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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

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
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket?

    A:The policies on sanitization are:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

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    Traveler Tips

    Take advantage of all the great films included in your admission.
    1,044 reviews
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    Amazing experience
    Fabiana_G, Sep 2022
    I was amazed for all the exhibitions! I’ll certainly come back to finish my tour and also recommend it for everyone!
    Missed out
    Michael_O, Aug 2022
    We didn’t complete!! We emailed Viator twice to try change our booking but didn’t respond in time, so we missed out and lost our money😬
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Come for an experience of a life time!
    Judy_L, Sep 2022
    The entire museum is well organized and easy to understand. Each exhibit was wonderfully explained and interesting.
    Hurry up and wait
    Sidney_O, Aug 2022
    I paid for my ticket on this website and still had to wait almost 2 hrs to redeem my ticket once I got there.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Spent the visit queuing
    Russell_G, Aug 2022
    The 45 minute queue after already having bought tickets online was ridiculous. Exhibits were good though although the museum felt rather dusty and unloved.
    History Revisted From Young Eyes and Mind
    Annie_H, Aug 2022
    Spending time with my granddaughter who read all the captions and Google any questions I could not answer 😅 !
    Plan to spend minimum a day in the museum
    Arun_T, Oct 2022
    Best for kids who is curious, otherwise also this will create curiosity. Great for dinosaur loving kids . It has depth of displays on each topic. One of the best museums . It's a must visit.
    Museum Day with my Bae. 🦖 🐲
    Jan_G, Sep 2022
    Had a fascinating visit. Loved every floor. It changed so much. I was excited all over again just like I was 10. Thank you. Everyone was super inviting and helpful. I recommend this trip over and over. 10 stars 🌟
    Great Way to Spend 3-4 Hours
    Michelle_D, Aug 2022
    We enjoyed the museum very much. We also watched the Wings Over Water show and found it very interesting. We spend about 3.5 hours in the museum. Be prepared for a long line to get in though - even with advance tickets.
    Disorganized and chaotic
    Mark_L, Aug 2022
    Even with the building plan or map it was nearly impossible to find your way around. Asking an employee was a waste of time
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great day with grandson
    William_M, Aug 2022
    We arrived early and it was not too crowded. The ticket office was easy and accommodating By noon the museum became very busy with lots of strollers and aggressive mothers pushing them The visitors map is useful but it difficult to orientate your self and it quite easy to get lost if you are looking for something specific
    Hot loooong line ruins experience!
    zky9wf6t2n, Aug 2022
    Bought tickets on Viator in advance and got an timed entry reservation on another site, we hen had to stand in the same 1 1/2 hour long line during a heat advisory as people without tickets. Using Viator was no help here!
    The space tour
    Raheem_S, Jul 2022
    The space tour was very interesting and well as the history of different cultures I enjoy the shark world too
    Don’t buy tickets
    Sabrina_K, Aug 2022
    When buying tickets on their website, it doesn’t say that the special events tickets are time specific so I was unable to attend all the events since they were sold out once I got to the museum (even though I payed for them) Also you might as well just buy the tickets there because you have to activate the tickets on the same line as those that didn’t buy tickets yet.
    Amazing day
    Marcos_B, Aug 2022
    Great experience! The planetarium is awesome, don't miss! The wings over waters is also a must! Unforgettable!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Monte_B, Aug 2022
    Viator is a horrendous app. Couldn't access purchased tickets. Wasted my holiday. Never use this APP it's buggy and unreliable
    Emma_S, Aug 2022
    After getting my ticket online I had to wait 45 minutes to get into the museum (under the sun). The building was overcrowded with kids running and screaming everywhere.There we’re again waiting lines to get in the elevators and to visit the exhibitions. Please consider the 35$ as a donation to the museum because I went out having seen nothing at all. Sorry, I am not used to leave negative comments. This was a big disappointment.
    Bad experience
    Barbara_F, Aug 2022
    Having to wait in long lines even though I made the purchase well before I arrived. Waited in line with people who hadn’t bought tickets until arriving. What’s the pony of using viator?
    Aggravating experience
    Kelvin_G, Sep 2022
    Not with booking via this service. You better off buy direct from the museum website if it’s working
    Great, but prepare for a queue!
    Maria_R, Sep 2022
    The museum itself was fantastic and had plenty of exhibits to explore. The only downside is actually getting into the museum; despite having to reserve a timeslot we had to queue outside along the block to get through the security check and then queue with everyone else who didn't have a ticket so that we could exchange our voucher, this took almost an hour altogether and it seems like the reserved time was completely pointless anyway! Other than that a great experience, but be prepared to wait!
    1 traveler found this review helpful


    Product code: 2396AMNH