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Located in the heart of Manhattan, set across from beautiful Central Park, American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's greatest scientific and cultural institutions housed in one of the most architecturally magnificent buildings. Founded in 1869, the museum has grown significantly over the years, now comprising a staggering 25 interconnected buildings with more than 1.2 million square feet (111483 square meters) of exhibits, research facilities and libraries. It's an exciting merging of the past and the future, and a delight for the curious of all ages. Delight in a multitude of permanent exhibits as well as the impressive Rose Center for Earth and Space. Discover the preeminent museum that continues to fascinate and enrich millions of visitors each year. Recently renovated, visitors can now experience the grandeur of its historic 77th Street lobby with its original 1904 design celebrating the return and revitalization of the century-old Museum icon of the past, the 63-foot-long (19.2 meter) Great Canoe. Kids will love the many inspirational displays featured in the film Night at the Museum including the the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton on display in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs and the Easter Island head in the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples. Discover people the world with the vivid displays of the Cultural Halls examining the cultures of Asia, Africa, North and South America, and the Pacific. Explore the evolutionary story of the human family in the Hall of Human Origins. Dozens of exhibits from mammals, birds, natural history, biodiversity to dioramas and more await! Don't forget the Rose Center for Earth and Space, a grand glass cube enclosing the equally impressive sphere housing the Big Bang Theater and the Hayden Planetarium. Watch the four-minute Big Bang presentation, walk along the Cosmic Pathway, and explore our closest planetary wonder--planet Earth! Upgrade to the Super Saver Package for access to the Hayden Planetarium and more amazing exhibitions. Super Saver Package The American Museum of Natural History's Super Saver Package includes admission to the Museum, the Rose Center for Earth and Space plus the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, a giant screen film 3D and 2D showings, and all special exhibitions. Special exhibits are constantly changing to provide a dynamic experience for the first-time visitor or the returning Museum explorer. See below for a sample of permanent exhibits and Special Exhibits:
Sample of the Permanent Halls (included for all visitors)
Akeley Hall of African Mammals Since its opening in 1936, the hall has been considered one of the world's great museum displays with 28 dioramas in this hall depicting some of the many animals and habitats of Africa. All the animals have been reconstructed with such scientific accuracy and detail that they appear astoundingly lifelike. It was named after Carl Akeley (1864-1926), the explorer, conservationist, taxidermist, sculptor, and photographer who conceived of, designed, and collected for this hall.
Spitzer Hall of Human Origins Opened in 2007, it is the first major exhibition to present, side by side, the mutually reinforcing evidence of the fossil record and cutting-edge DNA research. The hall covers millions of years of human history, from the emergence of our earliest ancestors through the evolution of our own species. It presents a fascinating mix of fossils, film, interactive media, life-size tableaux, ancient artifacts, and more.
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life Newly renovated, the hall is now a 29,000 square-foot (2,694 square meters) fully immersive marine environment with high definition video projections, interactive computer stations, and eight new ocean habitat displays. Be dwarfed by the celebrated 94-foot (28.6 m) blue whale, one of the Museum's star attractions, floats in a "virtual ocean" created through dramatic lighting, video and sound effects. The Andros Coral Reef, a two level diorama containing 40 tons (36 metric tonnes) of coral, allows a unique view of this ecosystem above and below the water.
The Titanosaur The newest and largest dinosaur in the permanent collection. The latest must-see exhibit at the Museum: The largest dinosaur ever discovered, a cast of a 122-foot-long titanosaur.
Special Exhibitions and Attractions Included with the Supersaver Ticket
Our Senses: An Immersive Experience: November 20, 2017–January 2, 2019 We get to know our world through some or all of our senses—sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste—but they’re just parts of a much larger puzzle. The highly experiential exhibition Our Senses delves into how our brains work with sensory organs to shape our perceptions and reveals how, until recently in our evolutionary history, humans have been oblivious to nature’s other crucial signals, including UV light, infrared sounds, and electrical fields.
Unseen Oceans: On View –August 18, 2019 Oceans explores our blue planet’s defining feature—the world ocean—as revealed through 21st-century technology. Visitors to the exhibition will meet the elusive giants of the sea, including whales, sharks, giant squid; sink beneath the waves in a virtual submersible theater; and marvel at the vivid fluorescence displayed by marine creatures but invisible to us . . . until now. And they’ll leave with a deeper awareness that the future of the planet depends on the future of the ocean.
The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter: On View –May 27, 2019 This exhibition, an annual favorite, features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat, includes live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, and features controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity.
Inside You: June 24, 2017–June 16, 2019 Inside You explores the rapidly evolving science that is revolutionizing how we view human health. Our bodies are home to many trillions of microbes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms collectively called the human microbiome. In any human, microbial genes outnumber the genes in human DNA by more than 100 to one. Included in General admission
Space Show - Hayden planetarium Dark Universe: narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson 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 to new frontiers for exploration.
Backyard Wilderness: on view -June 30, 2019 Audiences enter a wild world of breathtaking beauty and captivating animals, including an array of nature’s master of mimicry. This giant-screen film explores the extraordinary journey of 19th century. Naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates.
T-rex: The Ultimate Predator: on view March 11, 2019–January 2020 This exhibition will focus on the on the genus of dinosaurs known as tyrannosaurs. The exhibition will explore how these mega-predators came to be, with an emphasis on the most famous and impressive member of the family, Tyrannosaurus rex.
Access to permanent exhibits
Access to the Rose Center for Earth and Space
Hayden Planterium Show (with Super Saver option only)
Giant screen film in 3D or 2D (with Super Saver option only)
Special Exhibits (with Super Saver option only)
Entry/Admission - Hayden Planetarium
Entry/Admission - American Museum of Natural History
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Space shows are every 30 minutes from 10:30am to 4:30pm daily
Visit The American Museum of Natural History before noon on weekends to avoid the crowds