The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest and most innovative natural history museums in the world.

The museum has a massive collection of artifacts that are relative to numerous species on the planet as well as some species that have been extinct for many many years. You can also find intriguing exhibitions that change througout the year and focus on differing animals, plants and time periods. Journey through the universe in the spectacular Rose Center for Earth and Space. Walk through a re-creation of an African rain forest in the Hall of Biodiversity.

Highlights

The Titanosaur
A recent addition to the Museum of Natural History's collection is the 122 foot long titanosaur. The fossils were just added in 2016 and are believed to be the remains of a 70 ton herbivore. (who knew you could gain so much weight eating plants?). The Titanosaur can be viewed any time that you visit the museum.

Hall of Biodiversity
One of the great aspects of the Museum of Natural History is the Hall of Biodiversity which features a few exhibits that focus on particular species. Be careful as you stroll down the hall, you can expect to encounter a few wild Siberian Tigers.

Human Origins and Cultural Halls
While the museum showcases a great deal of animals and plants from around the world, there are also quite a few exhibits that focus on the origin of human beings. In the Human Origins and Cultural Halls, you will find beautiful displays that tell a story about who we are as people. 

Did You Know

  • The museum actually uses authentic skin, teeth and bones for their animal statues.

  • Lucy, the skeleton exhibited within the Hall of Human Origins, was actually named after a Beatles song.

  • The Glen Rose Trackway shows real dinosaur footprints from over 107 million years ago.

How To Get There

  • B, C to 81st Street

  • M7, M10, M11, M79, M86, M104

Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Tickets to the American Museum of Natural History normally cost $22

- The New York Pass grants you free entry to the museum plus over 90 attractions in New York City!

- See the world’s largest collection of dinosaur and other vertebrate fossils, with more than 600 specimens on display.

 

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Monday 10am - 5:45pm
Tuesday 10am - 5:45pm
Wednesday 10am - 5:45pm
Thursday 10am - 5:45pm
Friday 10am - 5:45pm
Saturday 10am - 5:45pm
Sunday 10am - 5:45pm

Closed:

Thanksgiving & Christmas

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Address:

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

Telephone:

212 769-5200