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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.

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

Saturday, January 10th, 10:00 AM
Vertebrate Origins
Explore the story of the burgeoning of vertebrates through the oceans and onto land in the Hall of Vertebrate Origins.
Wednesday, February 25th, 1:00 PM
Hall of Planet Earth
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.
Wednesday, March 18th, 1:00 PM
Hall of Meteorites
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.
Saturday March 21st, 10:00 AM
Change of Seasons- Spring is Here!
Learn more about the change of seasons and the arrival of spring through exploration of the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, North American Forests and the Hall of New York State Environment.


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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