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
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.
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.
The New York Build Your Own Pass® is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which offers American Museum of Natural History discount tickets, and admission to your choice of other top attractions.
Present your pass for General Admission at either of these two locations:
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.
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