We chose to visit the American Museum of Natural History on a Sunday during the late morning. It was super easy to take the train to 81st street, you are let off right by side entrance doors. A couple of steps and you are inside to pay for your admission. This is the museum where the movie “Night at the Museum” takes place.
This museum is amazing! The displays are incredible and we had a great time looking at the hall of ocean life with the huge whale.
The small mammals…
And the North American mammals…
We spent a couple of hours before it was time to grab some lunch. You could spend a whole day at this museum, there is so much to see. The Indian exhibits were amazing as were the dinosaurs. Everything was top notch and very well done!
The museum is across the street from Central Park at 79th street and Central Park West.
Open daily from 10 – 5:45pm.
We purchased general admission tickets which were $22 for adults, students are $17 and children under 12 are $12.50.
Parking is $34 for two to five hours.
More information can be found here: http://www.amnh.org/