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American Museum of Natural History Super Saver

American Museum of Natural History Rotunda

Adult Price From: $33.00
Child Price From: $20.00

The American Museum of Natural History takes you on an unforgettable journey of discovery.

See everything and save with the AMNH Super Saver ticket! This great value includes admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus all special exhibitions, IMAX film, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show.

Plan a full day for a remarkable adventure into earth's past and future. Travel from the outer reaches of the universe to the inner workings of Earth, and on to an exploration of the range of life and cultures on our planet - all under one roof! The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s most prestigious and beloved Museums. And there's always something new to see!

American Museum of Natural History: TREX DisplayThe American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s greatest museums with 46 permanent exhibition halls, beloved by young and old. These halls explore the natural world around us, the universe beyond and the cultures of humanity. One of the premier attractions in New York City is the Museum’s series of fossil halls, including its two famed dinosaur halls. Visitors will not want to miss the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, one of the world’s greatest museum displays or the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, dominated by the famous 94 foot blue whale, one of the Museum’s star attractions. The Rose Center for Earth and Space, Manhattan’s boldest architectural icon is also an inspiring educational attraction that employs cutting edge technology to bring the universe to life. 

American Museum of Natural History: Rose Center
Hayden Planetarium Space Shows
See a thrilling Space Show and travel to the outer reaches of the universe in one of the world’s most powerful virtual reality simulators, the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater. Space Show translator headsets are available in English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and  Portuguese.

As dazzling as Space Shows have always been, their impact has been magnified by a recent $2 million upgrade to the projection system. The technology has finally caught up with the science, making it possible for audiences to see thousands of stars that astrophysicists had been able to include in space visualizations but which previously didn’t show up on the dome’s surface.

American Museum of Natural History: Secret World Inside YouThe Secret World Inside You
Date: Through August 14, 2016
The Secret World Inside You will take visitors on a tour of the human body, making stops at places where microbes thrive: your skin—which, covering about 20 square feet, is your largest organ—and your mouth and your gastrointestinal tract, which is home to your body’s densest and most diverse microbial community, among others.
The exhibition also will explore where our microbiomes come from. Most babies encounter their first big batch of microbes during birth, when they are coated with microbes from the mother’s birth canal, or, if born by caesarean section, from the skin of their mother, doctors, and others who touch them. New work also has shown that breast milk, in addition to providing nutrition for the baby, contains complex carbohydrates that cannot be digested by infants but are readily consumed by the dominant species of bacteria in the infant microbiome—evidence that we coevolved to live with these organisms.
The Secret World Inside You includes interactive activities, videos, and a live theater where a presenter will show visitors how scientists are navigating this exciting new field of research.

American Museum of Natural History: Dinosaurs Among UsDinosaurs Among Us
Date: Through January 2, 2017
Dinosaurs Among Us highlights the unbroken line between the charismatic dinosaurs that once dominated our planet and modern birds. Discover remarkable new evidence for what scientists now call one of the best-documented evolutionary transitions in the history of life. See life-like models of dinosaurs with feathers, including a 23-foot-long tyrannosaur with a shaggy coat of filaments called proto-feathers and a small dromeosaur with a 22-inch wingspan and vivid, patterned plumage on all four limbs. You'll never look at a bird the same way again.

American Museum of Natural History: Dwarf CrocodileCrocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
Date: Through January 2, 2017
This exhibition will immerse visitors in the world of crocs, with engaging interactives, models, artifacts, and living specimens, including an African dwarf crocodile, Siamese crocodile, and American alligator hatchlings.

Special Exhibitions, IMAX® Films and Space Shows at the American Museum of Natural History

What are the Special Exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History?

American Museum of Natural History: Countdown to ZeroCountdown to Zero
Date: Through January 2, 2017
The challenges of eliminating devastating diseases are enormous, but successful strategies can bring about colossal social and economic benefits. Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease, a new exhibition about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions, developed in collaboration with The Carter Center, focuses on several global efforts that have been able to contain, eliminate, or eradicate disease. Chief among these is the 30-year campaign that may soon eradicate Guinea worm disease, positioning it to become only the second human disease ever eradicated, after smallpox. The exhibition also highlights the ongoing programs to eliminate polio and prospects for more localized elimination of river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria.

