Tickets and Passes

Tickets and passes are available for sale. To purchase a film ticket, visit the Films page. To purchase a Festival Pass, see below.

To receive Member pricing, please log in with your amnh.org password before checking out. To get a password, register here. For additional assistance, call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 during business hours.

TICKET PRICES
General Public: $12 ($10 Members, Students, Seniors)
Opening Night: $15 ($13 Members, Students, Seniors)
Opening Night film PLUS reception with the filmmakers: $45 

FESTIVAL PASSES
Pass sales have closed. For individual film tickets, visit the Films page. If purchasing a festival pass, we encourage you to do so early to avoid encountering sold-out screenings. 

1.) Student Pass ($24)

  • Three programs of your choice over the course of the festival (excludes the opening-night film)
  • Passholder also gets access to standby tickets on a first-come, first-served basis
  • All Mead events, dialogues, and parties (excludes the opening-night reception) 

2.) Film-Lover Pass ($50)

  • Five programs of your choice over the course of the festival (excludes the opening-night film)
  • Passholder also gets access to standby tickets on a first-come, first-served basis
  • All Mead events, dialogues, and parties (excludes the opening-night reception) 

3.) One-Day Pass ($30) (Valid on Saturday or Sunday only)

  • Three films of your choice that day 
  • Passholder also gets access to standby tickets on a first-come, first-served basis
  • All Mead events, dialogues, and parties on that day

Tickets are not refundable.

Programs are subject to change. Please check our website for the most current schedule and updated information.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for any program on the Festival schedule. Each program is identified by a program code. Please refer to the program code when purchasing tickets.

ON-SITE PURCHASE
Early September – October
Tickets may be purchased during Museum hours at the Advance Group Sales desk in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda (Central Park West at 79th Street entrance) and at the Rose Center for Earth and Space (81st Street entrance).

DURING THE FESTIVAL
October 13-16
Individual tickets may be purchased one hour prior to show time at the 77th Street entrance only, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

GENERAL INFORMATION
ENTRANCE
Entrance for screenings is on 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

GETTING HERE
B train (weekdays only) or C train to 81st Street–Museum of Natural History
1 train to 79th Street
M79, M7, M11, M86, M10, M104 

FOOD AND DRINK AT THE MUSEUM
Cafés will be open during the festival from 11 am until 10 pm Friday to Sunday.

MEAD MIXERS
Friday, October 14­ – Saturday, October 15 | Café on One
Sunday, October 16 | Café on 4
Continue the conversation! Meet filmmakers and share your Mead experiences with other festivalgoers in our daily happy hour. Cafés are open late, until 10 pm.