American Museum Of Natural History

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  • Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan), United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +212-7695100
  • Ticket Price: 19 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Natural History Museum

American Museum Of Natural History - Review

American museum of natural history Tickets -

  • Adult: USD 23
  • Student (with ID): USD 18
  • Senior (ages 60+): USD 18
  • Children (ages 2 - 12): USD 13 

American museum of natural history prices plus one special exhibition, giant-screen film, or Space Show -

  • Adult: USD 28
  • Student (with ID): USD 22.50
  • Senior (ages 60+): USD 22.50
  • Children (ages 2 - 12): USD 16.50

AMNH tickets plus all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show -

  • Adult: USD 33
  • Student (with ID): USD 27
  • Senior (ages 60+): USD 27
  • Children (ages 2 - 12): USD 20

American museum of natural history parking price: USd 24 -USD 49

American museum of natural history hours -

  • Everyday: 10 am – 5:45 pm
  • Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • Museum highlight tours timing - 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:15 pm.

Explainers timing -

  • Monday–Friday, 1 pm–5 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm


American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is one of the largest museums in the world, located in the upper-west side of New York. The museum houses 28 interconnected buildings along with 45 permanent exhibitions and a planetarium and a library. American museum of natural history was built in 6th April 1869 by Albert Smith Bickmore. The museum is famous for its largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world.

The museum was built to discover knowledge of human culture and natural history through scientific research. The American Museum of Natural History NYC exhibits include over 33 million specimens of plants,fossils, minerals, animals, rocks and human cultural artifacts. The museum has the Hall of Biodiversity, a visual representation of the scope of life on Earth and why it needs to be protected. And don't forget to take a stroll through the Hall of Ocean Life and see the big whale. See the iconic T. Rex skeleton and Easter Island head that inspired characters in the film Night at the Museum. Also, the museum records over 5 million visits per year. The Museum of Natural History exhibits are so vast, that it takes almost 2 and a half hours to explore the museum. Enjoy all special exhibitions, IMAX films, and the Hayden Planetarium. There is plenty of Museum of Natural History parking available for the visitors and the museum is very convenient to reach.

AMNH Exhibitions -

1. Permanent Exhibitions -

  • Biodiversity and Environmental Halls: This exhibition in American Museum of Natural History, New York offers an overview of the spectacular beauty of the life on Earth.
  • Birds and Reptiles and Amphibians Halls: Showcases distinct environments in the world and the unique animals and birds that inhabit those lands.
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences Halls: Provides an insight into the world of gems, minerals and meteorites.
  • Fossil Halls: Features fossils of primitive mammals, dinosaurs and vertebrate origins.
  • Grand Gallery: Different specimens on an extended display.
  • Human Origins and Cultural Halls: This exhibition has halls dedicated to different cultures in the world.
  • Mammal Halls: Introduces visitors to the diversity of wildlife throughout the world.
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space: Explores the history of universe and galaxies, planets and solar systems.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial: Charts the journey of Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Discovery Room: Provides an interactive gateway to the wonders of the museum.


2. Current Exhibitions: Despite of the low American Museum of Natural History prices, visitors get to experience plenty of new exhibitions. The ongoing exhibitions in the museum include:

  • Inside You: This exhibition introduces visitors about the bacteria that live on and around the human body. It also educates about the evolving human body and the pioneer scientists in medical research field.
  • Opulent Oceans: The exhibition is based on the book ‘Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History’. It features beautifully intricate scientific artworks.
  • Amazon Adventure: This exhibit documents the extraordinary journey of Henry Bates who provided proofs to Charles Darwin’s ‘theory of evolution’
  • Our Senses: An exhibit of its kind, Our Senses makes you put your sensory organs on test in carefully designed natural spaces. An interactive session also educates about the importance and origin behind our senses.
  • Unseen Oceans: This exhibit lets you experience the ocean in the most unique way. It puts light on the habitats of the world’s most mysterious aquatic animals.


3. Past Exhibitions: The American Museum of Natural History has been home to many legendary exhibits. Some of the past exhibitions include Earthflight, Mummies, Humpback Whales and Crocs.

  • Education: The museum provides various educational programs for students as well as adults. These consist of Class Field Trips, Adventures in Science, After-School programs and Online Courses for educators.
  • Sleepovers: This is a unique fun activity introduced by the American Museum of Natural History. You can spend the night at the museum with access to special exhibits. The American Museum of Natural History tickets are very difficult to get for this exhibition and you have to book prior.
  • Food and Drinks: The museum has many options for dining housed inside the museum itself. The Museum Food Court, Cafe on Four and Cafe on One are there to serve your hunger pangs.
  • Shops: The American Museum of Natural History is a home to many gift shops. The three-storeyed building consists of plenty of shops to buy unique gifts and artifacts. Some of these shops are the museum shop, planetarium shop, cosmic shop, dino store and exhibition shops.

