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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.
Lisa
Lisa
February 15, 2017

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M
M
November 17, 2018
One of the nostalgic greats in NYC. Enjoy & let your inner child loose!
Leon
Leon
August 17, 2019
Beautiful museum, I definitely recommend spending an afternoon there. Great for kids as well!
Jan-Erik
Jan-Erik
October 23, 2019
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.
Juan
Juan
August 30, 2019
I’m a member here. Ask me about it if interested in going.
Benham
Benham
October 22, 2019
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.
Yves
Yves
November 21, 2018
Great natural history + dinosaurs!
Dee
Dee
November 15, 2018
Iconic Museum, a must see!
Mayra
Mayra
October 27, 2019
The iconic NYC natural history museum has just underwent a renovation and is a sight to see. It is also a free museum.
Stephanie
Stephanie
September 24, 2019
There is a suggested admission price, however, pay what you can.
Tina
Tina
October 07, 2019
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.
Jeff & Kelly
Jeff & Kelly
November 12, 2018
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!
Mercedes
Mercedes
November 13, 2018
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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Location
New York, NY 10024
Phone+1 212-769-5100
Websiteamnh.org
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wifi
Free
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