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Museum Food Court

Lower Level, across from the subway entrance

Daily, 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The Museum Food Court boasts a vast variety of selections appealing to all ages & palates. Treat yourself to our Chef’s Table prepared daily by Executive Chef Stephen Neligan, Stone-oven baked Pizza, Calzones & Garlic Knots, Little Eats (Macaroni & Cheese, Penne Marinara, Grilled Cheese, Mozzarella Sticks, etc.) Hot Dogs with topping bar, a full Grill menu (Chicken Wings, Chicken Nuggets, Hamburgers, Turkey & Veggie Burgers, Bacon Cheeseburgers, and the famous Brontosaurus Burger). Create your own salad from the salad bar, or try one of the many Quick Pick Salads and Sandwiches. Craving something sweet? Indulge in a gourmet dessert created by Pastry Chef Andrew Quinzi.

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Café On One

First Floor, Grand Gallery

Daily, 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Café on One serves gourmet fare catering to adult diners. Panini Sandwiches pressed to order served with Mesclun Greens dressed with Balsamic Vinaigrette include: New York Reuben; Ham & Vermont Cheddar; Rare Roast Beef, Caramelized Onion, Cheddar & Chipotle Mayo; Basil Grilled Chicken, Roasted Peppers, Provolone & Arugula; and a Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Pesto Panini. Menu selections include a delicious cheese & dried fruit plate, seasonal gourmet pastries, premium chips, foreign chocolates and two soups of the day. Café on One is proud to offer illy café, a fine Italian espresso, making Café Lattes and Cappuccinos to order. Enjoy wines by the glass, a selection of domestic & imported beers or specialty bottled sodas & juices.

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Café on 4

4th Floor, adjacent to 77th Street elevators

Daily, 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Overlooking the grounds at 77th Street from its windowed setting, Café on 4 offers sandwiches, salads, sushi, a soup of the day, garlic hummus & baked pita chips, whole fruits, ice cream, gourmet desserts & freshly baked cookies, espresso and cold beverages.

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Starlight Café

1st Floor, adjacent to the Hayden Planetarium

Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:45 pm; other hours as posted.

The Starlight Café offers a selection of refreshments including Chicken Nuggets, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Salads, Stonyfield Yogurts, Parfaits, Fruit Cups, Freshly Baked Cookies & Jumbo Cupcakes, Häagen-Dazs ice cream, cold beverages, coffee and tea.

School Lunchrooms

Lunchrooms decorated with attractive and educational wall graphics are available for school groups. For reservations, call 212-769-5200 weekdays 8 am-5 pm, Saturdays 10 am-5 pm.

Members Discount

AMNH Members may present their cards at the time of purchase to receive a 15% discount on all food and beverage purchases. For more information visit the Membership area of our site.

The Powerhouse

2nd Floor, Weston Pavilion

Now available for your next catered event is The Powerhouse at AMNH. This newly renovated space overlooking the Arthur Ross Terrace and the Rose Center for Earth and Space accommodates banquets and receptions of up to 600 guests. For information call Restaurant Associates Catering at 212-769-5894.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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