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  • New York City: American Museum of Natural History Ticket

    1. New York City: American Museum of Natural History Ticket

    Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. Located just across from Central Park, the museum is home to over 32 million specimens. Benefit from all-day entry and use the option to upgrade your general entry ticket to include special exhibitions. Explore all permanent exhibitions as well as the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Wander around 45 Museum Halls to learn about dinosaurs and diamonds, and everything in-between. Look out for the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and Easter Island head that inspired characters in the film "Night at the Museum." Connect to the museum's WiFi and download the free Explorer App to your smartphone. The app offers turn-by-turn navigation, behind-the-scenes stories about exhibits, quizzes, and more. See the exhibition highlights at your own pace with the museum's self-guided tours of popular ...

    A lot to see! We wish we had more time there. The only downside is there are not a lot of restrooms and it can be confusing following the map. They could use better signage. Overall, amazing content! So mush to see and our kids and us adults enjoyed it!

  • New York Pass: Access to 100+ Attractions & Tours

    2. New York Pass: Access to 100+ Attractions & Tours

    Use The New York Pass on your phone to allow you cash-free entry to over 100 New York tourist attractions. It’s a bit like an “all you can eat” buffet; once you’ve bought your New York Pass, you don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions covered by the pass, and the more sights you see, the more money you save.

    The New York Pass records when and where you first use it, as well as how long it will remain valid. This means your pass is activated the moment that you first use it at any attraction or service. Your New York Pass is then valid for the number of days that you've purchased. 

    The full list of attractions:

    POPULAR EXPERIENCES

    • Empire State Building

    • Big Bus Tours: 1-day Classic Tour

    • Top of the Rock Observation Deck

    • 9/11 Memorial & Museum

    • Edge (Hudson Yards)

    • One World Observatory

    I didn’t have any problems with the pass. It was show/reserve and go experience, and it allowed us to do most of the attractions, including others we had planned. I had a good trip with it.

  • New York CityPASS®: Save 40% at 6 Top Attractions

    3. New York CityPASS®: Save 40% at 6 Top Attractions

    See world-class art, fascinating science, important history, and incredible views—from the sky AND the sea and save up to 40% with the New York CityPASS! New York CityPASS includes admission to: 1. The Empire State Building: With iconic views and a new museum, the Empire State Building provides breathtaking 360-degree, open-air views from the 86th-floor observatory. 2. American Museum of Natural History: Explore human cultures, the natural world, and the universe with a visit to one of the world’s most famous natural history museums. 3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: New York’s most visited museum and attraction.  The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from every corner of the world for everyone to experience and enjoy.  At the Met’s uptown branch, The Met Cloisters, explore the art, architecture, and gardens and medieval Europe.  ...

    In American museum of Natural history we spent half an hour at front desk, just because the tickets were sold out, even we had a reservation. They've been nice and tried to find a solution

  • New York: Go City Explorer Pass with 95+ Tours & Attractions

    4. New York: Go City Explorer Pass with 95+ Tours & Attractions

    Go City offers you a selection of over 95 must-see NYC attractions, museums, and tours for one low pre-paid price. Save up to 45% compared to buying separate attraction tickets, and see New York's most popular attractions with one easy-to-use digital pass.

    Choices include the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry, 9/11 Museum and Memorial, Empire State Building, NY Waterways Tours, MoMA, and many more! There's no need to decide in advance, and you can take up to 60 days after using the pass to make your first visit.

    Your Explorer Pass also features special perks including gift shop discounts or a free audio guide at selected attractions, helping you make the most of your New York trip and save even more along the way.

    The New York attractions you can select include: 

    MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

    • American Museum of Natural History

    • The Museum ...

    With the New York Explorer pass, we selected the 7 most important sights. Then I started planning the days. I got to know the subway and bus transportation in New York and planned where and how to go. Now I’m nearing the end and enjoying it more and more. I’ve been to the U.S. several times, but I’ve avoided big cities by far so far. However, I was in almost every National Park. I think we will enjoy that too.

  • New York City: The Sightseeing FLEX Pass

    5. New York City: The Sightseeing FLEX Pass

    Take a bite out of the Big Apple! Pull up your Sightseeing Flex Pass on your phone and enjoy cash-free access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours, including some of the city’s most popular attractions like the Top of the Rock Observatory, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, the New York Aquarium, and more. Simplify and save, as you can tailor your trip to New York City to fit your ideal itinerary with the easy-to-use Sightseeing Flex Pass. With the option to select 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, or 12 attractions, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and with no fixed start date. This pass is recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing and want to visit only a few most popular attractions. Get out and explore to get an authentic taste of New York City from the streets on one of the many walking or biking tours. See the ...

