American Museum of Natural History

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The American Museum of Natural History is a museum in New York City, USA. The museum which was established in 1869 is dedicated to displaying natural history and the collection of the museum stands at around 33 million specimens of plants, minerals, fossils, animals, rocks, meteorites, human remains and human cultural artefacts. The building the museum is held in was built in 1874 and only allows for a fraction of the collection to be on display, mainly due to the collection size rather than the building. The building has 45 exhibition halls with 28 interconnecting buildings. The museum has a motto, which is "To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe."

Getting there

The museum is situated across the road from Central Park, it is accessible by the city’s transport system, By bus take the M7, M10, M11 or M79 towards Central Park or if travelling by the subway system take the B or C trains to ‘81st Street’.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open daily from 10am-5.45pm and admission is set at 23$ for adults, 18$ for seniors and students and 13$ for children. Tickets are available onsite or online. Audio guides are available to rent. It is advised to research the museum's displays in order to get a grasp of the collections on display.

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  • Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
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  • +1 212-769-5100

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