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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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Awe and marvel at one of is one of the largest and most renowned museums in the world, The American Museum of Natural History. Both educational and entertaining, this celebrated New York institution is perfect for adults and children alike. From dinosaur...

American Museum of Natural History
  1. Until Wed Apr 30
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $10.50-$18.99
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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 visitors to feel the similarities and differences between various...

  1. Sun Apr 20 – 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. In conjunction with its newest exhibition,...

  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. Sun Apr 20 – 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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Temperatures climb to a balmy 80 degrees in the 1,200-square-foot vivarium, returning for its 16th year. The 500 specimens flying around include monarchs, zebra longwings and iridescent blue morpho butterflies.

"The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter"
  1. Sun Apr 20 – 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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Hayden Planetarium Space Show: Dark Universe

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The newest addition to AMNH's Hayden Planetarium launches you on an astronomical adventure—from Jupiter's atmosphere to the Mount Wilson Observatory in California, where Edwin Hubble first discovered other galaxies. Learn how dark matter (a.k.a. invisible...

Hayden Planetarium Space Show: Dark Universe
  1. Sun Apr 20 – 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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Mysteries of the Unseen World

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Using high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and nanotechnology, this exhibit reveals the thriving microscopic world that is invisible to the naked eye. We may never look at a nondisinfected surface the same way again.

  1. Until Wed Dec 31
  2. American Museum of Natural History Central Park West, (at 79th St), New York, 10024
  3. $13.50–$27
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"The Power of Poison"

Categories, Natural history & wildlife

  • $$$
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Alas, AMNH isn’t hosting a seminar on Bret Michaels’s varied career. But anyone hooked on grisly forensic documentaries should see this exhibit's gallery detailing famous, suspect deaths like Cleopatra’s (supposedly by snake venom) and Napoleon’s (supposedly...

"The Power of Poison"
  1. Until 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"

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This show is all about pterosaurs, the fascinating flying relatives of dinosaurs that are, if anything, even more enchanting than their earth-bound contemporaries. Visitors will learn that these creatures, who evolved about 220 million years ago, were...

"Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs"
  1. Thu Jan 1 2015 – 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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This museum is on the "must do list" for anyone coming to NYC, particularly with children between 5 and 16. It's got something for everyone, from the dinosaur collection (must be the largest in the world, really) to the Planetarium show (narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, no less!). The only negatives are that it can be costly if you have 2 adults and 2 kids, so you may as well purchase a membership so you can come back and spend more time with the many exhibits, in addition to seeing the IMAX movie (we saw the one on Flying Monsters, narrated by David Attenborough....excellent!). Also the food in the cafe', while providing a nice variety, is NY-style pricey (but my son thought the cheeseburger was perfect, so it was worth the $10).