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American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

New York City, United States

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  • Offered in: English


Explore the expansive American Museum of Natural History by booking full-day admission tickets. General admission tickets grant you access to about 50 exhibits, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space. You can make the most of your time in the acclaimed museum by upgrading to a Super Saver pass, which includes access to highlights such as Hayden Planetarium and 3D films.
  • Visit the American Museum of Natural History with this admission ticket
  • A full-day pass ensures you don’t have to rush through the exhibits
  • An optional Super Saver upgrade lets you see all the special exhibits for one price
  • This family-friendly attraction is a fun and educational place to take kids
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What's Included

  • Access to permanent exhibits
  • Access to the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Hayden Planterium Show (with Super Saver option only)
  • Giant screen film in 3D or 2D (with Super Saver option only)
  • Special Exhibits (with Super Saver option only)

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    What To Expect

    The American Museum of Natural History, located across from Central Park in New York City, is one of the largest museums in the world. It’s also one of the world’s most important scientific and cultural institutions, with more than 32 million specimens and artifacts. With a general admission ticket, enjoy the many current and permanent exhibits and scientific collections.

    Some of the almost 50 permanent exhibits feature human origins and culture, mammals, dinosaur fossils, Earth and the other planets, plus biodiversity and the environment. See the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and Easter Island head that inspired characters in the blockbuster film Night at the Museum. (Check out the film’s self-guided tour.) Visit the Margaret Mead Hall of Pacific Peoples, the Hall of Human Origins, the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Big Bang Theater.

    A Super Saver upgrade includes access to the Hayden Planetarium Space Show, a giant screen film in 3D or 2D, and any special exhibitions.

    American Museum of Natural History

    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.

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    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Take advantage of all the great films included in your admission.
    1,173 reviews
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    Amazing place very...
    RafaelO_G, Jan 2023
    Amazing place very educational highly educational 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 love it will go again thk for the great experience
    NavpreetSingh_S, Jan 2023
    Beyond the world experience. So much to learn about & so much to see, wow moment to be in this place
    Worthless buy in advance with this site
    Ivan_A, Jan 2023
    Best buy inside as you have to redeem the tickets and get inline as those that will buy it. Worthless buy in advance
    Deceptive Waste of Money
    Caroline_F, Jan 2023
    All entry times were gone before I could book one, so we couldn’t go at all and Viator won’t refund. If there’s a two-step booking process that requires additional action, Viator should actively prompt the second step instead of putting it in the “fine print”. I expect that when I book a tour, it’s actually booked. Instead they took my money when it wasn’t completely booked with the destination site. Very deceptive. Complete waste of money.
    Ashley_O, Jan 2023
    We overpaid for the tickets. I should have checked around. They were cheaper on the museum’s website. And they were also much cheaper at the door.
    Thumbs up!
    CARMEN_F, Jan 2023
    Great experience. We were able to see amazing exhibitions and visit halls full of interesting information. Loved the dinosaurs hall!
    Amazing, would recommend
    Sarah_B, Jan 2023
    Amazing but very busy! We’ll worth the trip if you’re in New York! We went on a rainy day too but always remember to reserve your ticket time!
    Don't book on viator
    James_B, Dec 2022
    Tried to book on viator to skip the line and couldn't. Waste of money. NEVER use Viator. But the museum becomes free at 4:30 everyday! So no need to book anything really.
    Don’t do it!
    TinaB, Dec 2022
    Purchase your tickets directly from the museum! We were not able to use all we purchased because of timing. This was not explained when I purchased. You also have to wait in line twice when you get there. If you purchase tickets right from the website I would have Ben able to save an hour in line.
    Not worth it.
    Deborah_P, Dec 2022
    Had to wait in a long line to exchange voucher for tickets which resulted in not being able to attend all the experiences I paid for.
    confusing and waste of my time
    Alan_W, Dec 2022
    I was convinced tickets were brought and waiting for us at entrance. Instead, I had to wait in line again for tickets. No inconvenient at all.
    Very busy at the natural...
    Tracy_K, Dec 2022
    Very busy at the natural history museum because of tourists and kids off from school but we managed to get checked in in a timely manner.
    Better to have done it on our own and less costly
    Susanne_S, Dec 2022
    We had to wait on a very long line with everyone else. When we finally got to the front, they would not except our tickets. It took about 30 minutes before we could get a supervisor to OK our basic general admission. however, all of the 3 extra shows like the planetarium, etc. were unavailable to us, even though we had paid. We request a total refund given this experience
    Disappointed beyond words. never use this again
    Barbara_C, Dec 2022
    Could not access our vouchers to get out tickets to enter the museum. When we finally did it was an hour before closing. not enough time to return and enjoy the museum. so disappointed. will not recommend this site
    Be prepared for many people.
    Suzanne_C, Dec 2022
    The movie about the Beavers and the other planetarium show. We never got to see the shark show even though we paid for it for 2:00 because people were in line who had started in line at 1:00. When we approached someone to go in at our scheduled time we were told to get in the back of a line of about 100 people. We gave up. My recommendation is don't try to do too many things, choose one or two shows and spread them far apart
    Terrible queues
    Fiona_M, Dec 2022
    greeted with queues that wrapped around the block. After 90 minutes we had to abandon our plans so never got to even use our tickets. VERY disappointed.
    Bought tickets online...
    Alan_G, Dec 2022
    Bought tickets online only to be forced at museum to stand in long line to convert to paper tickets, insane!
    Martin_M, Dec 2022
    Forget about using Viator for this type of travel experience. A total bust at an inflated price. I did not use the vouchers given that it was easier and cheaper to buy the tickets at the museum once I got there.
    Julio_B, Dec 2022
    Heads up ! The tickets bought on Viator can be sold out by the time one arrives to venue. They are not reserved.
    Gabriela_A, Dec 2022
    The museum is very informational and interesting. Though it does have areas for improvement. It is huge and one easily gets lost. It lacks directional signs. The few places it has for eating do close to early. This should stay open at least until 6. By 4:30 we couldn't get any food.


    Product code: 2396AMNH