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Dinosaurs, The Blue Whale, The Hayden Planetarium and More

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American Museum of Natural History in New York City
A trip to the American Museum of Natural History is a fun and educational experience for New York adults and kids alike. The museum offers a wealth of amazing exhibits -- from dinosaurs to ocean life to outer space. The only problem is deciding what to see first.

Visiting the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Location: The Museum is located at 79th Street and Central Park West.

Getting There
By Subway: Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st St.
By Bus: Take the M79 to W. 81st St. near the Museum.
By Car: A parking facility is located within the Museum. Enter at 81st St. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave. between 8 AM and 11 PM. Rates range from $18 (up to one hour) to $46 for ten hours and more. Discounts are offered for Museum members and validated parking.

Museum Hours: The American Museum of Natural History is open daily from 10 AM to 5:45 PM. The Rose Center for Earth and Space is open on Fridays until 8:45 PM.

Tickets Suggested admission to the Museum and the Rose Center is:
Adults: $14
Children 2-12: $8
Seniors and Students with ID: $10.50
Members: FREE

You must also purchase separate tickets for special exhibits and programs, including the Space Show in the Planetarium and IMAX films. Advance tickets for these exhibits can be purchased online.

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