Visit one of the world's greatest scientific and cultural institutions in the heart of Manhattan. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
Take an unforgettable journey of discovery at the American Museum of Natural History.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, bordering on beautiful Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's greatest scientific and cultural institutions, an exciting concurrence of the past and the future, and a continual delight for the curious of all ages. Travel from the outer reaches of the universe to the inner workings of Earth and explore the range of life and cultures on our planet - all under one roof!
Over 140 years old, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the most prestigious and beloved Museums which has the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. And there's always something new to see!
Visit popular halls like:
Akeley Hall of African Mammals - considered one of the world's great museum displays with 28 dioramas depicting some of the many animals and habitats of Africa at the turn of last century.
Guggenheim Hall of Minerals and Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems - containing exquisite treasures in an extraordinary range of size, color and shape. A highlight is the 563-carat Star of India, the largest and most famous sapphire in the world as well as the Patricia Emerald, a 632-carat specimen that is one of the very few large emeralds that have been preserved uncut.
Spitzer Hall of Human Origins - covering millions of years of human history, from the emergence of our earliest ancestors through the evolution of our own species. It presents a fascinating mix of fossils, film, interactive media, life-size tableaux, ancient artifacts and more.
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life - A fully immersive marine environment with high definition video projections, interactive computer stations and eight new ocean habitat displays See the celebrated 94-foot (28.6 m) blue whale, one of the Museum's star attractions, and the Andros Coral Reef, a two level diorama containing 40 tons (36 metric tonnes) of coral, allowing a unique view of this ecosystem above and below the water.
Dinosaur Halls - features the imposing mounts of Tyrannosaurus rex and Apatosaurus among other fossils.
Leave some time to explore space. The glassy Rose Center for Earth and Space, hailed as an architectural masterpiece, adds the equivalent of another museum. The Rose Center chronicles the history of the universe through cutting edge technology. See the Hall of Planet Earth with its display of geological specimens, the Cosmic Pathway laying out the 13 billion year history of the universe, the Hall of the Universe presenting discoveries of modern astrophysics and the Hayden Big Bang Theater with a presentation of the birth of the universe.
Special Exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History
Also take advantage of the Supersaver ticket and get exclusive access to special exhibitions, such as:
Titanosaur Permanent Exhibition
Found in Patagonia, Argentina last 2014, the Titanosaur is the largest dinosaur ever known! This particular dinosaur is estimated to have weighed 70 tons and tall enough to peek into a five-story building. See it only at the American Museum of Natural History!
The Butterfly Conservatory
December 10, 2016 - May 29, 2017
This seasonal exhibit is a must-see at the museum, as you escape the winter chill to walk through a tropical oasis filled with colorful butterflies.
Space Show: Dark Universe in the Hayden Planetarium
December 10, 2016 - May 29, 2017
Celebrate the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it and to new frontiers for exploration.
November 21, 2016 - August 13, 2017
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean region, technically an archipelago made up of more than 4,000 islands and cays. Explore the extraordinary biodiversity across the island's remote forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits that have been developed with colleagues at MNHN. In addition, the exhibition will highlight Cuba’s culture, its peoples, and its history.
Daily 10:00 to 17:45
Closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving
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Location and direction
Museum Address: Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024
The Will Call desk is accessible through the 81st Street entrance to the Museum, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Upon entering take the stairs to the left or elevator to the right of the entrance down to the lower level of the Rose Center, where the Will Call desk is located.
Museum Hours: Open daily from 10:00AM to 5:45PM
Subway Location: 81 St/Museum of Natural History - A, B & C
Price & Options
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Valid Student ID is required for any guests booked as a "Student".
Printed VELTRA voucher
The museum schedule is subject to change.
You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.
Be sure to exchange your VELTRA voucher for a ticket at the check-in location.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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