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Directions and Transportation

The Museum is located at 79th Street and Central Park West and is easily reached by public transportation. The main entrance to the Rose Center for Earth and Space is located at 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.


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Entrances

Subway Entrance (Lower Level): Every day from 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Rose Center Entrance (81st St. between C.P.W. and Columbus Ave.):
Every day from 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
The 77th St. Entrance (between C.P.W. and Columbus Ave.) is not currently open to the public. The 77th St. Entrance is open for special events and education programs only.
The Weston Pavilion Entrance (Columbus Ave. and 79th St.) will be open both weekdays and weekends from July 1 through Labor Day.
For evening programs and lectures, please refer to your ticket for specific entrance information. In addition you may enter the Security entrance which is under the main stairs on Central Park West. A staff member will be there to inform you of the location of your program or lecture.

Transportation

By Subway:
Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street. For a full size subway map, follow this link to go to the Metropolitan Transit Authority Web site.
PLEASE NOTE: For the duration of the construction on the Manhattan Bridge the B subway line will not operate on the Upper West Side during the weekends. Weekday service will not be affected during visitor hours, but the B train will stop running weeknights on the Upper West Side at 10:45pm.

By Bus:
The M79 bus travels east/west on W. 79th Street across Central Park, with a stop next to the Museum on W. 81st Street. Other buses also stop at or near the Museum, including the M7, M10, M11, M86 and M104 buses. For more information on local bus transportation, click here to go to the Metropolitan Transit Authority Web site.

From North of New York City:
If you are traveling from north of New York City, please visit the Metro-North Railroad Web site for convenient maps and schedule information.

From Long Island:
If you are traveling from Long Island, please visit the Long Island Railroad Web site for convenient maps and schedule information.

From New Jersey:
If you are traveling from New Jersey, please visit the New Jersey Transit Web site for convenient maps and schedule information.

From Outside the New York City Metro Area:
If you are traveling from outside the New York City Metro Area, please visit the Amtrak Web site for route and schedule information and to purchase tickets.

Parking

Parking is available at our facility conveniently located within the Museum; enter at 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. The hours of operation are 8am – 11pm. Rates are as follows:

Up to 1 hr $24
Up to 2 hrs $27
2 to 5 hrs $34
5 to 10 hrs $44
Max to close $49

For more information please call (212) 313-7278.

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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