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American Museum of Natural History
American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City, New York, 10024

The Basics

Visitors can prepurchase a general admission ticket and explore the permanent exhibits as well as the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Alternatively, purchase an upgraded ticket that adds access to space shows in the Hayden Planetarium, IMAX films, and ticketed temporary and seasonal exhibitions, such as the annual Butterfly Conservatory.

To ensure you check off all the must-sees, opt for a guided visit. Choose between family-oriented tours, highlights tours, small-group tours, private tours, and early access tours that allow participants to explore before official opening hours. Some guided tours combine visits to the Natural History Museum with trips to other New York cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Various New York sightseeing and discount passes include admission to the American Museum of Natural History.

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American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket
American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket
$23.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Natural history at its best!
It is one of the most complete, best organized and well designed museums that we have visited in my life. We planned (wrongly) to stay for 3 hours and it was not enough since easily a person can spend at least a full day inside the museum.
Moises_S, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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What a great museum!
Colin_H, Jun 2022
Admission to Museum of Natural History and Self-Guided NYC Tours
The tickets are extremely easy to use. You will be getting email confirmation. If you don’t contact the guys. They are very helpful. Note that it’s better to come in the morning. The place is huge!
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My family had a great...
dariko_m, Jun 2022
Met & Museum of Natural History Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour
My family had a great time. Highly recommend! Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable! Great with kids!
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Nothing to share...
Connie_S, Jun 2022
American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket
Nothing to share regarding the experience. If I have nothing to say I should not have to type more than nothing to say.
star-5
Beautiful experience
Rebecca_C, Jun 2022
American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket
We enjoyed getting to experience all the extra exhibits like the planetarium, shark exhibit and bird show. They were also extremely educational.
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Awesome guide and your
Melissa_P, Jun 2022
Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
Great tour!!! We were only in New York for the day and my husband. A public educator, wanted to visit the museum. Mark was an excellent guide who showed us all of the highlights and was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to talk with. Strongly recommend him and this tour for anyone who wants to learn about the museum and it’s contents.
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The guide Jonathan was...
Sughra_D, Jun 2022
Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket
The guide Jonathan was local and having a love for history, arts and the sciences. It was the way he drew a picture as we approached each exhibit that was both educational and entertaining.
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A Great Time at The Museums presented by Mark Venaglia
Luis_G, May 2022
Met & Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People
It was awesome experience. A great way to go through the museums and quickly touch up on a lot of exhibits. Our tour guide Mark Venaglia was the perfect man for the job. He was full of knowledge and energy for the tour. His expertise was greatly appreciated.
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Best trip ever
Jillian_T, Jun 2022
American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket
Beautiful museum, best we have ever seen. Even kept my teenagers engaged! Would recommend to everyone!
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So worth it!
Yvonne_H, Apr 2022
Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People
Our guide Matt was great! We loved how he explained the entire taxidermy process. Made us appreciate the animals so much more!
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Beautiful museum....
Kandis_M, May 2022
American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket
Beautiful museum. Majestic displays and shows. I only got to do two, Wings on Water and the Planetarium, so I will definitely visit again. Will spring for the personal tour because I wanted more interaction.
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A great guide makes all the difference!
MaryElizabeth_B, Mar 2022
Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People
Jonathan’s enthusiasm and appreciation of the AMNH was absolutely contagious. He knew a great deal about the exhibits and presented the information in an engaging, entertaining way. My son (13yo) said it was his favorite part of our whole trip. My only regret is that we wandered The Met on our own.
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Beyond Great
Tricia_G, Mar 2022
Met & Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People
Can't say enough about our tour guide, Jonathan, and how willing he was to go out of his way to make our visit to both museums and absolute blast. We had two young kiddos with us (11 and 6) and his stories and wealth of knowledge (not to mention patience) kept everyone in the family engaged and entertained. We are so grateful and can't wait to come back. THANK YOU!!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The American Museum of Natural History is a must for families.

  • Leave large bags, luggage, and selfie sticks at home, as they are not allowed in the museum.

  • Download the AMNH Explorer App on your smartphone to help you navigate.

  • The museum is fully accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

  • A food court can be found on the museum’s lower level, while cafés are situated on the first and fourth floors.

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How to Get There

Parking in NYC is expensive, so it’s best to come here by public transport. Ride the B or C subway lines to 81st Street, or the 1 train to Broadway and West 79th Street. Hop-on hop-off bus tours of New York also stop here.

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When to Get There

The museum is very popular among families, so expect bigger crowds on weekends, school vacations, and rainy days. Plan to arrive early and head directly to the more popular exhibits, such as the David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing, which tends to get busier as the day goes on.

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Highlights of the Collection

Of all the exhibits at the museum, few are as popular among young visitors as the dinosaurs. Highlights include the Allosaurus, depicted hunched over and feeding on a carcass, and a Tyrannosaurus rex shown in stalking mode. Other standout displays include the animal dioramas at the Family Hall of North American Mammals, the Asian elephants at the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, and the 94-foot-long (29-meter-long) blue whale model suspended from the ceiling at the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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