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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  • We only had a couple hours to spend here and unfortunately had to miss several exhibit halls. But what we did see was fabulous. Very well done. 
    We only had a couple hours to spend here and unfortunately had to miss several exhibit halls. But what we did see was fabulous. Very well done.  more »
  • We were here on Sunday, April 10th. I had concerns about long lines from previous reviews, but we arrived around 11:45 AM, went to the main entrance (central park) and there was a very short... 
    We were here on Sunday, April 10th. I had concerns about long lines from previous reviews, but we arrived around 11:45 AM, went to the main entrance (central park) and there was a very short...  more »
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  • Awesome place! It takes more than one day to explore it completely but it's really worth it. Some of the art has to be kept in low temperature so it can be kinda cold, but if you bring a light jacket or a sweater you should be fine. Besides, they have a place where you can eat your own food so they don't force you to buy there as other museums do. I definitely recommend it.
  • For this visit, we did the Hall of Gems and Minerals, and Meteorites. They recently redid these galleries (last time I visited this gallery 20 years ago it had a very 70s vibe), and they are very well done. Of course this museum gets 5 stars. Spouse got a membership, so we will visit a couple more times this year. Some of the galleries are very dated and way finding isn’t perfect, but staff/volunteers are helpful. Nice main gift shop, and many mini-shops throughout.

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