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American Museum of Natural History

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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Outstanding

say expert reviewers

Top 1% in New York About the TripExpert Score

9 expert recommendations

14

Concierge

No child—or adult for that matter—who has strolled under the enormous blue whale has ever forgotten this cavernous museum on the Upper West Side.

8

Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

No child—or adult for that matter—who has strolled under the enormous blue whale has ever forgotten this cavernous museum on the Upper West Side. Full review →

Don't miss the hall of African mammals with its centerpiece herd of elephants.
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Fodor's Tick Choice

The largest natural history museum in the world is also one of the most impressive sights in New York. Full review →

Hit the highlights in half a day
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Frommer's 34

This is one of the hottest museum tickets in town, thanks to the Rose Center for Earth and Space, whose four-story-tall planetarium sphere hosts the show Journey to the Stars. Full review →

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Michelin Guide 55

A famed research facility... the vast halls present astounding collections. Full review →

Don't miss the excellent shows in the Hayden Planetarium.
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Not For Tourists

Includes an outstanding planetarium and lots and lots of stuffed animals. Full review →

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Time Out 70

No matter which wing you wander through or where your curiosities lie (dinosaurs, gems or something else entirely), it’s hard to explore this Upper West Side fixture without being awestruck. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

One of New York City’s most prestigious museums, the American Museum of Natural History encourages visitors to explore and understand the natural world around them. Full review →

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Where

Guests explore halls filled with full-scale dinosaur skeletons, fossils, dioramas, artifacts, gems and minerals (including a rare 2-foot-long jade slab), meteorites and more Full review →

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