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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. Fri Dec 19
    – 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. Fri Dec 19
    – 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. Fri Dec 19
    – 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 Hunter Games Scavenger Hunt

Things to Do

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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 Hunter Games Scavenger Hunt
  1. Mon Dec 29
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. Ages 12–17 $35; 18+ $42
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Kwanzaa 2014: Our Brightest Lights

Natural history & wildlife, Things to Do

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Families can take in the sights and sounds of African and African-American arts and culture at this afternoon fest honoring the holiday's seven principles. Make sure to catch performances by the "Tap Dance Kid," Savion Glover, Master drummer Sanga of...

Kwanzaa 2014: Our Brightest Lights
  1. Sat Dec 27
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, New York, 10024
  3. Free with museum admission, vendor and f...
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Kwanzaa 2014: Our Brightest Lights

Natural history & wildlife, Things to Do

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Families can take in the sights and sounds of African and African-American arts and culture at this afternoon fest honoring the holiday's seven principles. Make sure to catch performances by the "Tap Dance Kid," Savion Glover, Master drummer Sanga of...

Kwanzaa 2014: Our Brightest Lights
  1. Sat Dec 27
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, New York, 10024
  3. Free with museum admission, vendor and f...
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Live Wolf Encounter

Categories, Museums & Attractions

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Not only will kids learn the significance of the highly endangered gray wolf’s role in a healthy ecosystem, they's also get to meet Atka, an Arctic gray wolf visiting from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY. Kids ages 5 and under should hit...

  1. Sat Jan 10 2015
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, New York, 10024
  3. $12
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Live Wolf Encounter

Categories, Museums & Attractions

  • $

Not only will kids learn the significance of the highly endangered gray wolf’s role in a healthy ecosystem, they's also get to meet Atka, an Arctic gray wolf visiting from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY. Kids ages 5 and under should hit...

  1. Sat Jan 10 2015
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, New York, 10024
  3. $12
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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. Fri Dec 19
    – 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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Origami Holiday Tree

Museums & Attractions, Things to Do

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Around 1,000 handmade origami ornaments adorn the holiday season's craftiest Christmas tree. This year's theme is "Night at the Museum," inspired by the institution's supercool sleepovers and the films in which museum artifacts, characters and exhibits...

Origami Holiday Tree
  1. Fri Dec 19
    – Sun Jan 11 2015
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. Suggested donation $19, seniors and stud...
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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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