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 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.
Cuba – on 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.
This tour was amazing!
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?
This is a great museum. I learned a lot!
The all inclusive ticket was just perfect because you have the expirance to see it all.
Lalka United States of ...
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.
This place was awesome.
there is soooo much to see! We were there literally all day until closing!!!
Michael S USA
Loved the Museum !!! A must do while in the city and its very near Tavern on the Green and Central Park
Great for kids.
The displays were awesome. Very educational and knowledgeable. We were very impressed with this museum
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