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    The World’s Largest Dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History

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    American Museum of Natural History Rose Center for Earth and Space

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    American Museum of Natural History Rose Center for Earth and Space

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    American Museum of Natural History Rose Center for Earth and Space

Photograph: Marielle Solan

American Museum of Natural History

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  • Address:

    American Museum of Natural History Central Park West
    Upper West Side
    New York
    10024

  • Cross Street:

    at 79th St

  • Venue phone:

    212-769-5100

  • Venue website:

    amnh.org

  • Opening hours:

    Daily 10am–5:45pm

  • Transport:

    Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St

  • Price:

    Suggested donation $22, seniors and students $17, children 2–12 $12.50, children under 2 free. Special exhibits $27, seniors and students $22, children 2–12 $16, children under 2 free

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    1. American Museum of Natural History
      • Central Park West
        Upper West Side
        New York
        10024
      • 212-769-5100
      • amnh.org
      • 40.781321,-73.973075

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AMNH Family Party

History, Art, Things to Do

  • $$$$

Families get an inside, behind-the-glass peek at some of the coolest museum exhibits around. Curious kids get to live out their 'Night at the Museum' dreams of hanging with live animals, exploring specimens with microscopes, playing with artifacts and...

  1. Tue Oct 21
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $175, children 12 and under $85
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Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins

Categories, Antiquities, Natural history & wildlife

  • $$

The former Human Biology and Evolution Hall has evolved into an interactive space that retraces mankind’s progressively upright journey from ape to Homo sapiens. Two touch tables allow kids to feel the similarities and differences between various hominid...

Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins
  1. Tue Jul 22
    – Wed Dec 31
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $22, Seniors/Students $17, Children (2-1...
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Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites

Categories, Science & technology

  • $$
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This exhibit explores our 4.5-billion-year-old solar system through interactive displays and specimens, including the 34-ton Ahnighito meteorite, discovered by Admiral Peary during an 1894 arctic expedition.

Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites
  1. Tue Jul 22
    – Wed Dec 31
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $22, Seniors/Students $17, Children (2-1...
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Halloween Celebration at AMNH

Natural history & wildlife, Events & Festivals, Things to Do, Arts & crafts, Themed

  • $
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As if the usual dinosaur skeletons and other bones weren't haunting enough, more than 30 of AMNH's most popular halls will be open for a special Halloween event. Kids can trick-or-treat, participate in spooky crafts, and mingle with cartoon characters....

Halloween Celebration at AMNH
  1. Fri Oct 31
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $11 for members, $12 for non-members
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"The Power of Poison"

Categories, Natural history & wildlife

  • $$$
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Ever wondered what Cleopatra fed her foes? In this exhibit at AMNH, somewhat older kids can explore poison from many points of view, learning its basic biology—how different kinds of creatures use naturally lethal material to survive; the potential benefits...

"The Power of Poison"
  1. Tue Jul 22
    – Sun Aug 10
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. Museum admission plus one special exhibi...
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"Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs"

Categories, Museums & Attractions

By virtue of dinosaurs' size, diversity and the fact that they disappeared from the planet such a long time ago, there's hardly a child who isn't fascinated by them. But this show is all about pterosaurs, the fascinating flying relatives of dinosaurs...

"Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs"
  1. Tue Jul 22
    – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. Suggested admission $22, children ages 2...
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"Spiders Alive!"

Museums & Attractions, Things to Do

  • $
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Get up close and personal with more than 20 species of one of the world's most essential predators. "Spiders Alive!" lets you and your kids come face-to-face with live spiders from the museum's research collection (the largest in the world), learn about...

"Spiders Alive!"
  1. Tue Jul 22
    – Sun Nov 2
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $27 General Admission +1
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Rated as: 3/5 (2 ratings)
  • It would cost almost $60 just for 2 people to get in and see the IMAX and 3D movie. That is crazy expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nydia Diaz Thu Dec 5 2013
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  • Fantastic museum- can spend days here with the whole family. One of the best things about NY

    Cigal S Sat Oct 26 2013
    Rated as: 5/5
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  • Your suggested prices are outrageous. If your prices where reasonable you would get more visitors and make more money.

    Amanda Thu May 30 2013
    Rated as: 1/5
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  • I would like to explore opportunities for working with the Museum on IT / Web / Computer Systems related projects, with a Natural Science flavor.

    Kenneth Smuth Fri Feb 22 2013
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