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Public Tours

FREE with Museum Admission. All tours begin at the entrance to the Bernard Hall of North American Mammals, first floor.

Museum Highlights Tours

These tours highlight the Museum's collections. Daily at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15.

Additional highlights tours are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 12:45, 1:45, and 2:45.

Spotlight Tours 

These tours focus on specific halls or themes. Times and topics vary. Ask any information desk for information.

Foreign Language Tours

These tours are in a foreign language and highlight the Museum's collections. Times and languages vary. 



Tours begin at 1:45 p.m.

March 24, 31 

April 7, 14, 21, 28




Tours begin at 2:45 p.m.

 April 3, 10, 17, 24                                                                                                                                                                   

*Tours are subject to change.


Monday - Friday, 1-5pm 
Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Fossil Explainers, identified by a red button, staff the fourth floor to answer questions about fossils and paleontology. 

Earth and Space Explainers, identified by a purple button, staff the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, and the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems to answer questions about astrophysics and geology. 

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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