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Our Actions to Maintain a Healthy and Safe Environment for Visitors and Staff During the COVID-19 Virus

[As of May 21]

The Museum remains closed to the public until further notice, consistent with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders. Visit amnh.org/explore for digital offerings, and please consider suppporting the Museum during this unprecedented time.

 

[As of March 20]
 
The Museum remains closed to the public to maintain health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice, with weekly reassessments of the situation. 
 
If you purchased tickets for this time period, we will be happy to process a refund as soon as the Museum reopens and our staff can return to work. For those who might consider your ticket a donation, such a gesture of support would help relieve some of the operational and financial burdens that the Museum is facing over the next few weeks and months. Your donation to the Museum is fully tax-deductible.
 
We remain very appreciative of your support, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum as soon as we can.

Although onsite programs and access have been suspended, the Museum is continuing to provide online programs and online access, with resources at amnh.org/explore, including:

Please continue to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) for the latest information and safety guidelines.

The Museum is following the guidance of New York City on closures and will be keeping visitors updated as additional guidance is issued.

 

[Updated March 17]

The Museum remains closed to the public to maintain health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic at least through April 3, with weekly reassessments during this unprecedented situation.

As of March 17, the closure extends to scientific staff and facilities, including scientific collections and laboratories. Incoming and outgoing loans have been suspended, and institutions should not ship collections back or return specimen loans at this time.