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American Museum of Natural History

NYC kids are the envy of world-wide lovers of dinosaurs, sea creatures, outer space and Ben Stiller for their access to this giant (45 fascinating halls) treasure trove of wonders . The museum’s extensive collection is matched by an array of programs for budding explorers.

West 81st Street & Central Park West Upper West Side
New York, New York

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

Learn about entire tyrannosaur superfamily and the amazing story of the iconic dinosaur through stunning life-sized models, fossils and casts, and engaging interactives. Visitors ages 12 and up can enjoy an immersive multiplayer virtual reality experience developed exclusively for this exhibition.

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Sprinklers at American Museum of Natural History

On warmer days, frolic in the large spraying sprinklers on the mezzanine next to the American Museum of Natural History Planetarium facing 81st Street. Look for steps to the right of the space center or enter from the museum – just ask a guard. Shady benches and trees to rest…

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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 timed tickets are available at the Discovery Room entrance (first floor by West 77th Street).  During the school year Discovery Room hours are: Monday…

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The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History

Explore the Museum of Natural History on a quest to find strange creatures that seem straight out of the world of Harry Potter. No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary; you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. Designed for ages 10 and up.

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