Fodor's Expert Review American Museum of Natural History

Upper West Side Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice
Whale, American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side, New York City, New York, USA
With 45 exhibition halls and more than 34 million artifacts and specimens, the world's largest and most important museum of natural history can easily occupy you for a day. The dioramas might seem dated, but are fun. The dinosaur fossils and exhibits, including a massive T. rex, are probably the highlight for many people. Another museum icon—the 94-foot model of a blue whale—is suspended from the ceiling in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. The AMNH also has plans for an expansion, to open by 2021. Attached to the museum is the Rose Center for Earth and Space, with various exhibits and housing the Hayden Planetarium and an IMAX Theater. The actual entry fee is a donation; you must pay something, but it can be as little as you wish. Just be aware that many of the wonderful features (not to mention special exhibits) cost extra and must be paid for in full, and check the website for special programs, including sleepovers for kids.
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Central Park W
New York, New York  10024, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $23 suggested donation, includes admission to Rose Center for Earth and Space; $28 includes an IMAX or space show

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