 American Museum Of Natural History is one of the tourist attractions in 3 day New York City Itinerary and 14 days in New York Itinerary. You must visit this amazing attraction in NYC.

American Museum Of Natural History Information

  • Food court and cafes are present.
  • It has the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world.
  • VISA and MasterCard accepted and senior citizens should carry an identity validation.
  • All the exhibitions are accessible by wheelchairs and wheelchairs are available at first-come first-serve basis.
  • Service animals are welcome to visit the museum.
  • There are several accessible entrances and exits in the museum.
  • All belongings must be collected before the museum closes.
  • Photography for personal use is allowed, except where restricted.
  • Selfie-sticks are not allowed.
  • Outside eatables are not allowed inside the museum.
  • Flash photography is not allowed.

How To reach American Museum Of Natural History by Public Transport

  • By subway: The closest subway station to the museum is the 72nd street station for the 1,2 and 3 trains.
  • By bus: M79 bus stops on West 81st street M7, M10, M11, M86 and M104 buses also stop near the museum
  • By train: You can reach the museum by train from Long Island, New Jersey and outside the New York City Metro area.

Restaurants Near American Museum Of Natural History

  • Gari - Japanese
  • Ocean Grill – Seafood, Oysters
  • Shake Shack – Burgers, Hot dogs

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  • American Museum Of Natural History Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan), United States
  • American Museum Of Natural History Contact Number: +212-7695100
  • American Museum Of Natural History Timing: 10:00 am - 05:45 pm
  • American Museum Of Natural History Price: 19 USD
  • Best time to visit American Museum Of Natural History(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit American Museum Of Natural History: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 65.67% of people who visit New York City include American Museum Of Natural History in their plan

  • 37.13% of people start their American Museum Of Natural History visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see American Museum Of Natural History

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People normally club together The Metropolitan Museum Of Art ( The Met ) and Solomon R Guggenheim Museum while planning their visit to American Museum Of Natural History.

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American Museum Of Natural History, New York City Reviews

  • Wow! What a great place this is must I say. Started off by coming in to an enormous room with gigantic towering pillars which are some greatly impressive architecture. Came in thinking this would be a quick walk through with a some models to looks at and fossils however I was greatly wrong, I could’ve spent the whole day in there with the greatly in depth explanation for each piece of history in there. Was in there for at least 3 hours and merely scraped the surface of information in there and failed to visit all floors. The food court was a tasty experience and the prices were slightly high however that is to be expected in New York. Would recommend to everyone and it’s very possible to spend a whole day exploring in there. God bless America.

  • This has been my favorite museum since going there in 3rd grade, while living in Levittown, NY. It was a field trip, and my first big bus ride! Coming into the main hall was something that got my attention, then, and now - Yes the T-Rex. Even in a bony state it was awesome and a bit scary. My most recent visit was this past summer, and it was changed from my penultimate visit, about 8 years previous. But it was still wonderful. Kids of that age 8-12, seem to be most taken with all of the wonder, variety and uniqueness of the different displays...well, it can be magical when working on those young, impressionable minds. It was probably why I ended up getting a degree in Geology, and specializing in paleontology. I urge you to make this a visit when you come to the Big Apple to see the sights (sites!), and even if you don't have kids, stand next to some when viewing things, in case you'd feel strange as a lone adult looking at neat things around dozens of younger creatures. It doesn't bother me, just enjoy and socialize with the docents and others who seem amenable to interacting with you.

  • I visited while I was in New York City. It's right across the street from Central Park. There was a very long line outside the doors of people waiting to get in and was extremely crowded while we tried to see the exhibits so we had to stay close or we would have lost each other in the crowd. See photos I took and you'll see what I mean. Another thing I found interesting was the cost of getting in. They have a suggested price for kids and adults, but you can pay as much or as little as you want since it runs off donations. I've never seen anything like that so that was pretty cool. The ocean exhibit was closed downstairs which sucked but what I did get to see was awesome. I felt like I was in another country bc almost all the other tourists there spoke different languages, which was pretty cool. Other than that, beautiful museum and exhibits! It was definitely worth it coming here!

  • Cafe service is appalling. Easy to get lost in odd museum layout. Not worth paying the full suggested expensive fee and exhibits could be more informative! We went 5 minutes early for the ocean exhibit and employee told us rudely to come back. When we came back there was a huge line for our kids. Why would he not let us line up? Train your museum and cafe employees to be pleasant and have common sense please!!!!

  • Simply: One of the best museums of natural history in the world. Plan at least one day for your visit, to see the whole exhibition. Plan even more time, when you like to see the movies in the theaters and the special exhibitions. Top and amazing is the Dinosaurs Exhibition. It's always very crowded. Take a museum map for orientation. Have a break: There is a food concourse on the lower level and a lunch zone for schools. Or go to "Cafe on 4".

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