Summary of The Day: American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869, it is a scientific, educational, one of the world's most prominent cultural institutions. The museum contains six permanent exhibition halls and temporary exhibition hall, including Rose Center for Earth and Space Center Hayden Planetarium and IMAX Theater Center. Museum support five existing research operation and three interdisciplinary centers. Its museum includes permanent possession of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts. The very famous movie "Night at the Museum" was shot here.
The museum ranked first attraction in "American Family Travel Guide" through New York Zagat Survey. American Museum of Natural History provides the best place for an exploration of human cultures, the natural world and the universe. Here, you can see the three-dimensional model of the world-famous 94-foot-long blue whale and incredible dinosaur hall.
1. Milstein Hall in marine life, watch over 750 kinds of marine life, including hanging from the ceiling, 94 feet long, 21,000 pounds of blue whale model.
2. In the Arthur Ross Hall • experience over 130 scientifically validated significant meteorite, and to understand the formation and evolution of the information about the sun and the planets of space debris may pass the rock.
3. Take the time to explore the museum's famous fossil series halls, including a collection of dinosaur fossils from around the world, such as Tyrannosaurus and Apatosaurus majestic horse dinosaur hall.
4. Travel around the world in human origins and cultural hall, to understand the story of the evolution of the human family, viewing cultures in Asia, Africa, North America, South America and the Pacific.
5. Do not miss the famous diorama mammal museum, where you will see a precise description and correct anatomical specimens indicate geographical locations worldwide.
6. Visit the spectacular Hayden ball, and explore the universe with a 13 billion-year-old rose from the earth and Science Center.
Time: 10:00am - 5:45pm. It is closed on Thanksgiving &Christmas Day
Exhibition Space (no photoes)
- Dark Universe narrated by the Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Hayden Planetarium Space Show
- Celebrating these critical exploration of the universe's structure gives us a better understanding and history, and become a new field of exploration.
- Space Show opening hour(only for reference)：
Every MON. TUE. THRU. FRI.: 10:30am - 4:00pm (Every half hour)
Every WED: 11:00am - 4:00pm (Every half hour)
Every Sat. & Sun: 10:30am - 5:00pm (Every half hour)
- Time：March 3, 2017 - September 14, 2017
- Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater
- 40min films in a massive theater
- 3D movie: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
- 2D movie: 11:30am, 4:30pm
- Sit in front of amazing 40-foot-high screen, exposure to state of the art digital sound system and experience the 2D / 3D movie screenings - National Parks Adventure. Attractions include the Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Everglades.
- Upcoming films:
- Humpback Whales: 3/2017 - 9/2017
Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals.
Special thematic exhibitions (choose one of the following options)
1. Opulent Oceans
- This exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.
- Time：October 3, 2015 - October 1, 2017（LeFrak Theater corridor, first floor）
2. Butterfly Conservatory
- Dense humidity, lush greenery, the room is filled with colorful tropical butterflies. You will experience one of the most popular annual exhibition season.
- Time：December 10, 2016 - May 28, 2017（Whitney Hall of Oceanic Birds, second floor）
3. The Titanosaur
- In January 2016, the Museum added another must-see exhibit to its world-famous fossil halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. This species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.
- Time：1/15/2016 - 1/1/2020
- This exhibition takes you inside the Cuban experience. Meet its people, explore its landscapes and encounter its rare and unusual species—and come away with new perspectives on this intriguing country so close to our shores.
- Time：November 21, 2016 - August 13, 2017 (Gallery 3, third floor)
5. Count Down to Zero
- What if you could put an end to a painful or deadly disease? If you could ensure that no one would ever suffer from it again? That goal of wiping out every single case of a disease is ambitious and the challenges are enormous—but the potential benefits are even greater.
- Time：January 13, 2015 - April 30, 2017(Akeley Gallery, on the Museum's second floor)
- See 19 Rarely Seen Mummies in this exhibition. Mummies offers an up-close look at one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America. From ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition explores the intersection between societies, their environment, and the preparations they made for their dead.
- Time: March 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018
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*Senior: 60 and older
*Senior: General Admission: USD 17.00/person, General Admission + Space Show/IMAX Movie/Special thematic exhibition: USD 22.00/person, Super Ticket (General Ticket+All exhibition): $28.00/person.
*If there are seniors booking the ticket, please contact our service team to adjust the price for you.
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