The museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, except for Monday and Tuesday.
The best time to visit the museum and avoid the crowds is on Thursday and Friday during off-peak times from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Discover the legendary museum. Founded in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's most outstanding scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. Admire the work of scientists that has led to the creation of 45 permanent exhibition halls, such as the Hall of Ocean Life and the Rose Center for Earth and Space.
Admire a mysterious world of nature. Feel like a scientist while examining famous collections, such as dinosaurs, meteorites, ocean world, African savannah, and other 33 million specimens and artifacts.
Celebrate the world's cultures. Witness the history of many civilizations through the internationally renowned artifacts such as mummies from ancient Egypt, the Moai Statue, the Great Canoe, the Aztec Stone of the Sun, and other significant evidence of diverse cultures.
The general admission fee is $23 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and $13 for children from 3 to 12 years old. The museum offers free admission to its members. Moreover, the NYC, New Jersey, and Connecticut residents can pay any amount they want.
The museum offers special tickets with admission to permanent halls and one of the temporary exhibitions: $28 for adults, $22.50 for seniors and students, and $16.50 for children from 3 to 12 years old.
The admission fee to all temporary exhibitions and the permanent halls is $33 for adults, $27 for seniors and students, and $20 for children from 3 to 12 years old.
The audio tour American Museum of Natural History: Explore the Spectrum of Life will lead you through the fascinating world of the best and the most significant natural museum. Celebrate different cultures through the most interactive experiences and feel the power of nature standing by renowned must-sees of the museum.
According to the museum's rules, visitors must book the tickets online before the visit. Book the timed tickets on our website to reserve the desired time slot in advance to save time.
It is possible to buy the American Museum of Natural History timed tickets up to 90 days ahead. The most convenient way is to do it online, where you can choose the desired entry time.