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Certain Museum Halls may close early due to Special Events, please call (212) 769-5200 prior to your visit to check the status.

Insider Tip: The Rose Center entrance often has shorter lines

American Museum of Natural History tickets

Gate Prices Adult $23.00
Child (3-12) $13.00
One of the largest and most well-known museums in the world, the American Museum of Natural History attracts approximately 5 million visitors each year! Marvel at African mammals, fossils, marine life, and more at this famous New York City attraction.

If you’ve seen A Night at the Museum, you already understand the appeal of this world-class and world-famous attraction. If you haven’t, believe us, it’s an amazing place! Bring the whole family, because visitors of all ages will find something to intrigue them, whether it’s the Alaskan Brown Bear diorama, the 563 carat Star of India sapphire, or a skullcap of Pachycephalasasurus – a plant-eating dinosaur that lived 65 million years ago!

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world. Founded in 1860, this museum is most famous for its collection of dinosaur fossils and Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, which features a 94-foot whale model.

Other permanent exhibits include the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth (featuring a world-class geological exhibit),the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, a collection of rare and iridescent opals, and the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins- an incredible walk through the evidence that supports theories about the evolution of mankind.

When you’ve completed your totally educational and interactive learning experience (be sure to plan a good chunk of time to explore the many exhibits), stop by one of the museum’s theme shops, including the American Museum of Natural History’s flagship store, “The Museum Shop”. If you work up an appetite, a variety of dining options are available to suit all budgets, ranging from the Museum Food Court (great for families) to Café on One, which serves gourmet adult fare.

Your Pass entitles you to entry to the main museum’s permanent collections: Biodiverstity & Envrionmental Halls, Birds & Reptiles and Amphibians Halls, The Earth and Planetary Sciences Halls, Fossil Halls, Human Origins and Cultural Halls, Mammal Halls & the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

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Getting In

Present your pass for General Admission at either of these two locations:

  1. Rose Center Entrance (81st St between Central Park West and Columbus Ave) and proceed downstairs to the Will Call window
    Insider Tip: This location often has shorter lines
  2. Main Entrance (79th St at Central Park West) and proceed to the Vouchers Desk

Included Extra: Your pass entitles you to free general admission. If you would like to upgrade your admission ticket to include a temporary exhibit, IMAX or 3D film, OR a Hayden Planetarium Space Show, you may do so for an additional fee directly at the Museum.


Daily, 10:00 am-5:45 pm


Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.


Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

Public Transportation

By Subway: B (weekdays only) or C trains to 81st Street station;
1 train to 79th Street station at Broadway. Walk two blocks east to the Museum.

By Bus: M79 to 81st Street


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