American Museum of Natural History
599 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
My son can spend an entire day in the dinosaur rooms alone, but he also loves the Hall of Human Origins. Beyond the famous exhibits, the Discovery Center holds all kinds of hands-on stuff for kids—dinosaur bones, microscopes, archaeology. It’s all designed just for kids ages 5-10. Controlled, timed-entry keeps the Discovery Center from getting crowded. So as soon as you get to the museum, get your timed entry ticket from admissions. That way you can enjoy other exhibits while you wait.
Tips from locals
Beautiful museum, I definitely recommend spending an afternoon there. Great for kids as well!
This is by far NYC’s best museum - especially if you are a science geek like me :). You can spend your afternoon here, and since you are on the Upper West Side, you can explore the neighborhood bit more and visit Lincoln Center.
nothing better than the real thing. This place blows my mind every time! a testament to when people cared about exploring this world and preserving what they saw! Upper West Side.
The iconic NYC natural history museum has just underwent a renovation and is a sight to see. It is also a free museum.
The American Museum of Natural History, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, is the largest natural history museum in the world.
If you're kids are familiar with "Night of the Museum", check it out... It's close, but a bit too far to walk to. Free admission. Do not let them talk you into the $70/person suggested donation. Also, bring snacks... Cafeteria is a madhouse!
It's just very beautiful! I love it...I can go there many days and still be amazed! I am in love with history.... this is a very beautiful museum and there's a gift shop store on one of the floors which has gifts for everyone and not expensive :) I hope you can go visit it too :)
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