Visiting the AMNH
The American Museum of Natural History is open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving Day and December 25, from 10am to 545pm. The museum is also open late on the first Friday on the month, until 8pm. It is easily accessible from all parts of town via subway. There's a subway station adjacent to the museum.
The museum has several dining options for hungry visitors. There is a food court on the lower level, offering a variety of sandwiches, salads, soft drinks, and coffee. The Café on 4 offers sandwiches, salads, gourmet cheese plates, and half bottles of wine and Champagne. The Starlight Café offers light snacks as well as children's favorites, such as hot dogs and chicken nuggets, and the Tapas Bar is open on the first Friday of each month and offers Spanish tapas, Sangria and wine, and live jazz, all overlooking the Hall of Universe.
The museum's store is a must-see for any museum visitor. It's full of interesting and unique items, ranging from dinosaur board games to umbrellas depicting the giant blue whale to jewelry designed after South Pacific artifacts, and much, much more.
The American Museum of Natural is a fascinating place to visit for young and old. The sheer volume of displays means that you can't help but discover something new each time you visit. The American Museum of Natural History is truly an American treasure.
Location: Central Park West at 79th Street
Museum Hours: Daily 10:00am - 5:45pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).
Click here to visit the American Museum of Natual History official website.