American Museum of Natural History: World-Renowned Manhattan Attraction
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1,571 Ratings
New York City
Experience awe and wonder at the American Museum of Natural History, one of the world's largest and most renowned museums. Explore the past and present, from dinosaur bones to far-off galaxies. Perfect for adults and children alike, add this Manhattan attraction to your New York itinerary for a day of unforgettable wonderment.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • American Museum of Natural History - Immerse yourself in the thrill of exploration with over 40 exhibit spaces dedicated to the wonders of nature and the cosmos at the American Museum of Natural History, a premier attraction in New York City.

Residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut: you have the flexibility to choose what you pay for General Admission tickets to the Museum, which grants you entry to over 40 permanent exhibits, the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. It’s important to be aware that General Admission does not cover special exhibitions, the butterfly conservatory, the large-format film, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show.

What's Included
  • Explore the Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Insectarium
  • Unlimited entry to all permanent exhibition halls
  • Discover the cosmos at the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Innovate at the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education & Innovation
Additional Information

Experience one of the most illustrious and extensive museums globally, The American Museum of Natural History. This acclaimed establishment in New York allows for a stimulating and enlightening experience for both kids and adults. Immerse yourself in a journey from the time of the dinosaurs to distant galaxies. Insert this well-liked Manhattan point of interest in your New York travel plan for an unforgettable day filled with awe and fascination.

Basic entry allows exploration of the enduring exhibits, the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation.

For a more comprehensive experience, General Admission Plus One offers all the benefits of Basic Entry, with an additional pass to either the Butterfly Vivarium, a film on a colossal screen, or the Hayden Planetarium Space Show.

  • You must make a timed entry reservation to the Museum after booking with Viator.
Location
American Museum of Natural History
79th Street, Central Park West
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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William_a
May 26, 2024
A gem on every floor - It is hard to pick a highlight. Every floor had something special. Our only regret is that we did not plan to spend more time.
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Seattle98102
May 21, 2024
Brilliant and fun tour guide on free Museum Highlights Tour - We took a 75 minute Museum Highlights Tour with volunteer guide Marian and she was FANTASTIC -- super knowledgeable, enthusiastic, funny, and took the time to detour to something some other visitors wanted to see. Marian had so many rapid-fire facts and stories to share and delivered a wonderful and educational experience. Thank you to Marian and the rest of the info staff and guards - who are also very friendly and helpful.
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Safari30035593016
May 17, 2024
Magical place - Amazing place! Take your time, as the museum is huge. You take a trip back in time! Incredible experience and new knowledge.
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Anitahu5046fq
May 17, 2024
Excellent everything! - Absolutely loved this beautiful museum. So many things I've never seen at any museum. The history of Mexico had so many beautiful items, facts and history. The presentation of the animals was amazing. Overall, a very beautiful museums with a lot to see and do.
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Dianaminino
May 13, 2024
An Excellent Option - My children love this museum, we have visited it 3 times and we always have something new and wonderful to see. If your children love dinosaurs like mine, I recommend visiting the T-Rex area 🦖
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Canouan13
May 5, 2024
Exciting, especially with children! - Obviously... with children aged 8 and 10 it was a treat! Super interesting, even if there are a lot of people, it's not oppressive. You have to take the time to explore the countless rooms and mazes and immerse yourself in the past then discover the magnificent and majestic new wing. There are must-sees that you don't see elsewhere... not to be missed! Allow several hours... Obviously, preferably plan a day with gloomy or even rainy weather.
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Laura_t
May 26, 2024
This ticket is NOT a skip the line - The museum itself was great! Walking through the museum and seeing everything was just amazing. I felt that the ticket on here was a bit misleading…having a viator “voucher” only meant you got to stand in line with everyone else that was paying for a ticket. So basically yes you buy this ticket…but you don’t get to walk in…you still have to stand in the 20min line with people buying tickets. Felt that should have been clearer.
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Diego_piazza
May 22, 2024
Very nice, perhaps a step below the top others in the city - Very beautiful and truly very large museum; To see everything you definitely need a whole day. After seeing the other museums in the city, perhaps this makes it slightly cheaper, but still worth a visit
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Tashadragon
May 5, 2024
The last hour of the day is free! - We visited the museum much later than intended and were met with the pleasant surprise that, as there was only one hour left of opening hours that day, entry was free! We had a great visit and the exhibits are interesting and well looked after.
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Switzerland8888
May 9, 2024
Old-fashion Museum - The dinosaur skeletons are impressive and the planatarium is attractive. Otherwise a very old fashion museum. Completely overloaded, musty, dark. Many of the animal specimens are almost unappetizing. A whole series of small mammals, for example, look as if they have been nailed to the wall. Museum design looks different. * The dinosaur skeletons are impressive and the planatarium is attractive. Otherwise a very old fashion museum. Completely overloaded, musty, dark. A large part of the animal specimens are almost unappetizing. A whole series of small mammals, for example, look as if they have been nailed to the wall. Museum design looks different.
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