American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket


Open daily, 10 am–5:30 pm.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


Tours are approximately 3 to 4 hours long and are offered in additional languages based on tour guide availability.


All of the Museum’s exhibitions are accessible by wheelchair, and all public floors of the Museum can be reached by elevator. Public elevators equipped with Braille signage and auditory signals are located near the Central Park West and 77th Street entrance, the Rose Center entrance, and the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation entrance.

Service animals are welcome to visit the Museum.

Plan your visit to The American Museum of Natural History. Immerse yourself in fascinating exhibits and learn about the world around you.


200, Central Park West, New York, New York, 10024

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Getting There

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.
Bus: The M79 bus travels east/west on West 79th Street across Central Park, with a stop next to the Museum on West 81st Street. Other buses also stop at or near the Museum, including the M7, M10, M11, M86, and M104 buses.


200, Central Park West, New York, New York, 10024

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The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is a beacon of adventure and discovery, attracting millions each year with its diverse displays and research. Founded in 1869, this historic institution houses an extensive collection of over 34 million objects, specimens, and cultural relics, making it one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive natural history museums.


Exploring the Wonders of History at the Museum

Step into the museum and embark on a journey through time and space. Witness towering dinosaur skeletons and immersive dioramas, transporting you globally and beyond. Explore iconic exhibits like the Tyrannosaurus rex and the colossal Barosaurus, leaving visitors in awe. Each display offers a glimpse into different eras and ecosystems, making every visit a fascinating adventure into the wonders of our planet’s history.


Exploring Science and Education at the Museum

The museum serves as a scientific inquiry and education hub, offering expertise in diverse fields like anthropology and zoology. Its interactive exhibits and educational programs captivate visitors, fostering a deeper understanding of the natural world. Through engaging displays and hands-on activities, the museum inspires a sense of environmental responsibility, encouraging visitors to become stewards of the Earth. Additionally, the museum’s commitment to research enhances its role as a center for learning and discovery. With a wide range of exhibits and educational initiatives, it is a valuable resource for the public and the scientific community.


An Unforgettable Journey at the American Museum of Natural History

Visiting the American Museum of Natural History is an immersive journey through time and space. From the awe-inspiring exhibits in the Hayden Planetarium, where visitors can explore the cosmos and ponder the vastness of the universe, to the captivating displays in the Hall of Human Origins, which offer insight into the rich tapestry of human history and evolution, each experience is bound to leave a lasting impression.

As visitors wander through the museum’s halls, they are transported to different eras and realms, encountering towering dinosaurs, ancient artifacts, and interactive displays that engage the senses and spark curiosity. Whether young or old, the museum offers something for everyone, fostering a sense of wonder and instilling a passion for learning that extends far beyond its walls. A trip to the American Museum of Natural History is more than just a visit—it explores the world and all its wonders, past, present, and future.

  • Dive into History: Explore dinosaurs to space in an immersive experience.
  • Wonder of Nature: Engaging exhibits bring science to life with interactive displays.
  • Family Adventure: Enjoy hands-on activities and special events for all ages.
  • Support Science: Your visit aids vital research and education efforts.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We are delighted to welcome Members and their guests to the Member Entrance located on Central Park West (ground level, via the driveway) at 79th Street.

The Member Entrance is accessible by wheelchairs and strollers.

The parking discounts for Members are as follows:

Flat rate of $12 for members arriving any time after 4 pm, until 11 pm, seven days a week.

Show your Membership card at exit and the cashier will adjust the rate.

Except where noted, photography for personal use is allowed with hand-held cameras using available light or electronic flash attachments.

  • Selfie sticks are not permitted at the Museum.
  • Tripods and lights may not be used.
  • The reproduction or sale of photographs is not allowed without the Museum’s permission.
  • No photography or filming is permitted in the theaters, including the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater or the LeFrak Theater.