale...they have incredible films on nature and Science...the place is just amazing

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    You really could spend the whole day inside the NYC landmark. Gape at the giant dinosaur fossils, explore the mysteries of the cosmos in the Hayden Planetarium and giggle with delight in the butterfly conservatory. Afterward, if your kids have pent-up energy, take them for a walk and let 'em play in Central Park.

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  • American Museum of Natural HistoryPro 2014

    The American Museum of Natural History covers four blocks between West 77th and 81st Streets and—with its enormous galleries of dinosaurs, aquatic life, fossils, and meteorites—is one of the city's most appealing museums for children.

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    This is one of my favorites. See a giant blue whale hanging from the ceiling, dinosaurs, and too many wildlife diaromas to count. Plus it's the setting of the movie "Night at the museum". General admission is $22/person but I recommend adding at least one special exhibit to your ticket and visiting the planetarium show.

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    Spent so many afternoons here with my daughter when she was younger and we live a few blocks away. Huge amazing place.

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    This collection is as impressive as it is extensive. The amazing exhibits are well organized and the material here is fascinating.

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    Heading to a museum might not seem like the coolest thing to do for a kid but honestly, NYC's Museum of Natural History is a sure hit. For starters, it's huge--25 interconnected buildings--which means you're certain to find something that interests just about everyone: dinosaurs, human origins, outer space, underwater life, geology....There also is an IMAX theater if you just want to kick back for awhile and a great butterfly conservatory too where visitors can step into a tropical setting with hundreds of butterflys flying about. And if you still find you've got to make a hard sell, mention that this museum was the setting for the movie 'Night at the Museum'--that'll pique their interest, for sure.

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    The American Museum of Natural History is in desperate need of an upgrade. Although the special exhibits can be good and the conservatory is impressive, the permanent collection consists primarily of stuffed animals in glass boxes. Maybe worthwhile for young children. A big yawn for adults.

    A lost opportunity to leverage modern technology to capture the imagination and help visitors explore nature and the world.

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    Though the exhibits may not truly come alive here, this museum was the main set for "Night at the Museum". Look through the exhibits and recall scenes from the action-adventure movie, or just enjoy experiencing a nature in the big city.

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    I adore AMNH. The Hayden Sphere is an incredible experience. I know a lot of people don't want to pay the extra $14 or whatever it is for the show, but it's worth it to do at least once. And a heads up - the entrance fee is a suggested donation, not a mandatory one, so you can give whatever you feel is appropriate at the main desk (that doesn't apply to the planetarium though.)

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    An amazing place to take kids in nyc, or take your inner paleontologist for a walk. Crazy dinosaur skeletons and top notch natural history in a beautiful, historic building on the Upper West Side.

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As the largest natural history museum in the world, the AMNH is one of New York City's most popular educational attractions. Featuring immense collections of artifacts, fossils and interactive exhibits, the Museum will leave you with a sense of connection to our fascinating natural world. Dinosaurs welcome you to the Main Hall, after which you're free to follow your fancy, whether that be human evolution, gemstones or Ice Age mammals. For an extra cost, visitors can also enjoy super-sized feature films at the IMAX theater or explore our universe at the Rose Center for Earth and Space planetarium.

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4.5 out of 5
148 members' reviews
16,218 people visited American Museum of Natural History
  • Open Hours:

    Daily, 10am-5:45pm, Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
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    (212) 769-5100
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    http://www.amnh.org/

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