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.
Here are samples of what you will see inside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Enjoy the photos I took.
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.
South American Peoples
Hall of Asian Mammal
Hall of the Dinosaurs
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.
Hall of the American Birds
Eastern Woodlands Indians
Hall of Human Origins
Earth and Space Center
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.
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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