Families might recognize the American Museum of Natural History in New York City as the setting for the Night at the Museum movies. It turns out that a lot of American Museum of Natural History doesn’t look all that much like the movie. You will spot some familiar exhibits and galleries (Dum Dum, where’s my gum gum?), but it’s not like stepping through the screen. It’s bigger and better! The American Museum of Natural History is one of the most historic, iconic spots in all of New York City! It sits majestically between Central Park West and Columbus Ave on the Upper West Side of New York City. The American Museum of Natural History is by far my favorite museum. Here is our weekend getaway celebrating Scarlett and Harper’s 3rd birthday in the Big Apple ya’ll! We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!
Make sure to make a Beeline to the new Titanosaur exhibit! The new Titanosaur measuring a whopping 122 feet long, just massive! Be prepared to be greeted outside the entrance of the Orientation Hall on the fourth floor. If you have a little more time, see the Dark Universe Space Show narrated by the one and only Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson.
- Check out the museum’s website before you go to plot your family’s priority attractions.
- Arrive early! We arrived at opening and headed straight for the dinosaurs at the top floor to beat the crowds!
- The Natural History Museum has a suggested donation for admission.Tourists and natives alike make the mistake of believing that the posted entrance fee is mandatory, but in some of the city’s most popular museums that is not the case. If you look closely, you will notice that in most cases these fees are “suggested” not required for entrance into the museum. Many of the museums which do require a fee, have special times and days of the week during which the public may enter free of charge.
- We brought our double city select stroller. If we could do it all over again, I wouldn’t bring the stroller. The “skip hop” backpacks are perfect for your toddler!