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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

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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. Sat Nov 1
    – 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. Sat Nov 1
    – 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"

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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. Sat Nov 1
    – Mon May 25 2015
  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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The Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt

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If you're as excited as your older kids for the November 21 release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, then pregame with this scavenger hunt inspired by the epic franchise. Teams will face challenges as they search the American Museum for Natural...

The Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt
  1. Sat Nov 15
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, New York, 10024
  3. Ages 12–17 $35; 18+ $42
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The Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt

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If you're as excited as your older kids for the November 21 release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, then pregame with this scavenger hunt inspired by the epic franchise. Teams will face challenges as they search the American Museum for Natural...

The Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt
  1. Sat Nov 22
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, New York, 10024
  3. Ages 12–17 $35; 18+ $42
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The Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt

Things to Do

  • $$$

If you're as excited as your older kids for the November 21 release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, then pregame with this scavenger hunt inspired by the epic franchise. Teams will face challenges as they search the American Museum for Natural...

The Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt
  1. Sat Dec 6
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, New York, 10024
  3. Ages 12–17 $35; 18+ $42
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The Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt

Things to Do

  • $$$

If you're as excited as your older kids for the November 21 release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, then pregame with this scavenger hunt inspired by the epic franchise. Teams will face challenges as they search the American Museum for Natural...

The Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt
  1. Mon Dec 29
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, New York, 10024
  3. Ages 12–17 $35; 18+ $42
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Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

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

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If Hurricane Sandy has taught New Yorkers anything, it's that no one is safe from the forces of nature. Though we often hear news of earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis obliterating areas around the world, many were shocked that...

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters
  1. Sat Nov 15
    – Sun Aug 9 2015
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. General admission plus one special exhib...
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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. Sat Nov 1
    – 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. Sat Nov 1
    – 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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