New York City: Visit American Museum of Natural History Ticket Entrance


Welcome to American Museum of Natural History Ticket in San Francisco. Explore over 45 halls spanning billions of years, continents and uncharted waters at New York’s premier museum of anthropology and earth sciences – the American Museum of Natural History. From glittering galaxies to slithering butterflies and everything in between discover endless worlds dazzling visitors of all ages just steps from Central Park.
Stand awed before towering dinosaur fossils, wander an otherworldly planetarium, or come face-to-face with a life-sized blue whale. Compare brutish mammoths, Egyptian mummies and intricate dioramas bringing far-flung eras and civilizations to vivid life. Dig in at interactive climate and human origins exhibits revealed by the Rose Center for Earth & Space’s immersive design. Download the museum’s app unlocking myriad self-guided adventures from hidden gems to family fun.


See the world’s most interactive natural history museum, the American Museum of Natural History, which now houses the Gilder Center. Upgrade to a special exhibition with your entry ticket.

  • Gain entry into the 45 Museum Halls, Rose Center, and Hayden Planetarium
  • Marvel at the world’s largest dinosaur fossil collection
  • Uncover the mysteries of the cosmos at the planetarium
  • Learn about cultures from around the globe through interactive exhibits
  • Immerse yourself in the brand new state-of-the-art Gilder Center


  • American Museum of Natural History ticket
  • Access to permanent exhibits
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space admission
  • Access to the new Gilder Center
  • Timed entry to 1 special exhibit (included with General Admission +1 tickets only)
  • Wi-Fi onsite
  • Additional ticketed/special exhibitions ($10 per exhibition per person)
  • Invisible Worlds ($10 per person at the museum)
  • Transportation
  • Guide

Tour Plan

What to Expect

Wherever your interests lie across the tree of life, cosmos, biodiversity and human achievement - this NYC classic offers 45 exhibit halls linking visitors seamlessly across the epic pageant of existence on Earth and far beyond our tiny blue planet.

Meeting Point

You will need to present your Get Your Guide confirmation email plus your reservation confirmation email from the American Museum of Natural History. Please have both materials ready for processing upon arrival. Proceed through security to an admission desk at any of the Museum’s entrances. Note you may experience a brief waiting period to clear security, entrances at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at 81st Street and the Gilder Center at 79th and Columbus Avenue usually have shorter wait times. The Museum encourages you to arrive as close to your ticketed time as possible, however the Museum is usually able to accommodate early or late arrivals.

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Additional Info

Not allowed:

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go:

  • You must reserve a time slot before the day of your visit, follow the link provided on your voucher to reserve your timed entry (availability for special exhibitions may be limited)
  • NY, NJ, and CT residents: the amount you pay for General Admission is up to you and includes access to more than 40 permanent exhibition halls, the Rose Center, and the Richard Gilder Center, but does not include ticketed exhibitions, the butterfly vivarium, the giant-screen film, and Hayden Planetarium Space Show.
  • Coat check services are unavailable at this time.
  • The Museum's Explorer App is available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
  • Note that general entry only does not include special exhibitions
  • There are no lockers available at the museum. Please leave large, bulky items at your hotel

What can I expect to see at the American Museum of Natural History?

  • You will explore over 32 million specimens across 45 Museum Halls, including dinosaurs, gems, and ocean life. Highlights include the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Richard Gilder Center, the planetarium, and iconic exhibits like the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and Easter Island head.

Are there any special exhibitions included with general admission?

  • General admission includes all permanent exhibitions but does not include ticketed exhibitions like the butterfly vivarium, giant-screen film, and Hayden Planetarium Space Show. You can upgrade your ticket to include the Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium or the Secret World of Elephants.

Is there a mobile app available to enhance my visit to the museum?

  • Yes, the museum's free Explorer App provides turn-by-turn navigation, behind-the-scenes stories, quizzes, and self-guided tours. It is available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

What are the requirements for visiting the museum?

  • You must reserve a time slot before your visit using the link provided on your voucher. NY, NJ, and CT residents can pay what they wish for General Admission. Coat check services are not available, and there are no lockers, so leave large items at your hotel.

How do I make a reservation for a timed entry to the museum?

  • Reserve your timed entry by following the link on your voucher to the museum's reservation page. Your voucher is valid for entry within 7 days from the selected travel date, and you must bring both your timed entry reservation and your voucher to the museum.
Cancellation Policy

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