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American Museum of Natural History


American Museum of Natural History

79th Street and Central Park West, New York, 10024, NY

The American Museum of Natural History is a must-do. Starting with the tallest baryonyx skeleton in the world at the main entrance, AMNH presents extensive compendium of artifacts and exhibits from the natural world — the famous dioramas, Mammal halls, Ocean life, Rose Planetarium, Gems and Minerals, the Butterfly Conservatory, Hall of Human Origins. Word to the wise: It’s best to focus your visit at rather than attempting to take it all in. Pick a few exhibits of particular interest, spend real time in them, and save other sections for your next trip. Families who try to see it all will almost surely overwhelmed, dazed, and exhausted, able to recall little other than feeling overwhelmed, dazed, and exhausted! By limiting your focus, your kids will have a more meaningful and more memorable experience.

Recent Traveler Reviews

You can learn a lot

by Patrycja K

We went there because of special exhibition - dinosaurs! Our son is obsessed in T-rex. Whole museum is pretty big but special exhibition was disappointing. Luckily they have more dinosaurs skeletons...
Pay what you can!

by abbyamy

Love that they have the option to pay what you can which makes it accessible to all. We were able to pay the full entrance fee and did, and it is nice to know that…