One of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions (but don’t let that scare you!). The American Museum of Natural History is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's diverse cultures, visitors of all ages will be enchanted by what they find inside these historic walls.
From dinosaur fossils to meteorites. To forests, birds and mammals. There is something for the whole family to see! Stop by the Discovery Room, where you can find different species of insects, reptiles and small mammals at the two story replica of an African baobab tree. Learn about different cultures from Brooklyn to Bombay while examining different artifacts from around the world. Visit the Mammal Halls to explore the very realistic depictions of different mammals and their habitats. At the Rose Center for Earth and Space explore the different cosmos, galaxies and learn about the 13 billion-year history of the universe.
To make the most of your visit, we recommend the “Super Saver” ticket which includes General Admission and access to all the special exhibitions. At the Butterfly Sanctuary you will mingle with more than 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies in an enclosed habitat. Explore “Cuba!” and the extraordinary biodiversity across the island’s remote forests, deep caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits. The Space Show: discover the Dark Universe in the Hayden Planetarium, 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 of course, the latest must-see exhibit at the Museum: The largest dinosaur ever discovered, a cast of a 70-ton, 122-foot long Titanosaur.
Whichever option you choose, you're sure to have an unforgettable day!
Plan your museum visit ahead of time with the American Museum of Natural History Museum Guide.