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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    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

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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