New York City

American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

New York City, United States
American Museum of Natural History

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Offered in: English


Share in the excitement of discovery with more than 40 galleries exploring the natural world and the universe at one of NYC's top destinations, the American Museum of Natural History.
  • 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
  • This family-friendly attraction is a fun and educational place to take kids
  • Explore the 13-billion-year history of the universe in the galleries of the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium

What's Included

  • Access to permanent halls
  • Access to the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Access to the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education & Innovation
  • The Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Insectarium

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    What To Expect

    American Museum of Natural History

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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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    Traveler Tips

    Take advantage of all the great films included in your admission.


    1,418 reviews
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    AMNH Feedback 2023
    Paula_A, Sep 2023
    Amazing displays and artifacts. I saw and learned so much more than I anticipated. The life size blue whale and the dinosaur exhibits were A plus. I will have to make many more trips to go through exhibits that I missed.
    Getting in was the hardest part.
    Laura_L, Sep 2023
    The museum has some really wonderful exhibits…but there were two major issues…the first being you can’t just buy a ticket, put it on your phone and then scan it when you enter. I paid for the tickets (via Viator), then had to go online, made a reservation to enter…then when we entered, we still had to stand in another line for ½ hour to get our “voucher” converted to a ticket! Unbelievable - no other museum we’ve been to has had such an archaic process. As for the space-related theatre presentation…it was disappointing. I felt like a novice would be lost trying to follow it…and someone with knowledge of space would be bored. They need to update those programs. The gems and minerals exhibit was interesting…and we loved all the dinosaurs (of course)…just make it easier to get in and everyone will enjoy it more!
    Not too Bad but the line is crazy long
    Christine_M, Sep 2023
    We stood outside in the rain for what felt like an hour to get in. The map is confusing. They should really have some marks on the floors directing you the right way. We found things by accident most of the time
    Read the fine print
    Rachael_G, Sep 2023
    Read the fine print. Admission plus ONE does not include all the ticketed exhibits that are included on the Admission plus ONE tickets you purchase through the museum's website.
    unknown, Sep 2023
    It's difficult to say what was the most memorable part, but certainly that was titanosaurs rex skeleton and other real sized models of animals
    Wonderful but difficult for seniors - lot to see.
    Henry_B, Sep 2023
    Dinasaur exhibits were amazing. Human evolution exhibit was eye opening. Very informative!! We appreciated the numerous elevators, as we are seniors. The little cafes had good food and lines were fast.
    Wonderful just a little over crowded
    Lauren_L, Sep 2023
    The dinosaur exhibit and planetarium we'remy favorite!! A little over crowded but still a beautiful place.
    complete ripoff
    Caroline_R, Sep 2023
    do NOT buy this "American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket". it is not a ticket it is a voucher, and they will not refund you the money. horrible customer experience
    Bad experience
    Wayne_L, Sep 2023
    Save your money and skip this. One line after another. No notification about discounts until too late.
    Needs improvement on accessibility
    Gyle_W, Aug 2023
    It was too complicated getting tickets. It was nearly 20 minutes to get my tickets. There should be an option to download purchased ticket to your phone just like everywhere else
    Grand Place
    Raymond_C, Aug 2023
    The museum had a huge display of models. They were so life like. Plus the museum staff was so helpful and courteous!
    Loved this museum - soooo...
    Janice_C, Aug 2023
    Loved this museum - soooo many rooms and things to look at. Never having been there before with all the trips made to New York I was ver pleased.
    Dont buy via viator,...
    Kiril_P, Aug 2023
    Dont buy via viator, there is an extra ticket line you should stay on if you do so. Buy directly from museum.
    Line so long I gave up
    John_N, Aug 2023
    I tried to buy a timed ticket at the museum sight but the site would never let me.go to checkout. So I bought a general admission ticket from Viator. Went to the museum only to find that the line double backed on itself foe a whole block. Clearly would be hours before I got in. So I gave up and walked in Central Park instead
    The line was ridiculous...
    Tao_B, Aug 2023
    The line was ridiculous and the staff were disorganized. Most importantly I had no idea I would have to stay in another line for 45 minutes to REDEEM my tickets purchased through Viator. We paid the exact amount as the museum offered at the spot. I used Viator because I used the platform for other activities. Please book the tickets directly from the museum website so you can wait in a shorter line or get a membership to cut all the lines. There are way much better Natural museums in the States like the ones DC and Chicago. They are free and they offer a great experience to everyone. It’s really cruel and unnecessary for kids to wait in line for so long!!!!
    Good experience but entry was problematic
    Bindu_N, Aug 2023
    Awesome experience! Everything at the museum is admirable ; one improvement - we booked the tickets online and received the voucher days in advance, but still had to stand in a long queue for an hour or so to get the “actual” tickets for entry . What the heck !
    Pretty good
    Nicholas_L, Aug 2023
    I requested a refund thinking the line was so long I couldn't get in but went to another entrance and thankfully got access to the museum. The exhibits were good and the atmosphere was great along with the architecture of the building, loved being there. But the gift shops are very overpriced and don't have great gifts or souvenirs in my opinion. The items should be more costly since the museum needs to make money but it just makes me not want to buy anything seeing as I can go to Astros emporium of fossils, gems and minerals and get actual gems and fossils or shark teeth for a comparable price to a simple shirt at the museum. The museum will lose out on money because of that. Also the food options aren't great. Love the amount of stuff to see and learn about there, but overall was alright compared to the Smithsonian in WASHINGTON DC in my view.
    Deborah_M, Jul 2023
    Deceptive !!! Bought tickets ahead of time and reserved an entry time only to get there and stand on line for over 1 hour with people who did not have tickets. No will call pick up as stated. It was smelly, hot and disgusting. As a New Yorker bringing my grand kids 6 and 9 years old for the 2nd time it was a big mistake. The exhibits were the same but didn't seem as authentic. Over crowded, air conditioning wasn't working, hand sanitizers empty. UNHEALTHY!!!
    Fabulous new wing / archirecture
    Damaris_B, Jul 2023
    The blue whale film and the North American section of First Nation + Native American objects and narratives - especially about the returning of precious tribal objects
    All the different...
    Diane_M, Jul 2023
    All the different exhibits were the best part of the trip to the Natural History Museum. I would have preferred not to wait in the ticket line since I had already paid for the tickets. We also needed to reserve admission time through the Museum.

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