Cover photo
Verified local business
American Museum of Natural History
Natural History Museum
Today 10AM–5:45PM
376,973 followers|64,288,559 views


It's #MuseumSelfie Day, be sure to tag us in all of your amazing Museum photos! Here's one of our favorites from the #titanosaur
Add a comment...
We’re looking for volunteers to help us create descriptions for over 30,000 images on our website. Join now: #a11y
Chad Hill's profile photoErnest W's profile photo
Turtle McTurtleFace?
Add a comment...
Shown here is a rendering of the year-round Butterfly Vivarium on the second floor of the Gilder Center, which will feature a variety of opportunities to encounter live butterflies and observe their behaviors in various “environments,” including a meadow and a pond: Courtesy of Ralph Appelbaum Associates
Add a comment...
Perhaps the strangest animals that ever roamed the Cuban landscape were its sloths, distantly related to the tree sloths still living in South and Central America. Fossils show us that sloths were present in Cuba by 18 million years ago and eventually diversified into several species. Visitors will get to see the fossils of one of the largest of these sloths, Megalocnus rodens, in the ¡Cuba! exhibition:
Add a comment...
Shown here is a white model of the design for the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation:
Add a comment...
The “bicitaxi”—part bicycle, part taxicab—emerged in the 1990s, when authorities allowed a variety of private businesses to operate alongside government industries. Bicitaxis represent just one drop in a wave of private enterprise currently sweeping the nation, with the government’s backing. In 1968, President Fidel Castro called small businesses “parasites.” But today, the government increasingly regards entrepreneurs as partners who contribute to the nation’s economic well-being:
Add a comment...
Register today for this workshop for Grades 4 and 5, only a few spaces remain! Learn about the diversity of our closest living relatives, and what separates a lemur from a gibbon from an orangutan:
Add a comment...
The island of Cuba is a key piece of the puzzle for two bat researchers trying to understand biodiversity in the Caribbean. Find out why on an expedition with mammalogists J. Angelo Soto-Centeno and Gilberto Silva Taboada, joined by Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Take an in-depth look at the episode:
Add a comment...
It's time for #TrilobiteTuesday! A number of locations that border Lake Erie in western New York State have long been noted for their exceptional Middle Devonian fauna. Reports regarding the area's 385 million year-old crinoids, brachiopods, and bivalves date back nearly two centuries. Despite the attention those abundant fossils have long drawn from local residents, it is the unique trove of trilobites that can be found in either the area's rich Windom Shale or Moscow formation limestone that has continually attracted a lion's share of the acclaim. Both Eighteen Mile Creek, named for its distance from the Niagara River, and the nearby Penn-Dixie quarry are of particular paleontological interest due to their beautifully preserved examples of Eldredgeops (Phacops) rana rana. The specimen pictured here is Greenops barberi.
Ghost Hunters NYC-Upper West Side Occult Science's profile photo
~Reminds me of phylum from the Cambrian Explosion. ~ J.
Add a comment...
We’re looking for volunteers to help us create descriptions for over 30,000 images on our website. Join now:
Glicerio Hortizuela's profile photoSherry Lee's profile photo
Is he like from dr landry's notes.
Add a comment...
Help make the Museum’s website more accessible to more people. We’re looking for volunteers to help us create descriptions for over 15,000 images on the Museum’s website so that all visitors can have the same access to information about the Museum’s world-famous collections, exhibitions, educational programs, research initiatives, and more. We hope you’ll join our effort:
Add a comment...
The American Museum of Natural History has recently launched Project Describe, a new initiative to make the Museum’s website more accessible to more people. Our goal is to ensure that all visitors have the same access to information about the Museum's world-famous collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and research initiatives. And we need your help. Get started with Project Describe now:
KevyneShandris's profile photo
So needed. Because these museums are HUGE. You'll need 2 weeks in Washington, DC to view them all!
Add a comment...
Contact Information
Map of the business location
Central Park West & 79th St New York, NY 10024
Central Park West & 79th StUSNew YorkNew York10024
Natural History Museum, Historical Landmark
Natural History Museum
Historical Landmark
Places of Interest
Research and Development
Research Institute
Science Academy
Sculpture Museum
Tourist Attraction
Today 10AM–5:45PM
Wednesday 10AM–5:45PMThursday 10AM–5:45PMFriday 10AM–5:45PMSaturday 10AM–5:45PMSunday 10AM–5:45PMMonday 10AM–5:45PMTuesday 10AM–5:45PM
Google+ URL

