American Museum of Natural History

One of the most interesting places to visit in New York is the American Museum of Natural History. With four floors of exhibits, the place is appealing for both children and adults, the main attractions are the dinosaur fossils and the great blue whale. There is an admission fee on a pay-what-you-wish basis.

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The place that exhibits science, wonder and knowledge all together is the American Museum of Natural History. People of all ages and of any preferences can come here and spend a whole day gazing at the world's wonders and discoveries. The place is also a great solution for a rainy day. You can come and spend some hours looking at the permanent exhibits such as bones, birds or gems and visit the Hall of Biodiversity, where one can see a representation of life on Earth and what we need to preserve. Also, you can go for an IMAX film and have a snack at the food court. Take the time and go through the Hall of Ocean life to see one of the most popular exhibits the big whale, you won't regret it!

This museum was founded in 1874 and Ulysses S. Grant, who was president at the time, laid the first cornerstone. The first president of the museum, Morris K. Jesup sent expeditions around the world to bring back important data and facts about the wildlife, leading the institution into a period of exploration. The youngest part of the building was open in February 2000. The Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center of Earth and Space section was revealed after three years of work.

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Address of American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192

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Working hours
Mon–Fri 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Show phone number
(212) 769-5000
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Current Events at American Museum of Natural History

Gigantic Dinosaur Exhibition


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