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
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.More Info
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…More Info
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…More Info
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.More Info