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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 is free with Museum admission.

Saturday, April 12th, 10:00 AM
Discover the origin of the universe and our solar system in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, which includes the largest meteorite on display in any museum in the world.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2:30 PM
Living Large
Join us on a big expedition throughout the Museum as we discuss and examine several larger than life icons such as, the blue whale, the giant sequoia, dinosaurs, and the 63-foot-long Great Canoe. 

Wednesday, July 16th 2:30 PM
Mexico and Central America
Explore the cultures of the Olmec, Aztec and Maya. Discover their beliefs, gods, and myths in the Hall of Mexico and Central America.

Saturday, August 16, 10:00 AM
The Changing Seasons
Learn what causes weather, the change of seasons and its impact on different areas of North America in the The David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, The Hall of North American Forests, and the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals.  


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

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

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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