Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the American Museum of Natural History submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the dinosaurs on display and the butterfly exhibit was awesome! There was so much to see....definitely worth a visit.Reviewed by: Jacqueline N, April 2013
Love itReviewed by: yousef z, March 2013
We found this trip very enjoyable, using the Viator.com website made it easy and took the hassle out of it.Reviewed by: TRACY D, February 2013
Great Museum great experience and may take 4 to 5 hours to cover most of it, the lines where a little messed up though, the people there directed me to stand in 3 wrong lanes before I got to the right one.
Other than that, the place was great, lots of info and family friendly.
For my kids, going straight up to the fourth floor was the way to go. There are so many exhibits that are "representations" or "how it would have looked". The first floor is full of taxidermied animals, like you might see alive at a zoo. This was weird to me to see at a museum. Many of the exhibits were not lit well enough, even when there was information to read about. The gem exhibit was nice. Don't expect to be able to sit down to eat lunch or a snack as there is WAY too little room for very many people in the cafe areas. Also, the food is crazy expensive, even for NY attractions.
One nice thing is that you can enter straight from the subway.