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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world. Founded in 1869, this museum is most famous for its collection of dinosaur fossils and Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, which features a 94-foot whale model!
Other permanent exhibits include the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth (featuring a world-class geological exhibit), the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, a collection of rare and iridescent opals, and the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, an incredible walk through the evidence that supports theories about the evolution of mankind.
HoursDaily, 10:00 am–5:45 pm
ClosingsThanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
Redemption InstructionsProceed to the Main entrance of the Museum (79th St. at Central Park West) and go to the Vouchers Desk or to the Rose Center Entrance (81st St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.). Proceed downstairs to the Will Call Desk. General Admission to the American Museum of Natural History and Rose Center for Earth and Space is one choice with the New York City Explorer Pass.
Included Extra(s)Skip the Line! Proceed to Will Call Desk.
AddressCentral Park West at 79th St. New York, NY 10024
Public TransportationSubway: Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street.
The permanent collection of the Museum of Natural History is complemented by an array of unique temporary exhibitions. Some of these exhibits have included: Brain: The Inside Story, an investigative look into the brain’s constant development and key role in the sensory process; The Butterfly Conservatory, featuring 500 live specimens; Journey to the Stars, a new Space Show narrated by Whoopi Goldberg; Body and Spirit: Tibetan Medical Drawings; On Feathered Wings: Birds in Flight; and Highway of an Empire: The Great Inca Road.
When you’ve completed your educational and interactive learning experience, stop by one of the museum’s themed shops, including the official Museum Shop. If you work up an appetite, a variety of dining options are available for all budgets, ranging from the Museum Food Court (great for families) to Café on One, which serves gourmet adult fare.
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