89 reviews of American Museum of Natural History
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Reviewed by Susan S, USA, March 2010
Reviewed by Ann G, USA, May 2009
Reviewed by Stephen B, United Kingdom, December 2008
Reviewed by Larry L, USA, August 2008
Reviewed by Donald S, March 2013
For my kids, going straight up to the fourth floor was the way to go. There are so many exhibits that are "representations" or "how it would have looked". The first floor is full of taxidermied animals, like you might see alive at a zoo. This was weird to me to see at a museum. Many of the exhibits were not lit well enough, even when there was information to read about. The gem exhibit was nice. Don't expect to be able to sit down to eat lunch or a snack as there is WAY too little room for very many people in the cafe areas. Also, the food is crazy expensive, even for NY attractions.
One nice thing is that you can enter straight from the subway.
Reviewed by Anil, August 2012
Too much to see and do, so if you have limited time in New York City would not recommend this trip
Reviewed by Susan B. S, June 2012
Wish I had known to go to the "Will Call" desk to pick up tickets, waited in wrong line for 1/2 hour.