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Hard of Hearing or Deaf

Infrared assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available upon request in the following locations:

  • The Samuel J. and Etherl LeFrak Theater
  • Kaufmann and Linder Theaters

Hayden Planetarium Space Theater

  • Big Bang Theater

Rear Window captioning (RWC) is available in the LeFrak Theater for most films. Please see the theater attendant for a panel.

Open captioning is provided in most exhibit theaters throughout the Museum.

For additional information on accessibility at the Museum please call 212-769-5250 or email .


Sign Language Tours
Experience informative, entertaining and inspiring presentations of permanent and special exhibitions for both deaf and hearing audiences with simultaneous signed and spoken tours.

Tours are led by Museum guide and Professor Gabriel Grayson, American Sign Language  interpreter and chair of the Department of Sign Language and Non-Verbal Communication at The New School University.

FREE with Museum admission
Registration required*
1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m.
All tours meet in Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, second floor 

Cullman Hall of the Universe                                                                                                                  
March 15                                                                                                                               
Join us for a fascinating exploration to answer fundamental questions about how the universe began.

Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth
April 12
See huge slabs of stone to touch and scrutinize from four billion years ago, each with a tale to tell.

Marvel at our Museum's Biggest Attraction
May 17
The fourth floor elevator button is always lit because that's where the largest collection of dinosaurs in the world reside.


*To register email or call 212.313.7565.

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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