Blind or Partially Sighted


Public elevators near the Central Park West and 77th Street entrances and those in the Rose Center are equipped with Braille signage and give auditory signals.

Science Sense Tours  

Visitors who are blind or partially sighted are invited to attend this program, held monthly in the halls of the American Museum of Natural History. Specially trained Museum tour guides highlight specific themes and exhibits, engaging participants through extensive verbal descriptions and touchable objects.

*Free for Members and with Museum admission. 

Science Sense tours are available to individuals or to groups. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Programs may be subject to change.

*Please note: two weeks advance notice is required to request a science sense tour on a date that is not scheduled below.

For additional information or to register for a Science Sense tour, please call 212-313-7565 or email


Upcoming Tours

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2:30pm

Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:30am

Spitzer Hall of Human Origins
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:30pm

Theodore Roosevelt and the Diversity of Life
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 2:30pm


For additional information on accessibility at the Museum please call 212-769-5250 or email