American Museum of Natural History: TitanosaurThe Titanosaur
Date: Ongoing
The latest must-see exhibit at the Museum: The largest dinosaur ever discovered, a cast of a 122-foot-long titanosaur.
Paleontologists suggest this dinosaur, a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs, weighed in at around 77 tons—as much as 14 or 15 African elephants. The species lived in the forests of today’s Patagonia about 100 to 95 million years ago, during the Late Cretaceous period, and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.
The remains were excavated in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina by a team from the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio led by José Luis Carballido and Diego Pol, who received his Ph.D. at the American Museum of Natural History.

American Museum of Natural History: Opulent OceansOpulent Oceans
Date: Ongoing
Inspired by the book Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.
The world’s oceans abound with a truly astonishing diversity of life forms. Beginning some 400 years ago, European voyages of discovery began mapping the globe, and knowledge of ocean life flourished as never before. These explorers documented their discoveries in illustrated books—by sketching their own specimens or collaborating with artists and engravers—resulting in images that communicate the anatomy, life cycles, habits—and sheer beauty—of newfound marine species.

IMAX Shows at the American Museum of Natural History

Enjoy IMAX films on the 4-story high screen while relaxing in the 
gorgeous and comfortable setting of a restored beaux arts theatre:

National Parks Adventure IMAX Movie at the American Museum of Natural HistoryNational Parks Adventure IMAX Film
Date: Through September 1, 2016
National Parks Adventure will be shown in 2D at: 11:30am and 4:30pm; 3D digital showings at: 10:30am; 12:30am; 1:30pm; 2:30pm; 3:30pm
In its New York premiere, MacGillivray Freeman Film’s National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness of America’s national parks. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Robert Redford, the film lets audiences soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks, and explore other-worldly realms found in our country’s most legendary spaces. This new film is an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service and a reflection on what wilderness means to us all.
Filmed in more than 30 national parks across the country, this immersive cinematic experience follows world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb, and explore their way across America’s spectacular wilderness vistas. In Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite, and more, this stirring title reveals a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us. Captured on IMAX 3D cameras and shown in its full glory in giant screen theatres, National Parks Adventure celebrates the majesty of our national parks and treasured landscapes and highlights the importance of protecting them.

Spectacular Hayden Planetarium Space Shows

See a thrilling Space Show and travel to the outer reaches of the universe in one of the world’s most powerful virtual reality simulators, the Hayden Planetarium space theater. Space Shows are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Dark Universe - Space Show at the Museum of Natural HistoryDark Universe Space Show
Date: Ongoing
As scientists unravel the complexities of the cosmos, key findings are revealing amazing new frontiers for exploration. Come along on a journey about what we already know -- and about the mysteries we have yet to solve -- in Dark Universe, a new Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium.
Go beyond the night sky and into deep space to find out how discoveries over the past 100 years have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. You'll hurtle through Jupiter's atmosphere, peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together, and watch the colorful remains of the universe's beginnings unfold.
Experience Dark Universe to celebrate the pivotal moments that have brought us unprecedented knowledge of the universe and our place in it -- and glimpse the exciting future of cosmic exploration.
Monday–Friday: Every half hour, 10:30am–4:30pm except Wednesdays (first show on Wednesday begins at 11am)
Saturday–Sunday: Every half hour, 10:30am–5pm.

What are the Upcoming Exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History?

Date: November 21, 2016-August 13, 2017

American Museum of Natural History: Butterly Conservatory
The Butterfly Conservatory: Butterflies Alive in Winter
Date: December 10, 2016-May 29, 2017
This seasonal exhibit is a must-see at the museum, as you escape the winter chill to walk through a tropical oasis filled with colorful butterflies.
This exhibition, an annual favorite, features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The butterflies are housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat, includes live flowering plants that serve as nectar sources, and features controlled artificial light, temperature, and humidity. Featured species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies. Text panels located immediately outside the vivarium offer information about the evolution and life cycle of butterflies, including explanations of mimicry, diversity, and butterflies’ important role in conservation.

Where is the American Museum of Natural History Located?
The Museum is located at Central Park West and 79th Street.

How do I get to the Museum of Natural History?
  • B or C to 81st Street and Central Park West
  • 1 to 79th Street and Broadway
What are the Museum of Natural History Hours of Operation?
The Museum of Natural History is open daily, 10am-5:45pm.The Museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Space Show Hours: every half-hour, 10:30am–4:30pm; First Friday of every month 10:30am-7pm

When is the Museum of Natural History Gift Shop Open?
The Museum Gift Shop Hours: the Museum Shop is open while the Museum is open, 10am-5:45pm daily.

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