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 25th, National Parks @ 2:30pm

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service; traverse the parks and forests of North America showcased in various halls throughout the museum.

Wednesday, February 8th, Theodore Roosevelt and the Diversity of Life @ 2:30pm

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.

Wednesday, February 15th, Marine Mammals @ 2:30

Plunge into the many aquatic habitats that allow marine mammals such as walruses, dolphins, and blue whales, to thrive.



Science Sense is free for Members and with Museum admission.