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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 Ethel 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. Sign Language interpreters may be requested for Museum programs. At least two weeks' notice is required. Please email to inquire. For additional information on accessibility at the Museum please call 212-769-5250 or email

Sign Language Tours

FREE with Museum admission.
Tours are led by a Museum guide and interpreter.

Registration is required.  All tours meet in Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda, second floor.

To register email or call 212.313.7565. 

Programs with Sign Language are intended primarily for the Deaf community. ASL students may attend, but we do not sign attendance sheets.

All tours are at 1:30pm-2:30pm


Upcoming Tours


Saturday, October 10th
Exploring the History of Dinosaurs

Join our guides on a paleontological adventure through the Koch Dinosaur Wing. Then explore the story of the burgeoning of vertebrates through the oceans and onto land in the Hall of Vertebrate Origins.

Saturday, November 7th
Meteorites, Gems and Minerals

Discover the origin of the universe and our solar system in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, which includes the largest meteorite on display in any museum in the world. Moving into The Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals and The Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems you will examine the exquisite collection of mineral specimens collected from around the world and gems of all shapes, sizes and colors.

Saturday, January 9th
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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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