I have lived in New York for about five years now and I’ve always wanted to come and visit the Museum of Natural History. I finally visited today And it was everything that I had hoped for!!The only thing that I would suggest is if you are the type of person who just likes to look at the pictures and the statues then you could get through the whole Museum in about three hours, but if you are like me who likes to take time and read then I would suggest you go early because it will take you all day if you really would like to get the whole experience. Another tip is the price for general admission is A suggestive amount. You could pay one dollar to enter and you should not worry about getting nasty looks from the employees because they deal with people paying low amounts on a daily basis. I saw at least five people walk in line who gave a dollar so you could give as much as you like. Overall it’s visually outstanding and very informative . I will definitely go back!
The American Museum of Natural History is famous around the world especially after the Night in the Museum films but it was a bit of a let-down for us . While some of the exhibits are great it feels very dark and not well organized in order to allow you to enjoy those The best part of the museum for us was the Rose Centre for Earth and Space and the planetarium. The Dark Universe theme was both informative and entertaining at the same time. I believe the museum can improve some of the guides so as to allow visitors to enjoy it more during a day visit. While there are a number of tours recommended in the guides none of them is easy to follow. so a lot more can be done in that area ..
You cannot go wrong with a visit here. Suitable for anyone aged 5 or up. You can spend a whole day there, exploring, shopping, learning & eating. Easily accessible and next to Central Park. We did experience some issues that were quite uncomfortable and a bummer. The 45 minute wait to obtain our tickets was a nightmare. The lines for the elevators ridiculous. I did like the option of paying what you want. I did not pay the suggested price due to the wait time, as we only had a certain amount of time to visit. We literally ran down stairs to avoid lines and see as much as we could. Would return despite the flaws.
One of my favorite places to go and visit on the weekends. There's so much to see and explore. This is definitely a place you would need more than one day to really grasp all it has to offer. The space exhibit is one of my all time favorite spots. Seeing all of the planets modeled against what would be the sun is fascinating. The only downfall is that my favorite planet, Pluto (now considered a dwarf planet) is so hard to find. I know all of the controversy surrounding this museum and Neil D.T ideas of Pluto. I think Pluto needs more recognition at this museum! The dinosaurs are stunning, not something you want to miss out on. The extra shows they offer are amazing and truly worth their price! By far one of the most amazing views at this museum has to be the display of nature. All of the trees, roots and leafs are amazing to look at and learn about. Any traveler coming to New York City, please make sure this museum is on your to do list! I recommend this museum to everyone! there is something for everyone to see and enjoy. No matter you age or interest this museum is so large and diverse there is surely something worthwhile for you.
Wow! What a great place this is must I say. Started off by coming in to an enormous room with gigantic towering pillars which are some greatly impressive architecture. Came in thinking this would be a quick walk through with a some models to looks at and fossils however I was greatly wrong, I could’ve spent the whole day in there with the greatly in depth explanation for each piece of history in there. Was in there for at least 3 hours and merely scraped the surface of information in there and failed to visit all floors. The food court was a tasty experience and the prices were slightly high however that is to be expected in New York. Would recommend to everyone and it’s very possible to spend a whole day exploring in there. God bless America.