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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.

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


Catch a Falling Star
Saturday September 26th, 10:00 AM
What is a “shooting star”? Where does one come from? How is one formed? Find these answers and learn more about the origins of our solar system in a tour of the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites.

Thursday, October 8th, 2:30 PM
From the frigid polar sea to the hot Florida swamp. We will explore the various environments and the adaptations that enable bears to thrive in diverse habitats.

Change of Seasons: Fall!
Saturday, October 24th, 10:00 AM
Learn more about the change of seasons and the arrival of autumn through exploration of the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, North American Forests and the Hall of New York State Environment.

Wednesday, October 28th, 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.

Theodore Roosevelt and the Diversity of Life on Earth
Saturday, November 14th, 10:00AM
Have a seat with Teddy Roosevelt to talk about the history of the AMNH, and his role in the museum and New York politics. Then move to the Halls of Biodiversity and Ocean Life to talk about the diversity of life through models of an earth worm, a frog's head and the root system of a plant. 

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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