The Travel Book

The Travel Book – American Museum of Natural History, New York City, New York

When I decided to go to this museum it was purely based on the fact thst I had seen Night At The Museum and wanted to see what the actual real location was like. The American Museum of Natural History is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. It attracts 5 million tourists a year and has been around for 150 years. It was founded in 1869 and built in 1874.

The museum is home to 45 permanent exhibitions as well as a planetarium and a library. The museum has a vast collection of artifacts, everything from the theme of Human origins, earth, planets, biodiversity to birds, reptiles and mammals. As well as permanent exhibition, they have events that run for a short time throughout the year – currently exhibitions include Meet T-Rex (which runs until August 2020) and Dive Into Oceans (until January 2020).


The ticket prices do not make a lot of sense as there is two options – there is the one that says that it is $23 for adults and $13 for children, and then it says there is an option to pay what you want to enter. The museum is open daily from 10am – 5:45pm apart from Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

When I lived in New York in 2010, visiting this museum was one of the top things that I wanted to do because I wanted to see if it was like the film Night At The Museum. It was nothing like the film and the thing that disappointed me was that the dinosaur wasn’t in the location that you thought it was. Even though that was disappointing the rest of the experience wasn’t – it was so huge. There was so many exhibitions to see and you walk so much. Even though it wasn’t what I expected I highly recommended it – you should go and see it.

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