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Hall of Ocean Life

Hall of Ocean Life

November 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 5:45 pm

American Museum of Natural History

West 81st Street & Central Park West
New York

Free with museum admission

Suggested Ages: All Ages, Adult Friendly

A 94-foot-long blue whale hangs over an assortment of sea creatures in this giant hall, lit to evoke being underwater. See dioramas of the ocean’s diverse and complex web of life including coral reefs, giant squid and awesome bioluminescent swimmers.

Lots to touch, tons of info, and a movie on a big screen – a good place to relax while kids run around the lower level. The bathrooms in the corner are usually less crowded than those in the main hall.


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American Museum of Natural History Discovery Room

Explore artifacts and specimens, hang-out inside a giant tree, put together puzzles, build a dinosaur fossil and conduct scientific experiments in an enclosed hands-on space. Free 40-minute timed tickets are available at the Discovery Room entrance (first floor by West 77th Street); they sometimes fill out and you’ll need to…