The American Museum of Natural History in New York is one of the most fun and educational museums in the world. The museum may seem familiar to you, as shown in the movie “Night at the Museum.” What can you expect? You will fall into the world of animals, dinosaurs, learn about the history of the creation of the planet, and visit different parts of the world. The museum building is very many years old, which is impressive.
What is worth seeing in the museum?
Like everything else in America, the Natural History Museum is enormous. If you have a limited amount of time, decide in advance what exactly you want to see. See below for a list of my favorite rooms.
Butterfly Garden (second floor, at the entrance to the museum)
The hall is open from October – May. Like in a fairy tale, more than 500 living butterflies will fly around you, a truly unforgettable experience.
North American Mammal Dioramas (ground floor)
Magically preserved animals represented in their natural habitat. It is fantastic and beautiful, as they all did. You feel like you are in the mountains among tigers or in the African Serengeti with an antelope.
Ocean Life (ground floor)
It seems as if all life in the ocean has come to the surface. It is not surprising that the museum devotes a lot of time and attention to this exposition. There are also two attractive “trees of life” that beautifully depict the evolutionary process and even show when a new species can be classified. You can also see dioramas of marine animals, including a life-size whale hanging from the ceiling!
Space exploration (third floor)
The museum not only gives an overview of the evolution of the earth but also an idea of what is happening in space and how people explore our solar system. It is also great to visit the space theater, where it will seem to you as if you are floating in space.
Indians and East Indians Hall (third floor)
Are you curious to see how Native Americans lived? Visit the indigenous exhibition, which includes an anthropological overview of how indigenous peoples lived, what tools they used and how they survived
Dinosaurs (fourth floor)
The Natural History Museum is mostly famous for its dinosaur collection, and it is imposing. You might think that everything you see made of plastic, but if you look closely and read the descriptions on the signs, most of the exhibition is real. The museum will allow you to find out everything that is possible about these great giants. Considerable attention also paid to theories about how these giants came to extinction. You will encounter intriguingly with the age of the earth and humanity. This fact compared to 24 hours a day. You will be surprised to know that humanity has appeared only in the last minute!
Exclusive VIP Tour Before Opening
Visit the museum an hour before it opens its doors to the general public by taking this exclusive VIP tour with an early entrance. The museum is still quiet and empty, dinosaurs and surviving animals almost seem to come to life. The guide will give you an exciting tour of the main halls of the museum, which without a crowd of people, is even more impressive than during the museum’s working hours. This tour is also great for children, and they will like to stand in front and the center of each display. After the tour, you can stay in the museum for as long as you want.
After payment, you will receive a voucher that you can print and exchange for a ticket at the museum. You can also show the voucher on your mobile phone to get a ticket.
- Museum Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 17:45
- Museum Address: Central Park West at 79 Street
- Extra: The building has a wardrobe for $ 2 per person