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



Culinary Customs Throughout History | Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 2:30 pm

Moving through the Hall of African Peoples and Hall of Mexico and Central America, visitors will experience different ways in which various peoples have cultivated, stored, and processed foods.

Meet the Dinosaurs | Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 10:30 am

Join our guides on a paleontological adventure through the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs and the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs.

Ocean Life | Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 2:30 pm

Plunge into the ocean to explore aquatic habitat dioramas in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life.

Scales of the Universe | Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 10:30 am

Explore the Scales of the Universe, a 400-foot-long walkway that hugs the glass curtain wall along the Rose Center for Earth and Space, introducing visitors to the relative sizes of galaxies, stars, planets, and atoms through text panels, interactive terminals, and models.

Human Origins | Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 2:30 pm

Where do we come from? What makes us human? Explore these and other questions in the Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.

Science Sense is free for Members and with Museum admission.