New York City

American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket

New York City, USA
American Museum of Natural History

From $28.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 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 all permanent exhibits
  • Admission to the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Admission to the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education & Innovation
  • Timed entry to 1 special exhibit (General Admission +1 tickets only)
  • Wi-Fi onsite

    Meeting And Pickup

    Start time

    10:00 AM

    What To Expect

    At a time that suits your schedule, make your way to the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Get your voucher converted to an admission ticket and embark on a journey of discovery as you explore more than 40 exhibition galleries representing the wonders of the natural world.

    Look out for highlights such as the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, the Asian elephants at the Akeley Hall of African Mammals, and the 94-foot-long (29-meter-long) blue whale model in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. Spend as long as you wish exploring the museum.

    American Museum of Natural History

    Admission Ticket Included

    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
    • You must make a timed entry reservation to the Museum after booking with Viator.

    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.

    Traveler Photos

    See more


    1,523 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 1,523 reviews
    Not like the film
    Jenn_W, Apr 2024
    This museum is HUGE! We were very entertained but by the end alittle fed up. It is not like jn the movie which was a little bit of let down for the kids. It was still a good day out and we dis learn new things
    Must Experience
    Shenelle_W, Apr 2024
    We enjoyed this museum! It’s huge! Purchase ticket voucher on viator than go to the museum site to get tickets. Definitely worth visiting when in NYC.
    American Museum of Natural History
    Keith_H, Apr 2024
    It was all really good and very interesting particularly liked the 🌎 parts and the displays were amazing.
    Great Museum; Voucher not as good as having a ticket.
    James_W, Mar 2024
    Museum was great, and very large which caused us some difficulty. Very worth seeing. Just having a voucher rather than an actual ticket caused some delay getting in.
    Loads of fun and lots to seeeee
    Jackelyn_V, Mar 2024
    Plan to be here alllllll day or multiple days!! This place is huge!!!!! Please be aware there is a security process and the line to get to the front door wraps around the building. Took about 45-1 hr to just reach the door. We weren’t aware. Then once you’re in you have to redeem your tickets and that’s another 30-40 min line. Be aware if booking through Viator to also visit the museum website to book your arrival time! It was an amazing day. We didn’t get to do it all. Great to come by for a couple days to conquer all
    Excellent museum
    Kristen_V, Mar 2024
    Excellent museum. No issues. A must go if you have small kids or love nature. The food is way overpriced. Be forewarned.
    Great place to visit
    Malcolm_s, Mar 2024
    Again not disappointed with Viator straight forward showed our virtual tickets they gave us our tickets to be scanned! The museum is a great place to go visit be prepared for a full exciting day we didn’t want to leave! so much to see we loved it
    Irish elk
    Michael_T, Mar 2024
    Irish elk . Delighted to see this on display. There’s a few specimens on display in Ireland notably university college Dublin
    Lots to see lots of walking
    Damon_M, Jan 2024
    Lots of interesting things to see. Be prepared to walk alot...wear comfortable footwear. Four floors in total. Loved seeing all the dinosaur exhibits and various extinct animals
    Time Well Spent
    Diane_S, Jan 2024
    Beautiful and expansive museum with a little bit of everything for everyone. Make sure to allow a lot of time here- there’s more there than you can see even in a day! We bought the regular admission tickets with no add/ons- we never would have had time for them. Get there when they open, too. The museum is easily accessed by subway which makes it convenient.
    Moms and Daughter's trip to NYC
    Nicole_R, Jan 2024
    I haven't been to the Museum of American History since I was a child in Public School and I must say that I'm STILL IMPRESSED!!! The exhibits are exquisite and better than ever!!! Now my family is able to enjoy the same experience I did as a child!!! We'll be back to visit the Hayden Planetarium next time!!!
    Solid mid-day family activity
    Howard_R, Dec 2023
    Very large and interesting museum. A bit old school in its presentation. Would’ve been nice to have audiovisual explanation or a tour guide. We enjoyed the mammals exhibit more than the dinosaurs.
    Great way to spend a day
    Janeen_P, Dec 2023
    Huge museum, great exhibits, the space movie was excellent, we loved the butterfly exhibit / experience as well.
    Fantastic family experience!
    samantha_m, Dec 2023
    Great family experience. The staff was helpful and the process to get tickets was smooth and easy. The exhibits are absolutely amazing.
    The Plus and Minus
    Jason_F, Dec 2023
    The museum displays were awesome but the ticketing process is complicated and it can get really crowded
    The museum was fabulous- getting tickets not an easy application
    Wendy_P, Dec 2023
    Unable to download the tickets on my app. Had to stand in line to show booking reference for over 60 minutes
    Butterfly’s sold ou:t...
    Holly_E, Dec 2023
    Butterfly’s sold ou:t which is what we really wanted to see, don’t go on a weekend, way to crowded. Otherwise super fun!
    Great place for families
    Tonya_C, Nov 2023
    Great place to take the kids. My son loved the new section because he got to see all the minerals he uses in Minecraft.
    Nice try, but no cigar.
    Tom_W, Nov 2023
    Couldn’t get there, because of so many streets being blocked off. We had to walk from 77th and Columbus up to 84th, and then over to Central Park West, ten back to 81st. When we got there the line was around the corner, so we skipped it.
    Maxine_C, Nov 2023
    Very worthwhile visit but be prepared to be overwhelmed since there is sooo much to see. We had to choose areas we wanted to see most to fit it all in and the Hayden Rose Planetarium was a brucey bonus. Would recommend to visit.

    Compare Similar Experiences

    1 / 3
    No Photo
    American Museum of Natural History Admission Ticket


    4 hours
    Free Cancellation
    Likely to Sell Out
    No Photo
    9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket


    2 hours
    Free Cancellation
    No Photo
    The Museum of Modern Art Admission Ticket


    3 hours
    Free Cancellation
    No Photo
    Central Park Zoo Admission Ticket with 4D Theater Access


    1 to 2 hours
    Free Cancellation

    Explore Similar Things to Do