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American Museum of Natural History Tours and Activities

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With more than 30 million specimens and artifacts and almost 50 exhibits, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest scientific and cultural museums in the world. Displays highlight the wonders of our planet and the wider universe, spotlighting everything from dinosaurs to human origins to the solar system.

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Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City, New York, 10024
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American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

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Explore the expansive American Museum of Natural History by booking full-day admission tickets. General admission tickets grant you access to about 50 exhibits, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space. You can make the most of your time in the acclaimed museum by upgrading to a Super Saver pass, which includes access to highlights such as Hayden Planetarium and 3D films.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Museum of Natural History Private Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Encounter the extremes of Earth without leaving New York City on a private guided tour of the American Museum of Natural History. From prehistoric giants like the Tyrannosaurus rex and wooly mammoth to the giant blue whale and animals of the African savannah, come face-to-face with skeletons and dioramas featuring some of the planet's most astounding species, and even explore the outer reaches of the cosmos. A dedicated guide makes sure you see the highlights of the massive collection spread out over 28 different buildings and skip-the-line admission means you can jump ahead of the crowds.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.70
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Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go City: New York Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$66.00
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$66.00

New York CityPASS

New York CityPASS

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Get the New York CityPASS and enjoy great discounts at some of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Your CityPASS mobile tickets are valid for 9 days from the date of first use of first use for NYC favorites like the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, Guggenheim Museum, 9/11 Memorial and Museum and much more.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.00
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Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People
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Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People

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The American Museum of Natural History is home to an immense collection spanning 28 buildings and 13 billion years of our planet’s history. Visiting can be overwhelming, but with this small-group tour, your guide will show you the best exhibits showcasing life on Earth in just hours. From the deep blue sea and ancient forests to prehistoric plains and even outer space, get an in-depth explanation of the museum’s highlights and navigate its collection without getting lost.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.70
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Skip the Line NYC Kid & Families American Museum of Natural History Private Tour

Skip the Line NYC Kid & Families American Museum of Natural History Private Tour

Maximize time in the American Museum of Natural History with this private guided tour. Join a kid-friendly guide for a walking tour of the museum that includes highlights from dinosaurs to the giant blue whale model suspended from the ceiling. Learn about the museum’s famous Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil during the tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$105.64
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The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!

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See the attractions that interest you in New York City with this Sightseeing Flex Pass. Select the number of attractions you want to visit (from two to 12) and use your pass to gain access at any time within 30 days. More than 100 NYC attractions and activities are available to choose from, such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck.
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  • 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.77
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NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

NYC Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Ferry, or Night Tour

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Explore New York City at your own pace—without getting footsore or navigating public transportation—by choosing a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Ideal for first-time visitors who want to see as much of the city as possible, this flexible tour lets you choose between 1-, 2-, or 3-day tickets, all of which take you to the top NYC attractions and landmarks.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Met & Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People
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Met & Museum of Natural History Semi-Private Skip-the-Line Tour - Max 8 People

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Visiting the vast collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History on your own can be daunting. With this small-group tour, save time with priority entrance and head straight to the highlights at these two landmark museums in New York. Admire artistic masterpieces from ancient Greece to postmodern pop at the Met, then delve into the mysteries of the earth and cosmos at the American Natural History Museum.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.14
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Met & Museum of Natural History Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour
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Met & Museum of Natural History Private Skip-the-Line Combo Tour

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New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are home two of the finest collections in the world, but visiting these vast museums can be overwhelming. With this private tour, save time with priority entrance and take in the highlights in just hours with the help of a guide. Admire masterpieces at the Met in the morning, then take in the American Museum of Natural History’s scientific artifacts after lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.14
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The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save time and money, and gain access to more than 100 New York attractions, experiences, and tours with this New York Pass. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting you access to top NYC attractions including the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, cruises, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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$117.00
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New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

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Visit more than 100 NYC attractions with the money-saving Sightseeing Pass, which allows you to customize your sightseeing itinerary. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, or 10-day pass to suit your schedule. Enjoy free entry to One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, plus many more, and enjoy unlimited access to CitySightseeing hop-on hop-off buses for the duration of your pass. 
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  • 1 to 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$142.57
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$142.57
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New York Uptown to Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour plus Attraction Tickets

New York Uptown to Downtown Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour plus Attraction Tickets

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Explore New York City at your own pace with the convenience of this hop-on hop-off bus tour with top-value perks included. Don't miss a thing as you're whisked through NYC aboard a double-decker bus for your sightseeing adventure. Cruise on uptown and downtown loops to enjoy great views, learn about the numerous landmarks from your audio commentary, and take home tickets to your favorite sights, like the 9/11 Memorial, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more—included.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.00
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Central Park Photography Tour in New York
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Central Park Photography Tour in New York

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New York's Central Park is full of memorable landmarks and natural scenery, affording plenty of photo opportunities. On this small-group tour, learn the art of scouting for the perfect image and hone your photography skills under guidance of a professional photographer. Visit famous sites, destinations that inspired movies and music, and learn about the history and architecture as you snap photos of this iconic New York City destination.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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The Essential Central Park Walking Tour

