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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 halls of the American Museum of Natural History. Specially trained Museum tour guides highlight specific themes and exhibits, engaging participants through extensive verbal descriptions and touchable objects.
Science Sense tours are available to individuals or to 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


Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at 2:30 pm
From the frigid polar seas to the hot Florida swamps, bears have thrived in diverse environments. We will explore these various habitats and the adaptations that allow bears to succeed in such different places.

Meet the Dinosaurs
Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 10:30 am
Join our guides on a paleontological adventure through the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs and the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs. 

Akeley Hall of African Mammals
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 2:30 pm
Explore the amazing wildlife and varying topography of Africa, from the Serengeti to the waters of the Upper Nile to the volcanic mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Theodore Roosevelt and the Diversity of Life on Earth
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:30 am
Learn about the history of the Museum, Theodore Roosevelt as a conservationist and Roosevelt’s many contributions to preserving the diversity of life on Earth.                                                                                    

Science Sense is free for Members and 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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