American Museum of Natural History

New York, NY

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Address: 79 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024, USA Number: 212 769 5100 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

If you ever wanted to REALLY know how amazing our world is, just head to the American Museum of Natural History to find out!

This New York museum is perfect for the whole family, because not only do they have amazing exhibits that can teach you all about the wonders of the world, but there are also hands-on and interactive exhibits JUST for kids!

The American Museum of Natural History has a number of permanent exhibits (45 to be exact!), as well as travelling exhibitions, that cover a host of fascinating topics!

Kids just LOVE the world renowned Dinosaur Halls, where you can come face to face with some real life dinosaur fossils. Did you ever imagine them so BIG! Don't think our large mammals are all extinct though, because all you have to do is head to the Hall of Ocean Life, and then spot the 94 foot blue whale. Did you know that they are our planet's LARGEST mammals? They are pretty impressive!

Kids can uncover exactly what our earth is made of with the Earth and Planetary Sciences Halls, with fossils, rocks and gems, and then from inside the earth to above it, you can explore the 13 billion year history of the universe with the Rose Center for Earth and Space!

Of course, we said some parts were JUST for kids, and that's when you head to the Discovery Room! This room is just for kids aged 5 to 12, and feature a more hands-on and interactive experience of the exhibits from the main halls. This way, they can play, learn and explore in their own time, in their own way.

We haven't even started to go tell you about the exhibits that are constantly changing! From life, spiders, natural history or the universe, you will always find something worth heading back to!

The world is an amazing place...and the American Museum of Natural History will show you just that!

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How much does it cost?






$13 (ages 2 to 12)



$18 concessions


Free Under

2 years.


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Check out the self-guided tours they offer. It's a great way to not miss out on anything!

Any top tips?


Take a camera!

I'm Hungry!


With 3 cafes and a food court available, you won't have to worry about rumbling tummies during your time at the museum!

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Where is it at?


The Museum is located at 79th Street and Central Park West and is easily reached by public transportation. The main entrance to the Rose Center for Earth and Space is located at 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

Teachers corner


With tons of exhibits, programs, and classes for students and teachers they're a top educational destination. Lunchrooms decorated with attractive and educational wall graphics are available for school groups.

Can I get one of those?


With a dino stores, a museum shop, an earth & space shop, and a cosmic shop...just to name a won't be short on things to buy! Each shop features it's own collection of goodies!

Need a little extra help?


The museum is wheelchair accessible, and offers assistance for a hearing and sight disabilities also.

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When can we go?

Open daily from 10am to 5:45pm

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

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