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  • American Museum of Natural History at New York

Explore it All on the Upper West Side at the American Museum of Natural History

One of the largest natural history museums in the world, New York City's American Museum of Natural History is a must-visit for anthropology aficionados. Located at Central Park, the museum is less than ten minutes from the hotel and offers a world of insight into human origins, the animal world, ocean life, space, dinosaurs and all things in the natural world.
 
With 45 permanent halls and exhibits, plus an IMAX theater, planetarium, and special exhibitions like 3D shows and a butterfly conservatory, the AMNH has something for everyone. The museum offers an extensive programming calendar, including immersive workshops, courses, and special events for kids, families, and adults, including sleepovers at the museum. Discover unique cultures and scientific finds throughout history at one of NYC's favorite museums, located just a few blocks from Hotel Belleclaire on the Upper West Side.
American Museum of Natural History at New York

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Hours

  • Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
 

Prices

  • General Admission: Adults: $23, Students & Seniors: $18, Children (2-12 years old): $13
  • Special exhibitions & shows: varies
 

Activities

  • Night at the Museum Sleepovers
  • Giant Screen Films
  • Space Shows
  • Courses & Workshops
  • Museum Shops
 

Permanent Exhibits

  • The Hayden Planetarium
  • Hall of Biodiversity
  • Hall of Ocean Life
  • Hall of  Birds of the World
  • Hall of Reptiles & Amphibians
  • Halls of Meteorites, Gems & Minerals
  • Dinosaur Wing & Fossil Halls
  • Human Origins & Cultural Halls
  • Center for Earth & Space

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Map/Directions

 

FAQs

  • What kind of tours does the museum offer?

    To guide your visit to the American Museum of Natural History, the museum offers a highlights tour, taking you through the most popular collections, and spotlight tours, which focus on specific halls. Foreign language tours are also available and all tours are free with admission. If you prefer navigating the museum on your own, the AMNH offers the Explorer app to guide you through the museum, turn by turn.
  • Are there places to eat at the American Museum of Natural History?

    The museum has a few dining options, ranging from fast food to full-service restaurants. Head to the museum food court on the lower level for a wide selection, including kid-friendly dining options, or visit one of the two cafes for gourmet fare, wine and beer, and a light menu.
 

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