With just about 5 minutes walk from the subway station, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City should be included in your itinerary when visiting the Big Apple. Consisting of exhibits that vary from Reptiles and Amphibians, to Earth and Planetary Sciences, to Fossils and Human Origins, the museum is perfect for both adults and kids. You may need at least 3 hours to see all the 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts. No wonder the museum is listed as one of the largest museums in the world.

American Museum of Natural History

Here are samples of what you will see inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Enjoy the photos I took.

Entrance attraction

American History Museum

Mexico and Central America

A variety of Costa Rican Stone Sculpture has been found from the highlands and coastal slopes, believed to have been made by the Huetar Indians who occupied the area in the 16th century. These sculptures are associated with burials.
Costa Rica Stone Sculture

South American Peoples

Sipan Tomb Excavation – The rare discovery of an undisturbed Moche tomb provides information about how people were buried and might have lived.
Costa Rica Stone Sculture

Asian People

This is a Semai woman, carrying a frame with bamboo water containers.
Semai Woman

Hall of Asian Mammal

This is the water buffalo and its environment.
Water Buffalo India

Hall of the Dinosaurs

This is the horned dinosaur, the Triceratops.

The Agate Springs in Nebraska is one of the most famous fossil-mammal localities in the world. The fossil beds provide a fascinating window into the life of central North America about 20 million years ago.
Agate Springs Fossils

Skeleton of the Allosaurus fragilis. The Allosaurus fragilis is the best known carnosaur, with more than 60 individuals collected.
dinasaur skeleton

African Mammals

Hunting dogs run down their prey of wildebeest, impalas, and zebras. Unlike other members of the dog family, hunting dogs only have four toes on the forefeet.
African hunting dogs

Hall of the American Birds

This is the Peregrine Falcon. It has become extinct in the northeastern United States and increasingly rare elsewhere.
Peregrine Falcon

Eastern Woodlands Indians

This is a 19th century costume.
Indian Costume

Hall of Human Origins

This 34-tons of iron is known as Ahnighito, a portion of a much larger meteorite that fell on Earth from Space. It landed on Greenland thousands of years ago before any people lived there.
large meteorite

Earth and Space Center

Space Museum

Important notes

1. Get a map. The set-up of the museum is a bit complicated. Without a map guide, you surely would miss so many of the interesting exhibits.
2. As I said earlier, spare at least 3 hours of your time to wander around the museum.
3. The food inside the museum is expensive. If you have kids with you, bring some snack food.
4. Start at the very top level of the museum then head downwards.


Address: 79th Street and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212-769-5100

Opening and closing hours.

The Museum is open daily from 10 am–5:45 pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Admission fee.

Suggested general admission fee is $22. If you wish to pay less, you can. Take note that your fee supports the Museum’s scientific and educational endeavors.

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