American Museum of Natural History

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Fee: Suggested $16

Sun. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Mon. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Tue. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Thu. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5:45 PM
Central Park West and 79th Street
Manhattan, New York 10024
(212) 769-5100

Check the AMNH website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


Rose Center for Earth and Space by Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest, AMNH, New York
The AMNH (website) is a Museum (Science) in New York.
Official description from AMNH:
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.
Dan's opinion:

This is one of those places with a suggested fee where you can technically pay just a penny. But then you go inside and marvel at just what's in the lobby and feel sheepish for donating less than $5.

Wikipedia excerpt:
The American Museum of Natural History (abbreviated as AMNH), located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, United States, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 million specimens, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time. The Museum has a scientific staff of more than 200, and sponsors over 100 special field expeditions each year.

Promotional images for exhibits from AMNH official site

Current Exhibitions

Nov 20, 2010 – Aug 14, 2011
Brain: The Inside Story begins as visitors walk past a 3-pound preserved brain—a modest, small white mass—then step into the exhibition through an exhilarating “tunnel” of firing neurons, an installation created for this exhibition by the Spanish artist Daniel Canogar, who used lines of light projected onto hanging recycled wires to represent the brain's connectivity and to highlight its electrical impulses.

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