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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour

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Upper West Side, Manhattan
Central Park W
Btwn W 77th & W 81st Streets
New York, New York 10024
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this museum class:

Dinosaurs! Science! Adventure! Break out your pith helmet as we embark upon a brazen expedition through the halls of New York City's world-famous American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Join your maverick tour guide as we deftly navigate this massive 27-building, 1.6 million square foot landmark cultural institution. Learn the science and history behind the amazing animals, the stories of the adventurers that collected them, and the dirty little secrets that make AMNH like no other museum on earth!

On a 2 hour Museum Hack adventure at the American Museum of Natural History, you should expect:
  • Exciting stories, awesome facts, and juicy, behind-the-scenes gossip
  • Interactive group activities
  • A fast pace
  • Fun photos
  • A very different narrative—and feel—than a traditional museum tour
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
We highly recommend you bring the following on your AMNH expedition: 
  • Smartphone and/or digital camera
  • Adventure-ready walking shoes
  • Innate sense of curiosity
  • Unabashed love of science
  • Childlike sense of wonder
  • Pith helmet (Just kidding...unless you really want to!)
Important Thing to Note:

Regarding the meeting place for our tours at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), starting immediately, students will need to enter the American Museum of Natural History via the main Central Park entrance. Once inside the rotunda, they need to make a right to meet their guide and the rest of their group at the tail end of the long-neck Barosaurus. 

Note:

Our public Un-Highlights tours are now 16+. Families who show up with children under 16 on tour will be asked to leave the tour with a full refund.


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Refund Policy

No refunds. Rescheduling is allowed 48 hours prior to the tour.

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Will there be dates for September?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We don't have the September dates at this time but you can save the class to your wishlist so you're automatically notified via e-mail the next time we add dates. Thank you.
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Question from Rochelle S.
We are interested in going on the Hack the American Natural History Museum in New York. I have two questions: 1. What makes this tour special? 2. I have a son who is 15 1/2. Can he go on this tour?
Answer from Rochelle S. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The school's tours are special because they offer a unique take on the museum experience, focusing on the human stories behind the pieces! They do require guests to be at least 16 years old to come on our public tours, as they are aiming to craft an experience for adults to enjoy with other adults. They are happy to welcome kids of any ages on their private tours at the museum! If this is something you are interested in learning more about.
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Question from Anna
I'm a member, do I still need to pay?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Anna! Yes, you still need to pay for the tour experience. Thanks!
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Question from John C.
Hello, does this tour include admission into the museum itself, or do I need to purchase that in advance?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi John! All tours include admission to the museum in the ticket price. Thanks!
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Reviews of Classes at Museum Hack (428)

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American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour
Reviewed by Jason G. on 2/18/2020
We had the best time on our tour with Kevin. He was fun, informative, interesting, and made everyone feel included. Highly recommend even if you've already been to the museum!
American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour
Reviewed by Anne Marie S. on 3/9/2019
This was a very fun tour, and our guide, Lindsay, was incredibly enthusiast and found ways to make the tour interactive. I really enjoyed our dinosaur scavenger hunt! I would definitely take another Museum Hack tour. Thanks for a fun morning!
American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour
Reviewed by Chrys S. on 2/24/2019
It was enjoyable pleasant enough
American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour
Reviewed by Ada O. on 2/18/2019
I had an excellent experience thanks to Zaks our guide. He was able to inform and orient us in a very dynamic and fun way. The two hours passed so quickly!!! Towards the end I felt a learned a lot. I would to the tour again!!! Thanks Zaks.
American Museum of Natural History: Un-Highlights Tour
Reviewed by Joan R. on 2/5/2019
We have been to the Museum of Natural History many time over the years, but really enjoyed hearing the inside scoop about some of the most popular attractions. Lindsay, our vivacious guide, made it lively and fun!! Who knew where that huge meteorite was found and how it made it to that hallowed building in NYC in the mid 19th venture? And the hilarious prank played on the poor guy responsible for adhering the enormous blue whale to the ceiling in the oceanography hall? You don’t forget these stories.
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