Street View

Write a review
Review Summary
2,675 reviews
5 star
1,896 reviews
4 star
492 reviews
3 star
145 reviews
2 star
63 reviews
1 star
70 reviews
From dinosaurs to outer space and everything in between, this huge museum showcases natural wonders.- Google
"The museum is well maintained and with great service, a one of a kind experience"
"Staff surly and gave the impression they hated the place and everything in it."
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Scrapbook photo 6
Upload public photo
Your Activity
All reviews
Michael Gates's profile photo
Michael Gates
2 weeks ago
A spectacular museum and truly one of the best things we did while in new york. The area of central park immediately outside the building is particularly pleasant, however the museum itself has some excellent and informative areas. The dinosaur section, animal dioramas and space sections we particularly good. Would recommend downloading the free app also as it gives additional information, although it was a tad unstable.
Jimmy McInerney's profile photo
Jimmy McInerney
2 weeks ago
The ticket line was really long and the ticket lady wasn't very helpful (granted I went the day after Christmas). But the attractions were amazing. I recommend 'Dark Universe' show in the Hayden Planetarium. Very cool and educational.
Iuri luis Ghinzelli's profile photo
Iuri luis Ghinzelli
a week ago
Bring kids is amazing trip to show all the natural and animals habitats. I'll come back and spend more time here. The ticket price is donation. The pictures and all the caracteres are super real like 3D. 🦌🦍🦉🦅🦆🦊🦇🍀🌿🌾
Jessica Tezen's profile photo
Jessica Tezen
2 weeks ago
This is a great place to take kids who are a little older (7+) who will actually enjoy seeing certain exhibits. However, this museum is very crowded and it is not mapped out in the best way. So you will most likely bump into people or be in very crowded spaces. Especially in the dinosaurs exhibit, since it is very popular it is the most crowded. You will often see the line to go through security go around the building so arrive early. This is also a museum that you can see in two days because of how large it is.
• • •
Jackie Lynne's profile photo
Jackie Lynne
a month ago
The dioramas are what bring a lot of people to this museum, and I can see why. They are beautiful. Plan on visiting for a full day, and arriving early. We walked into the museum about 1 hour after opening, waiting for only 10 minutes (and suggested our own price of admission), and spend several hours inside. We left around 3pm to see a long line just to enter the museum. I can only give 4 stars, however, because the museum is difficult to navigate. The floors seemed to be split and there weren't many signs to help us out. Overall, I had a great time here and will be back the next time I am in the area.
• • •
Jared Gibby's profile photo
Jared Gibby
2 weeks ago
This has gotta be one of the coolest museums I've ever been to! All the animal exhibits are phenomenal! Technically there isn't a charge for general admission but help them out and make some type of a donation. Keep in mind, some parts of the museum do require you to pay the full fee in order to see them.
Melissa E's profile photo
Melissa E
in the last week
There are so many exhibits to explore that one day is not enough. I intend to go back. A must see for the family. There is something for everyone. Four floors of amazing art and history. My family had such a wonderful time. Food is a bit pricey but this is an experience and it's in Manhattan. But the choices are great. Especially for people with food allergies. There was something for everyone. Parking right under the museum. You can't beat that. "Suggested" entry price is $22 Parking was $33 - we stayed 3 hrs ( take the train in for more of an adventure) Food was $30 bucks (pack a lunch) Our son loves the giant whale and seeing other little ones like himself enjoying the experience. He also loved the dinosaurs. He roars when I mention them Well worth it in my opinion. Children 2 and under are free. You get an additional 15% discount on food if you are a member. Not sure what member costs are though. We had a great time and will likely visit again!
• • •
Michael Gamanos's profile photo
Michael Gamanos
2 weeks ago
It was a very unpleasant experience. The museum was really crowded and we spent most of the time waiting on line to get in and for elevators. The staff were not very present and rude. The food court was overpriced. The exhibits seemed nice but were hard to enjoy because we were wrestling with a myriad of other irate visitors. Imagine if there was an emergency. Management needs to get its act together to logistically deal with peak periods so that the reputation of this museum doesn't become tarnished.
• • •