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American Museum of Natural History

579 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

Tips from locals

M
M
November 17, 2018
One of the nostalgic greats in NYC. Enjoy & let your inner child loose!
Alvaro
Alvaro
January 15, 2020
Keep an eye on this: Dont pay the full price on line or with some city passes. Its a suggested price, you can pay whatever you want at the entrance.
Juan
Juan
August 30, 2019
I’m a member here. Ask me about it if interested in going.
John
John
December 23, 2019
Dinosaurs, planetarium, interestingly timeless dioramas that still seem to work. Blue whale hanging from the ceiling.
Yves
Yves
November 21, 2018
Great natural history + dinosaurs!
Dee
Dee
November 15, 2018
Iconic Museum, a must see!
Eva
Eva
November 10, 2019
This one is my favorite of the museums
Sharon
Sharon
January 23, 2020
Entrance fee very affordable and dinosaur exhibit is amazing.
Welcome
Welcome
February 10, 2020
Simply take a train from Hicksville into Penn Station. Grab a train uptown to the museum. The whole world is at your fingertips! This is the most amazing place. The exhibitions keep changing! Great for the whole family.
Luther
Luther
January 27, 2020
One of my longtime favorites. So much time has been spent in this museum.
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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