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  • Sep. 20, 2019 through Dec. 20, 2019 , Fridays, 10:10am and 11:00am (no session 11/29)
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Baby & toddler, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

On Friday mornings during the school year, children 2–5 years of age are invited to join us for storytime. Visit each week to learn about a highlighted topic in natural science or culture. There is a period of free play followed by a story, song and visit to a related Museum hall.

Space is limited and tickets are distributed on a designated single-file line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:05 on a first-come, first-served basis. Sessions take place at 10:10 and 11:00, most Friday mornings during the school year.

The line forms on the east side of the plaza and is indicated by a sign in the doorway. If the line gets long, please curve up the sidewalk towards Central Park West. Any remaining tickets will be distributed from the Discovery Room itself. All visitors must also have general admission tickets to enter the building.

About The American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park W.

Upper West Side, NY

212-769-5100

  • Standard hours: Daily, 10am-5:45pm
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: Yes
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: Yes
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

    The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.






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