American Museum of Natural History

Science Museum, History Museum, Planetarium
200 Central Park W (btwn W 77th & W 81st St)
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100
Monday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:45pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:45pm

Tips

  • The Full Moon Exhibition in the Rose Center contains more than 75 rarely seen photographic prints from NASA's Apollo missions to the moon and are done in both impressive scale and stunning quality.
  • Giant whale hanging from the ceiling is a must see.
  • See a six-foot-tall human statue whose body parts are sized in proportion to the amount of sensory information each transmits to the brain, in the interactive "Brain: The Inside Story" exhibition.
  • Free wifi awesome!
  • The museum sponsored Robert Pearys expedition to the North Pole, and in Greenland he discovered the largest buried meteorite in the world, Cape York. Three chunks of it are on display here.
  • Save time and DON'T go thru the front entrance on Central Park West to get in. Instead, go in thru the planetarium on 81st and pay using the automated kiosks. Way shorter line.
  • See the Dinosaurs (especially T-Rex) and the Blue Whale
  • Check out the dinosaurs, of course.
  • The donation is suggested. Pay about $2 per person but be prepared to get judgement eyes from the cashier
  • It might be cold outside, but the weather is tropical inside The Butterfly Conservatory! Mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies among tropical flowers and 80-degree temperatures.
  • Last year, to add more realism to the Hall of North American Mammals, curators added actual pronghorn freeze-dried doo-doo collected by park rangers at the real-life Elkhorn Ranch in Montana.
  • Love to just chill underneath the Whale.
  • "This is a pretty shitty zoo." My three-year-old
  • Museu enorme e cheio de coisas interessantes pra se ver: ou seja, incrvel. Me senti em "Uma noite no museu". Imperdvel!
  • Aunque el museo no defrauda a nadie, los visitantes ms felices en la visita suelen ser los nios. Tal vez sea por los dinosaurios o la ballena azul de 29 metros.Una visita interesante como educativa
  • Got kids? Make 'em use the stairs. They'll sleep well that night.
  • As mayor, i would like to put forth good will and understanding to my populace. Love one another, love science and most of all - be kind!
  • This huge museum has something for everyone with its broad range of exhibits. Get off at the 81st St. stop on the 1-train which takes you right into the lower level of the museum itself.
  • In 2006's "Night At the Museum" Ben Stiller begins a new job at the American History Museum as a guard. At night, he has his hands full as the museum's collection comes to life and causes mischief
  • Muito legal, a atraco imperdvel!!!!!

Nearby places

59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)
200 Central Park W (inside American Museum of Natural History)
366 Columbus Ave (at W 77th St)