American Museum of
Natural History in New York

American Museum of Natural History

Learn Something New with Every Visit

Take a trip as far back in time as you dare at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Compare your finger to the claw of a hunting lion, explore dinosaur fossils, track the Earth’s origins, or get blown away by an IMAX film. Your kids will love every minute!

A jewel in the collection of museums in New York, this natural history museum has a vast collection displaying animals, cultures, meteorites, earthquakes, butterflies, the universe, and pretty much everything in it.

See the World through Different Eyes

Many of the halls exhibit striking three-dimensional scenes of animals and indigenous cultures in their natural environment. Life size statues of some of the worlds most dangerous and exotic animals in action are on display. It is hard to figure out how some of them are suspended in their active poses.

American Museum of Natural History Exhibit

Special Exhibitions and Extra Cost

While this is a great museum that is worth visiting, what we dislike most about the Museum of Natural History in New York is the confusing pricing system. General admission does not include everything.

The general admission price allows access to 45 museum halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

In addition to general admission, there are special exhibits and activities that cost extra. They include the butterfly conservatory, planetarium, IMAX theater, and some temporary exhibitions.

Because the general admission to the American Museum of Natural History in New York is "suggested" you can pay what you wish to enter. The special exhibits, however, are a set price. Find detailed pricing information below.


Essential Tourist Information

Website: www.amnh.org

Location: Central Park West at 79th Street

Admission Prices

*Suggested General Admission:
(Includes 45 Museum Halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space)

  • Adults: $19
  • Children (2-12): $10.50
  • Student/Senior with ID: $14.50
  • Member Adult/Child: Free

Supersaver Admission:
(Includes the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, IMAX, and all special exhibitions)

  • Adults: $33
  • Children (2-12): $20.50
  • Student/Senior with ID: $25.50
  • Member Adult: $16.50
  • Member Child: $12

Single Space Show, IMAX film, or Special Exhibition:
(This amounted is added to whatever you choose to pay for *Suggested Admission.)

  • Adults: $22
  • Children: $12
  • Senior/Student: $18

Museum and Rose Center + 1 Special Exhibition:
(Includes museum, the Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus one special exhibition)

  • Adult: $25
  • Children (2-12): $14.50
  • Senior/Student with ID: $19

*Suggested Admission means you can pay what you wish to enter the museum. This does not apply to special exhibits or IMAX. Also, if you purchase tickets online, you will have to choice but to pay full admission.

Museum Hours

  • Open daily: 10:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Address and Directions

Central Park West at 79th Street

  • By Subway, take the C or B train (weekdays only due to construction) to 81st Street or take the 1 train to Broadway and 79th.
  • By Bus, take the M79 bus to the stop on W. 81st Street (crosses Central Park?). Also, the M7, M10, M11, M86, and M104 buses stop near the museum.

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