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Blind or Partially Sighted

Public elevators near the Central Park West and 77th Street entrances and those in the Rose Center are equipped with Braille signage and give auditory signals.

Science Sense Tours

Visitors who are blind or partially sighted are invited to attend this program, held monthly in the Museum galleries. Specially trained Museum tour guides highlight specific themes and exhibition halls, engaging participants through extensive verbal descriptions and touchable objects.

Science Sense tours are available to individuals or groups. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Programs may be subject to change.

Please note: two weeks advance notice is required to request a science sense tour on a date that is not scheduled below.

For additional information or to register for a Science Sense tour, please call (212)313-7565 or email

Ocean Life
Wednesday, May 6th, 2:00 PM
Plunge into the ocean to explore aquatic habitat dioramas in The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.
Planet Earth
Wednesday, June 17th, 2:00 PM
Explore the most significant stories of the Earth, from its early evolution, to the storms and earthquakes we encounter today. Traverse through one of the most outstanding collections of geologic specimens ever displayed.
Change of Seasons: Summer
Saturday, June 20th, 10:00 AM
Learn more about the change of seasons and the arrival of summer through exploration of the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, North American Forests and the Hall of New York State Environment.
Cats and Dogs of North America
Wednesday, July 8th, 2:00 PM
Explore the varieties of cats and dogs found in North America. Discover the Canadian Lynx, the cougar, the gray fox and more as traverse through the Bernard Family of North American Mammals.


Science Sense is free with Museum admission.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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