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American Museum of Natural History
Voted #1 attraction in New York City by Zagat Survey "U.S. Family Travel Guide"! Included with your ticket: Rose Center for Earth and Space and 45 permanent exhibition halls featuring world-renowned dioramas, the 94-foot-long blue whale, and dinosaur halls. Don’t miss features in the LeFrak IMAX theater, with screenings in spectacular Digital 3D and 2D film, or the stunning new Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe.
General admission to the Museum, Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus an IMAX film or Space Show
Central Park West at 79th St.
Open daily, 10am-5:45pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
- The Hayden Planetarium Space Theater uses advanced visual technology to create shows of unparalleled sophistication, realism, and excitement.
- Rose Center for Earth and Space is included with CityPASS admission.
- The Museum's renowned fossil halls feature the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world.
- A 94-foot-long blue whale model presides over the immersive Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
- The dioramas in the Museum's Mammal Halls are among the most renowned in the world.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the 79th Street main entrance advanced sales desk or at the Will Call desk at the lower level, Rose Center/81st Street entrance – look for the CityPASS sign in both locations. Booklets may also be presented at the subway entrance, main 79th St. ticket line, or at the Rose Center public school line.
Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS
Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies
Open through May 31, 2014
Whether Museum scientists are studying parasites, people, or planets in other solar systems, cutting-edge imaging technologies such as infrared photography, scanning electron microscopes, and CT scanners now make it possible to examine details that were previously unobservable. This exhibition, curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, features more than 20 sets of large-format images that showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.
Open through October 12, 2014
Featuring scientific illustrations spanning five centuries, the new exhibition Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library explores the integral role illustration has played in scientific discovery through 50 striking, large-format reproductions from seminal holdings in the Museum Library’s Rare Book collection.
Upgrades for CityPASS Holders
Reduced-rates for CityPASS holders:
The Power of Poison: Explore poison’s roles in nature, myth, and human health—as a defense against predators, source of strength, or lethal weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment. Adult $10; youth (2-12) $9; ends August 10, 2014.
Advice for Visitors
- Space Shows are every half-hour and IMAX films are every hour on the half hour from 10:30am - 4:00pm daily. CityPASS ticket holders can purchase special exhibition tickets for a reduced price at any ticket desk.
- CityPASS ticket holders can purchase special exhibition tickets for a reduced price at any ticket desk.
- Visit before noon on weekends when it's the least crowded.
- Visit Ology, AMNH's website just for kids.
- The GPS enabled free iPhone App is a great way to enhance your museum experience.
Parking: Limited indoor parking in museum parking garage; enter at 81st St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave., 8am-11pm. Call (212) 313-7278.
Dining: Multiple dining facilities available.
Accessibility: The American Museum of Natural History welcomes all visitors and strives to make its exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to everyone.
Self-Guide: Download the AMNH Explorer free iPhone App, or borrow one at the main entrance at no charge, with a refundable credit card deposit.
Multiple museum shops.
Coat Check: Directly inside main entrance at Central Park West at 79th Street and in lower level of Rose Center; available Sept-March, $2 per person, space permitting.
Strollers: Strollers not allowed in Space Theater.
Subway: B (weekdays only) or C train.
Bus: M7, M10, M11 to 79th Street. M79 to Central Park West.
CitySights NY Double Decker bus stop: #34 Uptown Treasures & Harlem Tour.
Groups of 20 or more: Call (212) 769-5100; Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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