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

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

To register email or call 212-313-7565 

Please register at least three days in advance. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee this tour will take place.


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 1:30-2:30pm


Upcoming Tours


Saturday, January 9, 2016
Size Doesn't Matter

From bacteria to blue whales, in nature all creatures have an impact. Take a tour of the Museum with size in mind.

Saturday, March 12, 2016
From Pterodactyls to Mammoths

Join our guide on a paleontological adventure through the fossil halls. Examine the fossil mammal specimens that illustrate the story of vertebrate evolution in the Hall of Primitive Mammals and the Hall of Advanced Mammals, and meet the Titanosaur, the newest (and largest) dinosaur on exhibit.


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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