Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Established in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world, making it a must-visit for children and adults alike. Through its 45 halls of permanent collection and exhibitions, the museum gives visitors the chance to engage, discover, and learn about the past, present, and the future of the natural world, human culture, and the universe.
It is also home to the Rose Center for Earth and Space, which houses the Hayden Planetarium, and has exhibitions on history of the universe and our journey through space.
Your tickets give you direct access to the museum. Once inside, feel free to explore as you’d like.
With a range of exhibitions and permanent collections, there is something for everyone! The Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda (aka the museum’s grand entrance) is famous for the recreation of an imagined confrontation between a Barosaurus protecting its young and an Allosaurus. Also be sure to check out the Tyrannosaurus rex and the new Titanosaur cast.
Do not miss the Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Moai cast, the Patricia emerald, and the Newmont Azurite. Also look back millions of years ago and see on display Lucy, the first full complete skeleton found of a hominid between 4-2 million years ago), and the Folsom Spear Point, which was was crafted from flint around 10,000 years ago. Visit the Rose Center for Earth and Space to discover all the we know about the universe. See the Scales of the Universe exhibit, which shows the huge range of sizes in the universe, and take a walk along the Cosmic Pathway which tells you the 13-billion-year history of the universe.
There are also a couple of public tours that you can take, all of which are free and begin at the entrance to the Bernard Hall of North American Mammals, on the first floor.
Museum Highlight Tours: These tours highlight the Museum's collections. Daily at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15.
Spotlight Tours: These tours focus on specific halls or themes. Times and topics vary, and can be found at any Information Desk.
Foreign Language Tours: These tours are in a foreign language and highlight the Museum's collections. Times and languages vary. Please note that these are subject to change.
- 94-ft long blue whale, Milstein Hall of Ocean Life
- 122-ft long Titanosaur (Patagotitan mayorum), The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center
- Tyrannosaurus rex, Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs
- Pterosaur skeletons, Hall of Vertebrate Origins
- Giant Sequoia, North American Forests
- Chinese Wedding Chair, Gardner D. Stout Hall of Asian Peoples
- Colossal Olmec Head, Mexico and Central America
- Patricia Emerald, Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems
- Mummies (until January 7, 2018)
- Earthflight (until March 8, 2018)
- Opulent Oceans (until April 8, 2018)
- The Butterfly Conservatory (until May 28, 2018)
- Inside you (until June 16, 2019)
Know Before You Go
Please note that the museum is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The museum is open throughout the week from 10 AM - 5:45 PM.
Subway: Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street. Bus: M7, M10, M11, M79, M86, and M104
- Admission to all 45 Museum halls
- Rose Center for Earth and Space
- Special exhibitions
- Giant-screen film
- Space Show
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded.
You will receive your American Museum of Natural History tickets via email. You need to print the same. We know it sucks but we are trying to get this changed soon.