AGeneral Admission (Great Hall) entry into the Museum is free. We encourage you to visit the Mythic Creatures Exhibition (opening August 30, 2014) and the Discovery Room! You can visit both with an All Access Day Pass which includes the Discovery Room and the current American Museum of Natural History Exhibition (when it is on display). At the end of each Exhibition run the Exhibition Gallery will close for installation for approximately six weeks. During this time, the rest of the Museum will still be open to the public. Enjoy the Great Hall, Discovery Room, The Fresh Market Café & Museum Store.
GENERAL ADMISSION (Great Hall)
A cast of the Tyrannosaurus rex, discovered by Kansas native Barnum Brown, stands watch in the Museum’s stunning Great Hall as visitors bring an extinct creature alive through augmented reality. Look high above to see pterosaurs, enjoy rotating exhibits in the Alcove and the Sprint Gallery. Purchase unusual gifts in the Museum store. Partake in a cup of coffee and snack in the café or on the terrace overlooking the wetlands.
$12 Adults (13+), $8 Children (age 3-12)
OPENS AUGUST 30, 2014 - MYTHIC CREATURES: The world is full of stories about brave heroes, magical events, and fantastic beings. For thousands of years, humans everywhere—sometimes inspired by living animals or even fossils—have brought mythic creatures to life in stories, songs, and works of art. Today these creatures, from the powerful dragon to the soaring phoenix, continue to thrill, terrify, entertain, and inspire us. We seem to catch glimpses of these creatures all around us: hiding beneath the ocean waves, running silently through the forest, and soaring among the clouds. Some symbolize danger. Others, we think, can bring us luck or joy. Together mythic creatures give shape to humankind's greatest hopes, fears, and most passionate dreams. Mythic Creatures will be on display from August 30 – Feb 01, 2015.
$7 (ages 3 and over)
The Discovery Room engages children 3-12 years old and their accompanying caregivers, in the disciplines of the natural sciences. Visitors can assemble a Prestosuchus, a life-sized cast of a Triassic reptile, and dig up fossils in a re-creation of a paleontology field site among many other activities and resources. This will be the place for Kansas City’s curious young scientists. Children must be accompanied by adults and adults must be accompanied by children.
The Discovery Room is first-come, first-served. Sessions start at 15 minutes past each hour and last 45 minutes. The first session is at 10:15am (M-Sa) & 12:15 (Sun), last session of the day is at 4:15pm. The Discovery Room closes each hour, on the hour, for a 15-minute cleanup.
ALL ACCESS DAY PASS*
(WATER: H2O = LIFE + DISCOVERY ROOM)
$19 Adults (13+), $15 Children (age 3-12)
*Available only when an AMNH Exhibition is on display.
Discounts given to groups of 20+, please call the ticket office for details.