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 accessibility@amnh.org to inquire. For additional information on accessibility at the Museum please call 212-769-5250 or email accessibility@amnh.org.
 

Sign Language Tours

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

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

Registration required: email accessibility@amnh.org or call 212-313-7565.
Please register 72 hours in advance. If you do not register, we cannot guarantee these tours will take place.
All tours meet at the entrance to the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals on the 1st Floor
FREE with Museum admission.

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

 
 

Upcoming Tours

 

Explore the Rain Forest | Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 1:30–2:30 pm
Discover the Dzanga-Sangha Rain Forest in the Hall of Biodiversity. Through a variety of diorama displays and interactive activities learn why rain forests are important to the species that live there and how they affect humans and the Earth.

Gems, Minerals, and Meteorites | Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 1:30–2:30 pm
Journey from the inner Earth to outer space in the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, and the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems.