American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA) Reviews
Description:Central Park West, at 79th Street. Tel: +1 (212) 769 5000 or +1 (212) 769 5100 for recorded information. Disabled ... more
Newest Review: ... carved into the walls near the ceiling. We joined a queue to get tickets and this is where it really confuses me. It is free to gain entry, but they do suggest you make a donation of $15 for the tickets each. How can they say it's free, but still suggest a donation. I can accept making a donation on the way if you are impressed, a bit like giving a tip in a restaurant. We paid the ... more
Customer American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA) Reviews (4)
by - written on 09/07/09 (Very useful, 27 readings)
Having woken up one morning while in New York, we found it to be raining ever so slightly. Being as we are both quite interested in seeing all the building's and wandering around, we wee a bit disappointed by this. However, it was not unexpected and we just decided to go to a museum and wait until the rain had stopped. After looking at one of the guide maps we had, we located the American Museum of Natural History and decided it would be interesting to go and visit. We took a nice walk up through Central Park to get to the museum. First impressions from the outside were good, it is a really impressive building, but then, do you expect anything ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/10/08 (Very useful, 38 readings)
Visiting New York in March2008, we had to find things under cover for all those afternoons where the rain took hold, and where better than a museum! From the outside, very impressive, ascending the steps outside it makes you feel like you're in for a good afternoon. Got in and found it all a bit lacklustre. Lots of 'sheep herding' railings out, guiding you to cough up some cash. We paid the suggest donation of $15USD, got our tickets and wondered where to start... And Im wondering where to start now! Directions wise, it was really poor, I think we ended up wandering into the Asia's. We weren't offered a map, or sent in any particular ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/09/08 (Very useful, 28 readings)
This museum is well located and easy to find, being literally right in front of you as you exit the subway on 79th Street in New York City. I went to this museum once, last month, and I have to say I have mixed feelings about it. I will explain. Firstly, I should say that I am a huge fan of the Natural History Museum in London and I was expecting to like this one equally. The first surprise, then, came as I entered, and was asked to pay. Apparently the entrance fee is optional, and yo can choose how much you pay, but the suggested donation is 15USD (not the 7 as suggested above). I was surprised as the Natural History Museum in London is free to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/07/00, updated on 10/07/00 (Very useful, 134 readings)
this museum rates as no 1 in the "kids take new york" (guide for manhattan parents) things for manhattan kids (and tourists) to do...... Personally I think a visit to Manhattan would be complete *without* a visit here but this is obviously not the only view! If you've been to London and the Natural History Museum there, I'd say forget it. If Natural History Museums are definitely your thing, then go for it... If you do have the time or inclination to visit, the thing which remains most in our memory (and I guess the memories of many others) is the gigantic blue whale (life size) suspended from the ceiling in the Hall of Ocean Life. I ... Read the complete review
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