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American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York

New York, United States, North America: Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History brings space into high definition and
Central Park West at W. 79th Street
Upper West Side
New York City , New York
10024
Tel: 212 769 5100
www.amnh.org
Concierge.com's insider take:

No child—or adult for that matter—who has strolled under the enormous blue whale has ever forgotten this cavernous museum on the Upper West Side. It's still best known for its dinosaur skeletons, but other perennial favorites include the stuffed animals, so carefully preserved that they appear ready to walk out of the dioramas and prowl down the corridors. Don't miss the hall of African mammals with its centerpiece herd of elephants. Temporary exhibits sometimes include live creatures, like the annual butterfly exhibit (October through May). The Rose Center for Earth and Space provides its own set of thrills: The space show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, can sell out so it's advisable to get tickets online in advance. Other highlights include a 15-ton meteor displayed in the Hall of the Universe.

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