From dinosaurs to planets

Perfect for a rainy day – or any other day – the American Museum of Natural History, New York is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

It’s the largest natural history museum in the world - full of things to amaze and inform the whole family. These include the most scientifically important collection of dinosaurs and fossil vertebrates in the world.

4 floors of the world’s wonders

Stretched over 45 permanent exhibition halls, the American Museum of Natural History contains over 32 million specimens of plants, animals, humans, minerals, fossils, rocks, meteorites and human cultural artefacts. There’s also a library, incredible planetarium and plenty of places to eat and drink.

Hop on our New York Tour Bus to get there

You can find the American Museum of Natural History in the heart of Manhattan, across from Central Park. The best way to get there is to hop on and hop off one of our New York Bus Tours. And don’t forget, you can save time by buying your ticket to the museum when you buy your Big Bus ticket.

Other interesting facts about the American Museum of Natural History

  • Voted Number One Family Attraction in New York City by the Zagat Survey Family Travel Guide
  • The museum contains the world's largest collection of dinosaur bones
  • It was founded in 1869 by some of New York City's wealthiest residents
  • In 1874, President Ulysses S. Grant laid the cornerstone for the museum's permanent home, which opened in 1877
  • The movie ‘Night at the Museum’ was filmed in the American Museum of Natural History
  • The American Museum of Natural History exhibits extrasolar nanodiamonds more than 5 billion years old