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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


Explore Human Origins: Saturday, April 2 at 10:30 pm
Where do we come from? How did we get here? Who are we? And most importantly, what makes us human? Explore these and other questions in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.

Northwest Coast Indians: Thursday, April 7 at 2:30 pm
The Hall of Northwest Coast Indians highlights the traditional cultures of the native peoples of North America’s Pacific shores from Washington State to southern Alaska.

Hall of Mexico and Central America: Wednesday, April 20 at 2:30 pm
Explore the cultures of the Olmec, Aztec, and Maya. Discover their beliefs, gods, and myths in the Hall of Mexico and Central America.

Mummy’s Day: Saturday, May 7 at 10:30 am
What does a duck-billed dinosaur have in common with an Egyptian bird?  Find out on this tour created specifically for children.

Reptiles and Amphibians: Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 pm
Visit with carnivorous crocodiles, deadly dragons, frogs, a lizard, and tortoises in the historic Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians.

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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