The Essential Central Park Walking Tour

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A Walk In The Park/ Central Park Walking Tour Discover the legends and lore of iconic Central Park – the sprawling masterpiece of American landscape brought to life by it’s visionaries in 1857. Join us for “A Walk In The Park” as your costumed tour guide unearths the saga of America’s first landscaped public park with intriguing tales of yesteryear. As a character from another era, your guide will introduce you to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the creators of this urban treasure. Marvel at the architecture of Bethesda Terrace, be captivated by the poetic Shakespeare’s Statue, and lose yourself in the serenity of The Ramble on this 2.5-hour comprehensive tour. At the designated Ramble Point you will have the opportunity to leave the tour, visit the MET or just explore around at your own pace, enjoy the activities happening, grab a snack, or relax over coffee before rejoining a later group (about 2-hour interval).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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New York City Private Walking Tour With A Personalized Itinerary

New York City Private Walking Tour With A Personalized Itinerary

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Avoid generic guided tours with this personalized adventure around New York City, where you can see the sights in NYC with a like-minded local host. After booking, you fill out a questionnaire about your personality and interests, and a host is selected just for you. You can pursue your suggested itinerary, select the attractions that are most interesting to you, and see the best of the city without a rigid schedule or cookie-cutter itinerary.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.91
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Private New York City Sightseeing Tour by Van or Coach

Private New York City Sightseeing Tour by Van or Coach

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With so much to see in New York City, it can be hard for travelers with limited time to pack in all the sights. Fortunately you can see more in less time on this private tour, where you're whisked around by your personal guide. Visit top sights—from Lincoln Center and the the Flatiron Building to Central Park—and explore several neighborhoods along the way. Take a break for a stroll through Little Italy and Chinatown, and end your tour with views of the must-see Statue of Liberty.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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2 Hours Central Park Pedicab Tours

2 Hours Central Park Pedicab Tours

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As NYC TOUR with 9 years experience, we offer fascinated guided Central Park pedicab tour. Our guests can make sure that they will see all the attractions, learn everything about Central Park and take lots of photos in amazing places. It is a very informative, fun and scenic drive through Central Park in company with our experienced, knowledgeable and entertaining guides who they can speak in different languages like English, Spanish, French, Russian, Turkish. We do our tours on a pedicab which is an electrical tricycle where your driver control and you relax in the comfortable passenger side. You will see in our Central Park; zoo, luna park, chess&checkers house, carousel, dairy house, Balto statue, summer stage, Bethesda terrace, central park mall, boathouse, cherry hill plaza, bow bridge, san Remo and Beresford buildings, strawberry fields&imagine mosaic, sheep meadow, tavern on the green, ghostbusters building, elf bridge, plaza hotel and many more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.60
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Skip-the-Line New York American Museum of Natural History Kid-Friendly Tour

Skip-the-Line New York American Museum of Natural History Kid-Friendly Tour

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You and the whole will family will be able to explore the world's most famous natural history museum with an expert child-friendly guide! During this 2.5-hour tour, you will learn all about the highlights of the American Museum of Natural History and have a great deal of fun into the bargain. Indeed, your guide will make sure your the kids are entertained with a range of activities and games, and both young and old alike will be fascinated by the such exhibits as the Tyrannosaurus Rex, dinosaur mummies, a 65-million years old Triceratops, a giant blue whale model and much more besides!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.64
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The Friends Virtual Tour Package

The Friends Virtual Tour Package

On Location Tours is back at it again with an exciting virtual tour of FRIENDS! The tour is approximately 40 minutes long and features 18 locations from the acclaimed series. Customers will receive a virtual code and URL immediately in their confirmation email, which are needed in order to take the tour. Purchase comes with the tour and access to Friends Virtual Trivia Hour.
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  • 40 minutes
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$29.00
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NYC Central Park Horse and Carriage Ride: Long Ride 45 min

NYC Central Park Horse and Carriage Ride: Long Ride 45 min

The horse carriage ride in Central Park is a must-do experience in New York City. From the tour, you can see the park from a fresh perspective. Our professional tour guides provide information about the park, surrounding buildings, monuments, and historical structures we pass on the tour.
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  • 45 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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NYC American Museum of Natural History Private Family tour

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NYC American Museum of Natural History Private Family tour

Meet your private Tour guide and decide before you start which exhibits you want to see before you leave home so you and your kids can have the best experience possible. The American Museum of Natural History is one of the most well-known and beloved museums in all of New York City, if not the United States. You can explore dozens of exhibits and theater shows, it is one of the few museums that both kids and parents will enjoy. The experiences you can choose from feel like a microcosm of the life itself: from space to dinosaurs to Lucy, the most complete early hominid skeleton, to the artifacts of Asian and European civilizations. After your visit you will be able to stay inside and have lunch in the food court because your ticket is valid the all day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$343.80
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$382.00
$38.20 savings
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Should I book American Museum of Natural History tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since American Museum of Natural History can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit American Museum of Natural History 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to American Museum of Natural History costs USD 23.00. Guided American Museum of Natural History tours start around USD 23.00 per person.
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