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

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$100.7

From dinosaurs to space rocks, The American Museum of Natural History houses some of the world’s most fascinating artifacts. This 2 to 2.5 hour private guided museum tour will take you through the 28 buildings that make up this iconic landmark. Your guide will lead you through its halls, explaining its most interesting highlights.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- Notes: The Met museum may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Stop At: American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024

The 33 million objects housed in the museum cover basically all of Earth’s history, so you’ll be lucky to have a knowledgeable guide break it all down for you. Begin with the museum itself as you learn about its story in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda where you’ll meet the first of many prehistoric creatures on your visit. Your guide will reveal how the dioramas are made as you explore the giant African mammals of the Akeley Hall. 

Then move towards the dinosaur exhibits where you’ll explore some of the most complete collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world. From the gargantuan Titanosaur to the more familiar T-Rex, you’ll feel like a kid again as you learn their stories. You’ll then move on to hear about the North American Forests, featuring the giant Sequoia, before gazing up at the giant 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. Finally, blast off beyond our orbit in the Rose Center for Earth and Space to feel unbelievably insignificant facing the mysteries of the cosmos. Where else in New York can you feel like you’ve traveled through time and space without leaving the Upper West Side? 

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA

Departure time:

Duration:

120 to 150 minutes

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Bethany W

This was our first time in New York, but not our first to famous museums. Mark V. was our guide and he was extraordinary! We met in the front of AMNH and he explained architectural history along with the lead in to the AMNH. Throughout the tour he was very knowledgeable and excited about history. He was well read and informed of the projects going on in the museum along with their restoration processes. He was a phenomenal tour guide and we look forward to being able to tour with him again.

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Jennifer C

Our family loved our personal tour!! Heard grown kids talking about it being one of the highlights of their vaca!

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Danford M B

Mark was the best tour guide ever and we have always enjoyed the best with Viator. He was outstanding and, of course, the museum experience is not to be missed. He had out grandchild fully engaged and WE learned so much as well. And we had been many times before.

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Marbynt

This is a must do in NYC. A small guided tour with our amazing and informative guide Katherine covered all the main exhibit highlights and then left us with plenty of time to peruse the rest of the museum at our leisure. BTW she takes a good photo also. There is just so much to see and do here so best leave the greater part of a day to do so

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Thomas S

Without the guide we would have been lost and not known what to do first. Definitely worth the money for first timers. Jessie our guide was great.

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Nancy M

The museum is HUGE and with my family we wanted to see the most on this tour without wasting time. Jared, our guide, had wonderful historical facts about the museum and the displays. It was great not to have to stare at a map half the time and just follow his lead. We told him what we wanted to see and we were able to see it all and more!

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Keith R

While the tour guide was great I could barely hear him most of the time due to the noise level in the museum. Therefore I do not think a private tour is worth the exhorbatant amount of money charged. I feel that I could have gained more from going through on my own.


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

From dinosaurs to space rocks, The American Museum of Natural History houses some of the world’s most fascinating artifacts. This 2 to 2.5 hour private guided museum tour will take you through the 28 buildings that make up this iconic landmark. Your guide will lead you through its halls, explaining its most interesting highlights.

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$100.7

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