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American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park West New York, NY 10024
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American Museum of Natural History
Detail Guests normally spend a few hours exploring the museum.
Detail Appropriate for All Ages
Detail Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
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American Museum of Natural History
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The image shows the illuminated entrance of a grand building with banners promoting exhibits and an equestrian statue in the foreground at duskThe image shows the illuminated entrance of a grand building with banners promoting exhibits and an equestrian statue in the foreground at duskThe image shows the illuminated entrance of a grand building with banners promoting exhibits and an equestrian statue in the foreground at duskThe image shows the illuminated entrance of a grand building with banners promoting exhibits and an equestrian statue in the foreground at dusk

Prepare to launch an immersive journey into the fascinating world of natural history at the American Museum of Natural History located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. This globally-renowned institution boasts of an extensive array of exhibits containing over 33 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, along with man-made artifacts from human cultures worldwide. It's an accumulation of wonders where science comes alive!

Venture into the labyrinthine caverns of this wondrous museum spanning four city blocks. As you step through the museum's grand archways, you'll find artistic depictions of human evolution and diverse cultures. Exploring here can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a full day, depending upon your interest. Whether you're a self-guide enthusiast or prefer an expert guide, this vast museum caters to your pace and style. Come prepared for an extensive exploration - wearing comfortable shoes would serve you well, as the museum covers an area of about 2 million square feet! Rest assured, you're going to encounter breathtakingly beautiful displays from the massive dinosaur fossils to the stunningly unique exhibits, like the 94-foot-long blue whale model - a signature highlight of the museum.

Take a rollercoaster ride through time, as the museum houses the famous Hayden Planetarium and Rose Center for Earth and Space. Gain a fresh perspective on the cosmic scale of existence or marvel at the world's most advanced planetarium projection system. While the 'Hall of Ocean Life' exhibits marine biodiversity, the 'Hall of Biodiversity' is a dedication to the vitality of life on earth. Take a deeper look into human biology and evolution in the 'Human Origins and Cultural Halls,' where you can stumble upon the astounding 15,000-year-old 'Clovis spear points.'

Originating in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has a storied past intertwined with America's rise in the global scientific community. This museum houses not just artifacts, but dramatic stories of research, discovery, and human curiosity. The diary of the renowned anthropologist, Margaret Mead, or the devoted conservation efforts of Teddy Roosevelt, imbue the exhibits with a vibrant history that can entertain as much as it enlightens.

In summary, your journey to the American Museum of Natural History is more than the discovery of artifacts - it's an adventure into history, an immersion in culture, and a foray into the future. From the depths of the oceans, the summits of earth's tallest mountains, to the farthest reaches of outer space, the museum invites you to satisfy your curiosity and nurture your intellect. Don't just plan, visit it!

Frequently Asked Questions for American Museum of Natural History:
  • Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at American Museum of Natural History?
    Guests normally spend a few hours exploring the museum.
  • Is American Museum of Natural History handicap accessible?
    Yes.
  • Is photography & video recording allowed?
    Yes.
  • For what ages is American Museum of Natural History appropriate?
    Great for all ages.

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