American Museum of Natural History

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American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, New York, NY, United States


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.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

The Education Department creates learning opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, at the Museum, at home, in school, and in the community.

Teachers and students can take advantage of the exciting programs and offerings throughout the year. Plan your visit to the Museum. Parents can explore resources at home and in the community.

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School Group Programs Available (All Grades)

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Permanent Exhibitions 

Adventures in Science

Multi-day and weeklong science immersions for children in grades pre-K – 8 that introduce them to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.

Discovery Room for School Groups

A hands-on exploration of science and inquiry for School Group visits.

Discovery Room

The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the scenes look at its science.

The Early Adventures Program

This program encourages preschoolers, ages 2 to 5 years old, to use their instinctive nature to investigate and explore the world around them in an environment designed for them.

Drop-In Events for School Groups

A series of free, hands-on events for school groups of all ages on a variety of topics. Check out the Drop-In events for the 2013-14 school year.

LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest – Whales: Giants of the Deep

The LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest invites New York City students in grades K-8 to submit essays about their Museum visit to the LeFrak Family Gallery, where they can experience Whales: Giants of the Deep.

Nature Walks

Observe the vibrant migration of birds in Central Park and other nature walks hosted by the Museum.

The Science and Nature Program

Classes for young children and their parents or caregivers about the wonders of science and nature.

Sackler Educational Laboratory for Class Trips

Grades 8-12: Middle and high school laboratory experiences in comparative genomics, evolution, and the brain.


Additional Information

Online and Downloadable Lesson Plans and Learning Material from AMNH that can be used in the Classroom or home

Download the AMNH App for Free on Itunes!

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Current Exhibitions

Suggested General Admission

  • Adults:  $22
  • Children (2-12):  $12.50
  • Seniors/Students with ID:  $17.00
  • Adult Members:  Free
  • Child Members:  Free

Suggested General Admission, which supports the Museum’s scientific and educational endeavors, includes admission to all 45 Museum halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Should you wish to pay less than the suggested admission, you may do so by purchasing tickets at any admissions desk at the Museum.

By purchasing tickets online, you agree to pay the full suggested admission plus a service charge per ticket.



SuperSaver Admission

  • Adults:  $35
  • Children (2-12):  $22.00
  • Seniors/Students with ID:  $28.00
  • Adult Members:  $16.50
  • Child Members:  $12

Tickets include admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus all special exhibitions, IMAX films, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show.



Museum Plus One Admission

  • Adults:  $27
  • Children (2-12):  $16.00
  • Seniors/Students with ID:  $22.00

Museum Plus One tickets include admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus one special exhibition, IMAX film, or Hayden Planetarium Space Show.

By purchasing Museum Plus One tickets online, you agree to pay the full Museum Plus One admission plus a service charge per ticket.




The Museum is open daily, 10:00 a.m.—5:45 p.m.

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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