Tickets and Passes

Tickets and passes are now available for sale!

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-769-5200, online, or at any of the American Museum of Natural History admission desks. During the festival, on-site ticket purchases are only available at the 77th Street Entrance. For more information or to request a schedule by mail, the public should call 212-769-5305 or visit amnh.org/mead.

Please note: To receive Member pricing, please log in with your amnh.org password before checking out. To get a password, register here. For additional assistance, call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 during business hours.

TICKET PRICES

$15 Opening night film ($13 for Members, seniors, and students)
$45 Opening Night film PLUS reception
$20 Special Presentation: Lunar Tribute ($18 for Members)
$12 All other screenings ($10 for Members, seniors, and students)

BUY TICKETS NOW

 

FESTIVAL PASSES*

If purchasing a festival pass, we encourage you to do so early to avoid encountering sold-out screenings. Passes exclude Special Presentation: Lunar Tribute and Opening Night. 

1.) Student Pass ($24)

  • Three programs of your choice over the course of the festival (excludes the opening-night film)
  • Passholder also gets access to standby tickets on a first-come, first-served basis
  • All Mead events, dialogues, and parties (excludes the opening-night reception) 

Buy Student Pass

 

2.) Film-Lover Pass ($50, $45 for Members)

  • Five programs of your choice over the course of the festival (excludes the opening-night film)
  • Passholder also gets access to standby tickets on a first-come, first-served basis
  • All Mead events, dialogues, and parties (excludes the opening-night reception) 

Buy Film-Lover Pass

 

3.) One-Day Pass ($30, $27 for Members) (Valid for one day, Saturday or Sunday)

  • Three films of your choice that day 
  • Passholder also gets access to standby tickets on a first-come, first-served basis
  • All Mead events, dialogues, and parties on that day

Buy Saturday Pass

 

Buy Sunday Pass

 

Please note: Tickets are not refundable. Programs are subject to change. Please check our website for the most current schedule and updated information. Tickets may be purchased in advance for any program on the Festival schedule. Each program is identified by a program code (F1-F34). Please refer to the program code when purchasing tickets.

ON-SITE PURCHASE
Early September – October
Tickets may be purchased during Museum hours at the Advance Group Sales desk in the Theodore Roosevelt Rotunda (Central Park West at 79th Street entrance) and at the Rose Center for Earth and Space (81st Street entrance).

DURING THE FESTIVAL
October 19-22
Individual tickets may be purchased at the 77th Street entrance only, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

GENERAL INFORMATION
ENTRANCE
Entrance for screenings is on 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

GETTING HERE
B train (weekdays only) or C train to 81st Street–Museum of Natural History
1 train to 79th Street
M79, M7, M11, M86, M10, M104 

FOOD AND DRINK AT THE MUSEUM
Cafés will be open during the festival from 11 am until 10 pm Friday to Sunday.

MEAD MIXERS
October 20­–21  | Café on One
Continue the conversation! With refreshments in hand, meet filmmakers and share your Mead experiences with other festivalgoers daily in Café on One, just off the Grand Gallery.