American Museum of Natural History, New York City

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Navigate the wonders of the natural world at American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest museums in the world. Conveniently located across from Central Park, the museum complex features 45 permanent exhibits spread throughout 27 interconnected buildings. Admire the life-size displays of African elephants as you tour the Hall of African Mammals, or head to the Hall of Fossils to see fossilized skeletons of Tyrannosaurus rex or a giant Stegosaurus. Enhance your museum experience with an IMAX movie or a show in the planetarium. To visit American Museum of Natural History and other attractions in New York City, use our New York City trip planner .
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  • A museum to visit it you'll Recalling films that was shot... this very well decorated and with a very well-kept collection and besieged correctly so you're seeing everything there is to see it
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  • Beautiful Museum where you can spend hours and hours of the huge thing that is. Although somewhat confused, they give a plane entering it is undoubtedly imperative. It also has a planetarium that extends the range of things to see. Go with long time since in nearly 3 hours not enough time to see it in detail. No doubt a great Museum that is obligatory go.
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  • The Museum's huge takes a long time to scroll through all your interior. Despite the rows all very organized. The Museum has a shop and Cafe to take a pause and take a breath. Children love.
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  • A great Natural History museum! I'm from the DC area, so paying for a museum felt weird, and it was definitely expensive, but wow! What a great museum! We spent most of our time in the fossils. I've never seen such an awesome display! There was a phenomenal number and variety of fossils, and everybody enjoyed them. There was a mummy exhibit on when we toured, and it was both well done and very respectful to the mummies. The taxidermist animals we're great too, very well done, and I really enjoyed the efforts to make the displays as lifelike as possible. Sadly we weren't able to get to much more (young children get tired), but I would love to visit again in the future. A wonderful museum!
  • It's a good place to go if you enjoy learning. You could easily spend 2 or 3 hours inside. There're cafeterias inside and many places to sit down and have a rest. Suggested ticket is $22 but if you are interested interested in the temporary expositions you can pay less. A very appealing place to go.
  • Amazing and jaw dropping! Wonderful collection! It seemed bigger than the Smithsonian version in Washington, DC, but I could not verify this. But I personally liked this more than the DC version. This is a MUST for every NY tourist. And please don't be cheap! Just because it is a pay-any-amount museum doesn't mean you should pay less! The value and amount of exhibits inside are worth way more than the USD22 admission fee.
  • It is overpriced, dirty and run-down. It's hard to navigate, with a lot of backtracking from dead-ends and walking up and down stairs (elevators take forever). Some exhibits and areas were closed down. A lot of exhibits were lame (stuffed birds behind glass, for example). A lot of staff incompetent and rude. I would go here only if I had run out of things to do in NYC. Also, don't let them fool you on the ticket price. They advertise $22, but it is $35 if you want access to the "special exhibitions." If you want to go to a museum in NYC, I would go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is truly world class and has a "wow" factor to it. Very large collection, excellent pieces. Almost at the level of the Vatican in Rome (which is my favorite), but, unlike the Vatican, not as crowded and tickets are at a voluntary, suggested donation price.
  • Amazing place! Totally worth see it! There are so many things that you have to have all day to see everything. And their app is also great thing! It leads you to exhibition you want to see. Perfect place!

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