Special Exhibitions and Events


An exhibition about the island’s rich biodiversity and culture, on view through August 13, 2017

Hayden Planetarium space show
Dark Universe
Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Giant Screen Movie │2D and 3D screenings
Humpback Whales
March 3―September 14, 2017



The Butterfly Conservatory
Tropical butterflies of every color fill the room
December 10, 2016 - May 28, 2017

The American Museum of Natural History welcomes senior travel groups and we are prepared to cater to your special needs. Simply contact us at least two weeks ahead to choose from itineraries with more or less walking and sitting, depending on the interests and energy level of your group.

By the way, we have wheelchairs, video displays are captioned, and hearing devices are available in auditoriums upon request. For more information, please see FAQs.

Minimum to qualify for group rate: 20 people

Super Saver Ticket
Admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space, all Special
Exhibitions, LeFrak Theater film and Hayden Planetarium Space Show.
Senior Group rate $25.50 per person – Save $2.50

Museum + One Add-on Ticket
Admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space
plus a Special Exhibition, LeFrak Theater film, or Hayden Planetarium Space Show
Senior Group rate $20 per person - Save $2.00

Museum Only Ticket
Admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space
Senior Group rate $14 per person – Save $3.00

Note: Special Travel Industry rates applied at booking

Making Payments

No deposit is required, but full payment must be received 2 weeks before the date of visit.

Credit Card
To pay by credit card call 212-313-7011 # 3 after recorded greeting. Have your confirmation number available.
Make check payable to American Museum of Natural History with the confirmation # on check and send to:
American Museum of Natural History
Central Reservations
Central Park West and 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

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Your small group travel experience will be enhanced with a guided Highlights Tour or self-guided Grandparent Tour with the new official Museum guide and activity book, Explore!

Highlights Package

Take a one-hour guided tour providing a general overview of the Museum’s collections. Also includes tickets to the Planetarium Space Show, special exhibitions and LeFrak Theater film.

$27.50 per person based on groups of 20

Grandparent  Tour

Grandparents and their young guests will learn as they go, following clues to a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, using Explore!, the first children's guide to the American Museum of Natural History. Puzzles, games, and great science while being led through towering totem poles and the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils will engage adults and kids alike—and make this a souvenir book to treasure.


Rates for groups of 20 or more

Seniors $14.00

Child    $22 includes book

All tours must be prepaid or are subject to cancellation