American Museum of Natural History
- Address: 200 Central Park West, New York, NY
- Hours: The museum is open daily from 10am until 5:45pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
- Admission: General Admission: US$19
- Transit: To get to the museum, take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street and walk two blocks to the museum. You may also opt for the 1 train, which stop at Broadway and West 79th Street.
American Museum of Natural History Reviews
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Did 4 out of the 6 attractions: Top of the Rock during the day, Empire State Building at night, 6 hrs in Natural History Museum and Liberty Island Circle Line Cruise - all fantastic and NY City Pass was well worth having. Would definitely recommend it.
We had an amazing day at the American Museum of Natural History. This is a must see destination whilst in New York. There is so much to see and take in that a full day is required to get the most from your visit. With younger children I would say it is perhaps too much and would not be something I would take my children too. My only criticism is i am not sure what I paid for as the day we went the entire place and side shows was open for free to all so not quite sure what we had paid for so do feel a little bit agrieved in that respect. My 5 star review is for the venue itself.
Spent a busy three days in the Big Apple. The citypass worked perfectly and we avoided queues at the Rock, the Empire State Building and the boat to the Statue of Liberty. We found the Natural History Museum a bit of a let down though - not a patch on the one in London!.
Well worth purchasing the pass
First Class...most enjoyable. The City Pass is without doubt good value for the price. The Natural History museum visit was the highlight for us (usually find museums somewhat boring), really need 2 days to do it justice. I have no hesitation in recommending nayone to purchase the Pass even though (being a Yorkshireman) I myself hesitated initially.
this was booked in England and we have to say we had no problems with any of the attractions that were included. we had 5 days and used every ticket except one as we ran out of time. Work out what you want to see prior to booking as the museum can take quite along time to see (American Natural History Museum). So don't stretch yourself but use as many as you feel fit to do. well worth the money. Ray and Jan
This pass is your gateway to see all the main attractions in New York City. Although some tickets provide fast passes to these attractions, it may still require you to do some lining up because every other tourist is bound to buy one of these booklets!
Read carefully regarding the Museum of Natural History pass though, it does not grant you admission to the Museum itself, but only to an exhibition.
Thought that this was really good value for money. We used the MET, MOMA, and Natural History Museum ticket, together with Top of the Rock and Empire State Building and the circle line cruise. If we had purchase tickets separately would have cost twice what we paid. We had 8 nights in New York so felt that it was good value for money.
This is worth doing if you are going to visit these attractions including the museums to get your money’s worth. You also get to skip some of the queues. It was good that you get the audio tour for free with the pass at the empire state building as it was really interesting.
The natural history museum was a little old fashioned and stuffy except for the planetarium which comes with the pass. I thought it was excellent and interesting. It seems that you have to pay extra for the other interesting exhibitions.
I really can't knock the CityPass. We arrived in New York on the Tuesday evening and left on the Friday evening so didn't have time to see everything but that is only to be expected with so much to see in New York. If you are wise with when you try to get to see various attractions (hints about when to try certain places are on the CityPass) then you don't have to worry about colossal queues. You will have to queue with other people who have vouchers, the New York CityPass just gets you past ticket queues (not the ones to actually then get into the attraction). Also be aware that it won't get you to the very top of the Empire State Buidling, just to the standard Observation Deck, but a free audio tour comes with the Pass. We didn't use the CityPass for the Statue of Liberty but it's important to realise that there is limited availability to enter the statue itself (and very limited availability to get up to the crown). If you want to do that you'll have to book a long time in advance. The only other thing worth mentioning is that at the American Museum of Natural History, you get entry into the museum and free access to one of the special exhibitions but there are still a few other exhibitions that you'd have to pay to enter (but there is loads of free stuff to see so you can probably enjoy the day there without having to worry about any extras). The food in the food hall seemed fairly expensive but food in New York does seem to be expensive anyway so c'est la vie! Enjoy New York if you go!
VERY CONVENIENT, WE SKIPPED LINES EVERYWHERE EXCEPT AT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, OVERALL GREAT VALUE
I went on every tour (except the American Museum of Natural History), so this pass was definitely worth every single cent! It's easy to use and fuss-free, most recommended if you are planning to see the most of NYC on your own time and schedule!
We spent 6 days in New York. CityPass was great, allowing us to skip most lines not the security lines.That itself made it worthwhile, even it wasn't cheaper than the individual activities. Took 4 days to get through as we did ESB and Liberty Ellis tour on the one day. Guggenheim only took half day bit of a let-down and only had a half day for MOMA but could have spent longer. Natural History Museum & The Met easily take full days. Had a great time in NYC. Don't forget to buy a 7 day subway ticket - best value to get to everything efficiently, including the odd musical we went to two.
We had only one full day in New York. We bought a NY Pass for that day. We made the most of it. In the morning at 8.30 we went to the Top of the Rock. The view was fantastic. Then we had a glimpse at the ice rink and walked to Pier 83 for a 2 hours cruise. We had plenty of time. Before the cruise we sat in a nice coffee shop to have some coffee, croissant and hot chocolate. It as very comfy. And the cruise was great! Not too long, not too short, just right. Then we went to the American Museum of Natural History by subway. Full mark. By subway we went to the Empire State building and first watched the Skyride then we went up to the top to have the most fantastic night view of NY. From there we walked to Times Square - a treat by itself - and the Madame Tussaud wax museum. We finished by ten. We had a great day. It was not any rushing. At every attraction we took plenty of time.
We purchased the pass for two days. It was great to bypass long lines. It doesn't include additional fees, like the extra to walk up the Statue of Liberty or the extra movie fees in the Museum of Natural History, but you can get them quickly still avoiding the lines. Since we had a short trip, that time was very valuable to us. The maps inside the New York Pass Guide were also very helpful. You helped guide us to see the most we could in a short time. Thank you very much! I would recommend the pass. We definitely got our money out of it.
We would recommend the pass to anyone! We bought the three-day pass, which got us straight in at Tussaud's, The Museum of Natural History, Top of the Empire State, a Ferry around Statue of Liberty, and more. We found it to be a great value, and going straight to the front of lines was great! The pass is a must for your trip the the unique Big Apple.