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American Museum of Natural History

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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: Flexible (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2396AMNH
Awe and marvel at one of is one of the largest and most renowned museums in the world, The American Museum of Natural History. Both educational and entertaining, this celebrated New York institution is perfect for adults and children alike. From dinosaur bones to far-off galaxies, spend a day and explore the world, past and present. Add this popular Manhattan attraction to your New York itinerary for a day of wonderment you won't soon forget.

Voted the Number One Family Attraction in New York City and Third Most Popular destination in the USA by Zagat Survey Family Travel Guide!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Skip the line
  • Editor's Pick
Located in the heart of Manhattan, set across from beautiful Central Park, American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's greatest scientific and cultural institutions housed in one of the most architecturally magnificent buildings. Founded in 1869, the museum has grown significantly over the years, now comprising a staggering 25 interconnected buildings with more than 1.2 million square feet (111483 square meters) of exhibits, research facilities and libraries. It's an exciting merging of the past and the future, and a delight for the curious of all ages.

Delight in a multitude of permanent exhibits as well as the impressive Rose Center for Earth and Space. Discover the preeminent museum that continues to fascinate and enrich millions of visitors each year. Recently renovated, visitors can now experience the grandeur of its historic 77th Street lobby with its original 1904 design celebrating the return and revitalization of the century-old Museum icon of the past, the 63-foot-long (19.2 meter) Great Canoe.

Kids will love the many inspirational displays featured in the film Night at the Museum including the the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton on display in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs and the Easter Island head in the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples. Discover people the world with the vivid displays of the Cultural Halls examining the cultures of Asia, Africa, North and South America, and the Pacific. Explore the evolutionary story of the human family in the Hall of Human Origins. Dozens of exhibits from mammals, birds, natural history, biodiversity to dioramas and more await!

Don't forget the Rose Center for Earth and Space, a grand glass cube enclosing the equally impressive sphere housing the Big Bang Theater and the Hayden Planetarium. Watch the four-minute Big Bang presentation, walk along the Cosmic Pathway, and explore our closest planetary wonder--planet Earth! Upgrade to the Super Saver Package for access to the Hayden Planetarium and more amazing exhibitions.

Super Saver Package
The American Museum of Natural History's Super Saver Package includes admission to the Museum, the Rose Center for Earth and Space plus the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, an IMAX film, and all special exhibitions. Special exhibits are constantly changing to provide a dynamic experience for the first-time visitor or the returning Museum explorer.

See below for a sample of permanent exhibits and Special Exhibits:

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American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Inclusions:
  • General admission
  • Access to permanent exhibits
  • Access to the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Hayden Planterium Show (with Super Saver option only)
  • IMAX film (with Super Saver option only)
  • Special Exhibits (with Super Saver option only)
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Space shows are every 30 minutes from 10:30am to 4:30pm daily
  • Visit The American Museum of Natural History before noon on weekends to avoid the crowds
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Sample of the Permanent Halls (included for all visitors)

Akeley Hall of African Mammals
Since its opening in 1936, the hall has been considered one of the world's great museum displays with 28 dioramas in this hall depicting some of the many animals and habitats of Africa. All the animals have been reconstructed with such scientific accuracy and detail that they appear astoundingly lifelike. It was named after Carl Akeley (1864-1926), the explorer, conservationist, taxidermist, sculptor, and photographer who conceived of, designed, and collected for this hall.

Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, and Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems
These halls contain exquisite treasures systematically arranged according to their physical properties to showcase 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, gem-quality emeralds that have been preserved uncut.

Spitzer Hall of Human Origins
Opened in 2007, it is the first major exhibition to present, side by side, the mutually reinforcing evidence of the fossil record and cutting-edge DNA research. The hall covers 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
Newly renovated, the hall is now a 29,000 square-foot (2,694 square meters) fully immersive marine environment with high definition video projections, interactive computer stations, and eight new ocean habitat displays. Be dwarfed by the celebrated 94-foot (28.6 m) blue whale, one of the Museum's star attractions, floats in a "virtual ocean" created through dramatic lighting, video and sound effects. The Andros Coral Reef, a two level diorama containing 40 tons (36 metric tonnes) of coral, allows a unique view of this ecosystem above and below the water.

The Titanosaur
The newest and largest dinosaur in the permanent collection. The latest must-see exhibit at the Museum: The largest dinosaur ever discovered, a cast of a 122-foot-long titanosaur.

Special Exhibitions and Attractions Included with the Supersaver Ticket

New Exhibitions 2016―2017

The Secret World Inside You - on view through August 14, 2016
Meet your Microbiome and explore the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health.

Dinosaurs Among Us – on view through January 2, 2017
Examine how one group of dinosaurs called theropods evolved over the past 150 million years into the fascinating living creatures we call birds.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Butterflies Alive in Winter - on view 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.

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
- on view May 28, 2016–January 2, 2017 
This exhibition will immerse visitors in the world of crocs, with engaging interactives, models, artifacts, and living specimens, including an African dwarf crocodile, Siamese crocodile, and American alligator hatchlings.

Cubaon view November 21 2016 – August 13, 2017

Space Show: Dark Universe in the Hayden Planetarium - ongoing
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.

New Films 2016―2017
Giant-Screen Films Digital 3d and 2d -

A Celebration of the 100-year Anniversary of the National Park Service - On view through September 1, 2016
In its New York premiere, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness of America’s national parks.

Upcoming films

  • Wonders of the Arctic: Sept 2nd –March 2017
  • Humpback Whales: March 2017-Sept 2017

 

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: estrella g, July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Laurel C, June 2016

We were very happy with the trip and all went very well. Do you know of any trips to N. Y. which
would include a broadway play like The Lion King?

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