    Other than a lot of Covid impacts to the individual attractions, this pass is a good value. It IS a bit confusing up front and some of the timed attractions did not allow you to book the times in advance. But overall, we had no issues... and the attractions were all familiar with the pass and accepted it without much issue. We were very satisfied with our choice of this as opposed to purchasing individual tickets.

  • NYC American Museum of Natural History Guided Museum Tour

    6. NYC American Museum of Natural History Guided Museum Tour

    The 33 million objects housed in the museum cover basically all of Earth’s history, so you’ll be lucky to have a knowledgeable guide break it all down for you. More than just a storyteller, your young, passionate, and engaging guide will approach touring in a different way. They will bring a personal touch to each tour, adding their own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way. They are there to listen to you, to answer your questions, and to create a dialogue – unlike other tours where they just lecture you as you go along. That’s the whole reason why the private and semi-private tour option are offered, to make sure you get the most possible out of your experience. Begin with the museum itself as you learn about its story in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda where you’ll meet the first of many prehistoric creatures on your visit. Your guide will reveal how the dioramas are made as you e...

    It was great having a guide that knew there way around the museum. Seeing the highlights was helpful as it is a massive museum.

  • New York: American Museum of Natural History Family Tour

    7. New York: American Museum of Natural History Family Tour

    Meet your tour guide at the entrance to the museum. Decide which exhibits you want to see so your family can get the most out of the guided tour. The American Museum of Natural History is one of the most reputable museums of its kind worldwide where you can explore dozens of exhibits and theater shows suitable for all ages. Explore the outer reaches of space at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Discover many fossils and bones on a floor dedicated entirely to dinosaur specimens. Learn more about mammals and sea life from all over the world, as well as various ecosystems. See artifacts and treasures from various civilizations, including the Aztecs and ancient Native Americans.  After your guided tour, you can explore the rest of the exhibits at your own pace. Your ticket is valid for the entire day.

    Guide did a great job keeping us moving and involved. Everyone got their fill and left happy.

  • Everything New York City: Customizable Luxury SUV Tour

    8. Everything New York City: Customizable Luxury SUV Tour

    Everybody finds something unique to like about New York City, so book a private tour guide to avoid the cookie-cutter sightseeing tours. The Everything New York City Tour is fully customizable to your desires. You will travel by luxury SUV, with space for up to 5 of your friends or family. Before the chauffeured 4-hour tour, All New York Fun Tours will take the time to consult your interests. After the consultation, every sight, every turn, and every stop will be custom tailored to you and/or your group's interests. Whether you want to see Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, or Staten Island, you will have fun and learn about what interests you most. You have the option to get out and see anything you want in the areas that interest you, or simply sit back and soak up the sights. Some areas and sights of interest to consider include: • High line park • Grand Central Terminal • Cen...

  • NYC: Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History Tour

    9. NYC: Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Natural History Tour

    Start with the Met and its roughly 2 million works of art and artifacts covering everything from Ancient Egypt to modern art. From the Great Hall, visit the museum’s most important galleries. Pass through the Medieval Europe Gallery on your way to the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace. Explore armory from the Middle Ages, including pieces worn by Henry VIII. The American wing hosts the staircase from the Chicago Stock Exchange as well as the famed portrait of Washington crossing the Delaware. A host of European painters including Vermeer, Picasso and Van Gogh awaits you as you learn about their troubled yet exciting lives. After a break for lunch, check out a few of the 33 million objects housed in the American Museum of Natural History, covering basically all of Earth’s history. Begin with the museum itself as you learn about its history in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda. Your guide will ...

  • NYC: Virtual "Friends" Tour Package

    10. NYC: Virtual "Friends" Tour Package

    Virtually explore 18 locations from the "Friends" series from the comfort of your home. Pause, stop, and replay the tour at your own pace. Visit the "Friends" apartment building located above Central Perk. Pass by the Museum of Natural History where Ross works as a paleontologist. Swing by Bloomingdales where Rachel works as an assistant buyer, and check out Saks 5th Avenue where Joey develops a cologne spritzer rivalry with "The Hombre Man". To continue the fun, receive exclusive admission to a Friends Virtual Trivia Night event to go up against other "Friends" super fans. So, order two pizzas ("the Joey Special"), bake some of Phoebe's famous Nestlé toll house cookies, and join in the fun.

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What people are saying about American Museum of Natural History

We really enjoyed it. We wish we had more time. We were there 4:5 hours and wish it was longer and we only saw the basic museum. We will definitely come back if we ever visit NYC again. The prices were very reasonable also.

I didn’t have any problems with the pass. It was show/reserve and go experience, and it allowed us to do most of the attractions, including others we had planned. I had a good trip with it.

very good pass to visit all the tourist destinations in NYC. Just upgrade the empire state building to 102nd floor.

Guide did a great job keeping us moving and involved. Everyone got their fill and left happy.

You could go to almost every attraction with the pass