American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.
Things to Do
Self Guided Tours - Download a paper map (suggested) or download the Explorer iPhone app and take some great self-guided tours of the museum. Popular tours include: Whales Tour | Theodore Roosevelt Tour | Dino Tour | Highlights Tour | Night At The Museum Tour | Earth and Space Tour
Touchable Exhibits - Several of the Museum's permanent halls feature touchable exhibits. The Discovery Room on the first floor has touchable exhibits specially geared toward children. The Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth features many touchable rock specimens. Special exhibitions often have touch stations as well.
Hayden Planetarium Space Shows - The Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space uses state-of-the art technology to communicate cutting-edge science. A digital video system projects across the theater's 67-foot-wide hemispheric dome, and every seat has an amazing view.
Dinosaur Bones Exhibit - head up to the 4th floor to view the enormity of the dinosaurs that roamed the earth before us. Don't miss Tyrannosaurus Rex, Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs.
The enormous Blue Whale at the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life...this 94-foot fiberglass mammal, suspended in air, reminds us of just how big the living creatures around us are.
American Museum of Natural History Insider Tips