The American Museum of Natural History NYC Skip-the-Line Guided Tour in New York, NY

Central Park West & 79th StNew York, NY 10024
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Overview

Experience the best of The American Museum of Natural history on this professionally guided tour featuring the world-famous dinosaur exhibits, Hall of Ocean Life, Rose Center for Earth and Space and so much more. This tour is a must-do for anyone visiting the museum for the first time.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.
  • All entry fees included in admission.
  • Features professional tour guide.

Description

from The American Museum of Natural History NYC Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
Interested in traveling through time and space? The American Museum of Natural History is the closest you’ll get without leaving Manhattan! This massive museum houses some of the world’s most curious artifacts. On this 2.5-hour private guided museum tour, your guide will lead you through its seemingly endless halls, highlighting the must-see displays.

The museum’s 33 million objects are spread through 28 different buildings – making a guide indispensable if you want to experience even a fraction of it. You’ll start by learning the museum’s history in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda where you’ll come face to face with the first of many prehistoric characters on your visit. Moving on, your guide will explain how the dioramas are created as you explore the giant African mammals of the Akeley Hall.

The creatures get even bigger as you move towards the dinosaur exhibits featuring some of the most complete collections of dinosaur skeletons anywhere in the world. From the gargantuan Titanosaur to the crowd-favorite T-Rex, even the most serious adult feels like a kid staring up at these beasts. You’ll then move on to hear about the North American Forests, featuring the giant Sequoia, before gaping up at the Blue Whale hanging overhead in the Hall of Ocean Life. Visit some American mammals as you learn about the National Parks of the United States. End your visit with a trip to space, exploring the Cosmic Pathway that details the no fewer than 13 billion years of our universe’s existence. Talk about perspective, right?

Highlights generally include (but not limited to):
• Titanosaur
• African Elephants
• North American Birds
• Primates
• Human Origins
• Blue Whale

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E4409ACbarryl
"A wonderful tour with Katherine"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 26, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum has so much to offer. Millions of art pieces dating back 20,000 years, some fully in tact. And the commentary from our guide Katherine couldn't have been better. Well versed in the history of the museum and its artifacts, Katherine gave us exactly what we had hoped for. Armed with an iPad and her research, she answered all of our questions and created a most enjoyable tour.
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Msmascaro
"NY Metropolitan Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020
Katherine was the best. Excellent, professional and knowledgeable. Strongly recomended and personalized service
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nancym227
New York, New York, United States
"Midtown Manhattan (Architecture & History) Walking Tour "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020
Katherine was a super knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide! We had the best time and learned a lot. That says so much as we are native New Yorkers and are hard to impress in our own city! We plan on taking other tours with Katherine. Thanks again!
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georgehL9036JN
"Met visit insights"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2020
Mark our guide was fabulous. His insights make the visit rivetting*. How else could you take a peek at the encyclopedic volume of stuff without an insiders help.?
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Z2144MNjohnm
"Met Museum"
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Reviewed December 12, 2019
Wonderful museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable about both the museum’s history and the various displays. An excellent experience and one we would highly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The American Museum of Natural History NYC Skip-the-Line Guided Tour


What is your cancellation policy?
You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the tour start times.

How long is the tour?
Tour duration is approximately 2-2.5 hrs.

What age is recommended for the tour?
All ages are welcome.

Where does the tour meet?
Meeting point is between the membership desk and the Barosaurus/Allosaurus fossils in the rotunda.

When does the tour start?
Tour starts at 10:30 AM, 2 PM, daily.
    
What does my admission include?
Included in the admission professional tour guide just for you; Tour includes all entrance fees.

Do you operate tours rain or shine?
Whether it rains, snows or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation available?
There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Is food or drink allowed on the tour?
No outside food or drink when in the Museums can be brought in.

Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not allowed, including electronic cigarettes.

Can I take photos on the tour?
Photos are allowed unless otherwise indicated. The use of flash video and selfie sticks are prohibited.

Are pets allowed?
No pets allowed.