The Downtown and Uptown tours are hop-on and hop-off. You can hop-off at any of the bus stops along the route, explore the city and hop back on at any of the bus stops. It enables you to see a lot of the city in a convenient and short amount of time.


   American Museum of Natural History Super Saver Ticket   
Operates
The Museum is open daily, 10:00 a.m.—5:45 p.m. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Departure
79th Street and Central Park West
See everything and save with the Super Saver ticket! This great value includes admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus all special exhibitions, IMAX film, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show!

 

The Natural History Museum is one of the most famous tourist attractions in New York City. For 125 years, the American Museum of Natural History has been one of the world's preeminent science and research institutions, renowned for its collections and exhibitions that illuminate millions of years of the earth's evolution, from the birth of the planet through the present day. The Natural History Museum is a must-see, especially if you're traveling with children, since many of the exhibits appeal to a person's sense of wonder and curiosity.

 

Special Shows and Exhibitions:

 

IMAX FilmGreat White Shark IMAX - (July 07, 2014 – January 04, 2015)
 In this stunning giant-screen movie, filmmakers Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell take viewers around the world for “a breathtaking encounter with the predator we love to fear” and a look at their critical role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Focusing on four key Great-White hotspots—Mexico, South Africa, California, and New Zealand, the 40-minute film explores what is known about these incredible animals—their strength and beauty—and why they are vulnerable to extinction. Bill Nighy narrates as viewers see sharks through the eyes of people whose lives and work are inextricably linked to the Great White, including two record-breaking free divers, Frederic Buyle and William Winram, who tag Great Whites during free dives.

 

Planetarium Space Show: Dark Universe  

Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration. Produced by an innovative team that includes astrophysicists and science visualization experts, Dark Universe starts 100 million light years away from Earth. After flying to our own Milky Way Galaxy, visualized using the latest scientific data, and to our own planet, viewers arrive at California’s Mount Wilson Observatory, where Edwin Hubble’s discovery that the universe is expanding gave the first hint of the Big Bang. That initial discovery, and ever more sensitive instruments on the ground and in space, led to other breakthroughs that give astronomers an increasingly detailed and precise picture of how our universe formed and evolved.

 

Whales: Giants of the Deep― through January 5, 2014

Come closer than ever to some of the mightiest, most massive, and mysterious mammals on earth.   Through a variety of interactive exhibits, visitors will experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid, crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of the blue whale—the largest living animal on the planet—listen to whale croons, and meet people whose lives have been inextricably linked with whales—from legendary whale riders to scientists and former whaling families.

 

Upcoming Special Exhibits:

 

The Butterfly Conservatory - November 01, 2014 – May 25, 2015

 

Dense humidity, lush green plants, and tropical butterflies of every color filling the room—who'd guess this is New York City in the middle of winter? This is one of the museum's most popular annual seasonal exhibitions.

 

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs - April 5, 2014–January 5, 2015

 

Visitors will see pterosaurs up close on land, in the sky, and flying over water. The exhibition will have a special focus on flight, comparing pterosaurs to birds and bats in particular and exploring both similarities and differences. Fossils of pterosaurs and other species—dinosaurs, fish, turtles, insects, and more— as well as casts, lifelike models, videos, hands-on interactive and other exhibits will bring pterosaurs to life.

 

Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters - November 15, 2014-August 9, 2015

 

From earthquakes and volcanoes to hurricanes and tornadoes, nature’s forces shape our dynamic planet and affect people around the world. Nature’s Fury will uncover the causes of these natural disasters, explore the risks associated with each, and examine how people cope and adapt in their aftermath. Interactive displays and animations will help visitors understand how natural phenomena work. By monitoring earthquakes around the world in real time, manipulating an earthquake fault, generating a virtual volcano, standing within the center of a roaring tornado, and exploring the power of Hurricane Sandy via an interactive map of New York City, visitors will learn how scientists are helping to make better predictions, plan responses, and prepare for future events.

Adult: $35  Child (Ages 2 - 12): $22




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