School and Camp Group Field Trips


There will be limited capacity in our halls, theaters, and garage. All visits must be arranged through Central Reservations in advance of your visit to the Museum. 



Important Information About Your Visit

  • All visitors ages 2 and up must wear a facial covering throughout the visit. No neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandannas, or face coverings with valves, mesh, or holes. See Health and Safety for details.
  • The Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 
  • All school or camp groups must check in with a Museum representative upon arrival at the Museum. School or camp groups arriving by bus will check in at the school group reception area. School or camp groups arriving on foot or via mass transit will check in at the Rose Center entrance at 81st Street. 
  • If payment has not been made, please make sure you have your check filled out or if you have a purchase order, please have a copy ready. If you have a purchase order, you will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of the balance due.  
  • The Museum’s Ross Terrace and select lawns in Theodore Roosevelt Park are available for school or camp lunches. There are no indoor lunch spaces currently available at the Museum. 
  • No drinking fountains are available. 
  • The Museum will not hold items for groups; please carry all belongings or leave them on the bus. 
  • Masks are required for all visitors ages 2 and above. Please review the Museum’s complete Health and Safety  requirements. 
  • If your group requires any accommodations, visit the Museum’s Accessibility page for more information.
  • Download Explorer, the Museum’s free mobile app! Includes a Museum map, turn-by-turn directions to exhibits and amenities, and more. 

If You Have Reservations for the Giant-screen Film or Space Show

  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled show time.
  • We cannot guarantee space or seating for any additional adults or students.
  • In consideration to our other visitors, groups arriving late will not be seated if a show is already in session. No refunds will be issued for shows missed due to a late arrival.

Code of Conduct

Any school or camp group not following the below guidelines will be asked to leave the Museum. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students. Chaperones must remain with their group at all times.
  • Please use “inside voices” throughout the Museum at all times.
  • No running, yelling, listening to radios, or using Museum exhibit cases as drawing surface is allowed.
  • Many of the Museum’s artifacts, specimens, paintings, and murals are not to be touched.
  • No food drink, candy, or chewing gum allowed in exhibition halls. Dispose of all your trash in trash receptacles.
  • Please keep all coats, hats, or backpacks with you at all times.
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space: Please be advised when using the escalators to use caution, hold handrails, and exit promptly.
  • Photography is allowed with handheld cameras (except where noted) and with available light or electronic flash attachments. Tripods and lights may not be used. Reproduction or sale of photographs is not allowed without permission. Photography is not permitted in the theaters and in special exhibitions.


The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges Amazon for its support as lead educational outreach partner.