American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

History Museum · Upper West Side, Manhattan


NYC museum dedicated to the exploration of human cultures, the natural world, and the known universe.



From Michael Gunton: “The American Museum of Natural History is one of the greatest places to see dinosaurs and fossils of every kind. I always head there if I get a chance when I’m in NYC. I visited only recently, and it was a lovely experience to walk down the galleries and see so many of the stars of prehistoric planet all there—Mononykus, Ornithomimus, you name it. We brought all these fossils (that you can see so beautifully presented in the museum) to life in Prehistoric Planet.”
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Welcoming 5 million visitors per year and spanning all aspect of the natural world, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is considered one of the greatest natural history museums in the world. Locals seem to agree that this is the best musuem in NYC for kids. Local's Tip: Don't miss the Hall of Ocean Life where you'll have an opportunity to see a life-size model of a 94-foot blue whale -- it's an experience you won't soon forget.
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The American Museum of Natural History has been a beloved Upper West Side landmark long before the movie Night at the Museum brought it to the mainstream. The museum is a treasure trove of fascinating exhibits for children and adults alike, but the interior isn't the only thing worth seeing. The exterior of the building is beautiful and worth a visit alone.
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If You’re a Conservationist: Sharks. As this profound and hopefully game-changing exhibition demonstrates, sharks are, as the text goes, more threatened than threatening. Tracing sharks’ evolution over the past 450 million years, visitors are led to understand the marvel of the animals’ existence, along with the very real, very immediate threat of their extinction—a threat exacerbated by the misperception that sharks pose serious danger to humans. Through Sept. 4, 2023
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A must-do for any visitor and native. Famously home to astounding fossils and dinosaur displays, animal dioramas, the life-size blue whale suspended in the Hall of Ocean Life and the recently renovated, and dazzling, Hall of Gems and Minerals.
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Wheelchair Accessible
Good for Kids
Free Wi-Fi
Accepts Credit Cards

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