The American Museum of Natural History is a preeminent scientific and cultural institution, attracting over 12 million visitors annually. It is one of the largest museums in the world, with an impressive collection of more than 33 million specimens.
The permanent exhibition offers a vast collection from taxidermy mammals to depictions of the life of Native American tribes, to an entire hall dedicated to marine life—including a life-size model of a blue whale. The crown jewel for many, though, is the dinosaur floor, with an impressive skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Have little time?
Pick just one hall that interests you the most (such as the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life), and spend an hour exploring it. You'll be amazed by how much there is to see and your visit will be much more productive than if you try to run and see all the exhibits at a time.