American Museum of Natural History 2.5 rating

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Holding a remarkably large collection, each of the 5 floors of this massive building has expansive and well-designed exhibits devoted to astronomy, biology, geology, anthropology, climatology, and paleontology. You will want to allow a full day if you hope to see the entirety of the museum. Some of the highlights are the Rose Center for Earth and Space on the northeast corner of the building, which contains a seven-story glass cube holding the Hayden Planetarium, a huge sphere suspended above the exhibit halls below and holding a 'cosmic pathway' exhibit; the numerous habitat diorama halls on the first, second and third floors, with recreations of African, Asian, North American, and ocean plants and animals, including a full-size model of a Blue Whale suspended above the Ocean Life Hall; a Hall of Minerals and Gems, which contains many rare and beautiful specimens, including the largest star sapphire in the world and a chunk of a massive meteorite; extensive anthropology halls on the first, second, and third floors, with exhibits devoted to people of Asia, Africa, Central America, the Pacific, and Native Americans; and the natural history halls on the fourth floor, with one of the largest collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world.

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About American Museum of Natural History

 79th St and Central Park West

 Nearest Transit: 81st St (Lines: B,C)

 +1 212 313-727

 http://www.amnh.org

American Museum of Natural History and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
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Metropolitan Museum of Art(0.8 km)
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Rockefeller Center

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Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island(2.9 km)
Take a quick tram ride to Roosevelt Island for gorgeous city and river views.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum(1.3 km)
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Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum(1.2 km)
Probably the most famous of the Guggenheim foundations (others found in Bilbao, Venice, Berlin and Las Vegas), which hold avant-garde modern art by artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian, the New York branch is housed in a unique and famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building rendered in a rounded, organic form and completed in 1959.

The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum(1.4 km)
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