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Tour code: 2396AMNH
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the largest museums in the world. With this full-day admission ticket, enjoy all the exhibits and collections, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space. A Super Saver upgrade includes access to the Hayden Planetarium, an IMAX film and any special exhibits. 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

  • Visit the American Museum of Natural History in New York, voted Number One Family Attraction
  • Wonder at one of the world's greatest scientific and cultural institutions
  • Immerse yourself in over 46 permanent exhibits
  • Check out the giant glass cube of the Rose Center of Earth and Space containing the colossal Hayden Sphere
  • See the iconic T. Rex skeleton and Easter Island head that inspired characters in the film Night at the Museum
  • Upgrade to the Super Saver ticket and enjoy all special exhibitions, IMAX films, and the Hayden Planetarium!

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What You Can Expect

American Museum of Natural History

The Titanosaur

The American Museum of Natural History, located across from Central Park in New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world. It’s also one of the world’s most important scientific and cultural institutions, with more than 32 million specimens and artifacts. With a general admission ticket, enjoy the many current and permanent exhibits and scientific collections.

Some of the almost 50 permanent exhibits feature human origins and culture, mammals, dinosaur fossils, Earth and the other planets, plus biodiversity and the environment. See the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and Easter Island head that inspired characters in the blockbuster film Night at the Museum. (Check out the film’s self-guided tour.) Visit the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples, the Hall of Human Origins, the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Big Bang Theater.

A Super Saver upgrade includes access to the Hayden Planetarium, an IMAX film and any special exhibitions. See Itinerary below for a sample of exhibits.

Itinerary

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

 

Customer Reviews

Laurel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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?

Andrea H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a great museum. I learned a lot!

Jose M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The all inclusive ticket was just perfect because you have the expirance to see it all.

Lalka United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The idea of having vouchers in our hands seemed very good, however, transforming these to the actual tickets to be able to enter the Museum was very painful because on that very busy and rainy Sunday, lines for vouchers only were very long and we spent over an hour standing on our feet and waiting. Once we got our tickets, we truly enjoyed the Museum and all the attractions it offered. By the way, we learned later that on the Museum Web side one can purchase actual tickets that would be sent to someone's I or smart phone.

Kimberly A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This place was awesome.

Linda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

there is soooo much to see! We were there literally all day until closing!!!

Michael S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Loved the Museum !!! A must do while in the city and its very near Tavern on the Green and Central Park

Giovanna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great for kids.

Alexis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The displays were awesome. Very educational and knowledgeable. We were very impressed with this museum

Catherine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The American Museum of Natural History was superb with so much to see in one day! We covered as much as our tired feet would take us. The Imax shows are a must - a truly fantastic and eye opening experience. Great attraction!

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