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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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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. Wed Apr 23
    – 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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Annual Identification Day

Categories, Museums & Attractions

Bring all those space rocks, phoenix feathers and dinosaur fossils your little archeologist has been collecting and museum scientists will identify each personal artifact, backyard treasure or garage sale find. Some of the finds visitors brought in to...

Annual Identification Day
  1. Sat May 10
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. Free with museum admission
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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. Wed Apr 23
    – 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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"The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter"

Categories, Museums & Attractions

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It's a balmy 80 degrees in the museum's 1,200-square-foot vivarium, which holds up to 500 tropical lepidoptera. The free-flying butterflies often land on the shoulders of visitors, allowing tykes to come into direct contact with the ethereal creatures....

"The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter"
  1. Wed Apr 23
    – Mon May 26
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $25, seniors and students $19, children...
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Celestial Fireworks in Spring Skies

Science & technology, Things to Do, Science & technology

  • $

Search the springtime skies in search of Mars—which shines brightly all season long—plus other constellations and newly discovered extrasolar planets. Also, learn about a shooting star highlight to look out for when it comes into view over Memorial Day...

Celestial Fireworks in Spring Skies
  1. Tue Apr 29
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $15
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Hayden Planetarium Space Show: Dark Universe

Museums & Attractions, Science & technology

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Opening November 2, the newest addition to AMNH's Hayden Planetarium takes kids on an astronomical adventure—from Jupiter's atmosphere to the Mt. Wilson Observatory in California, where Edwin Hubble first discovered other galaxies. Learn how dark matter...

Hayden Planetarium Space Show: Dark Universe
  1. Wed Apr 23
    – Sun Jun 1
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. Admission plus Space Show $27, seniors a...
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Milstein Science Series: Capturing the Ocean's Glow

Kids, Natural history & wildlife, Things to Do, Science & technology

Venture with Curator John Sparks and a team of scientists, engineers, and media experts into the glowing world of deep sea life in this short film, which features beautiful images of biofluorescence. Ages 5 and up.

  1. Thu May 1
    – Sat May 31
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. Free with museum admission
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"The Power of Poison"

Categories, Natural history & wildlife

  • $$$
  • Critics' pick

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. Wed Apr 23
    – 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"

Museums & Attractions, Things to Do

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. Wed Apr 23
    – 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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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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