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American Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs, Butterflies & Space

Founded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History is one of New York's most popular sights. This museum is a fabulous attraction for all ages and offers a full calendar of rotating exhibits, special exhibitions, and family programming.
See a cast of Titanosaur, a 122-foot-long dinosaur discovered in the Patagonian Desert region of Argentina. Wander the galleries of Opulent Oceans to view historic illustrated scientific illustrations from European explorers. Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall to discover a bronze sculpture of the former President and nature lover. Check out three colorful species fluttering in the Butterfly Conservatory. Be amazed at the Dark Universe Space Show and Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean, an awe-inspiring 3D movie.
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Prices -

Admission ticket prices vary by age and tour type

Hours -

Daily from 10 AM - 5.45 PM, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.


  • Astronomy Live
  • Sackler Brain Course
  • Special Exhibitions


  • Dinosaur Exhibits
  • Space Shows
  • Guided Tours
  • Butterfly Conservatory
  • Family Programs
  • Gift Shops


  • Are there restaurants at the American Museum of Natural History?
    Yes. The museum offers three unique dining venues. The Food Court offers family-style fare like pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs. Café on One serves delicious sandwiches, salads, and a selection of beer and wine. Stop by the Café on 4 to enjoy a diverse menu of soups, sandwiches, sushi, and gourmet desserts.
  • Is photography allowed at the American Museum of Natural History?
    Unless noted, visitors are allowed to take photos with their hand-held cameras and smartphones. Photos may only be taken for personal use. Selfie sticks, tripods, and lights are not permitted at the museum. Note that flash photography is not allowed in the Space Theater or the LeFrak Theater.

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