Plan Your Visit

Prepare for and Book Your Visit - School or Camp Group

    There's a reason we're a top field trip destination in New York City: amazing new exhibits, over 34 million objects in our permanent collections, and exceptional programs, resources and classes for students and teachers!

    Follow these simple steps to plan an unforgettable museum learning experience for your students or camp group.

    *Please note: The Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems and Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals are not available for school group bookings after October 26, 2017.

  1. Get Started!

    With five exhibit floors to explore, less is more! Select a Hall of Focus, sign up for a student program, or get tickets to a Special Exhibition, IMAX or 3D film, or Space Show. All of our programs are designed to support the NYC K-8 Scope and Sequence for Science and Social Studies.

    Permanent Exhibitions Special Exhibitions And Shows
    Programs for School Groups For Educators: Guides and Resources
  2. Prepare For Your Day

    Get ready for your visit with these important Museum policies and procedures.

    Price and Payment Lunchrooms
    Museum Conduct Download Museum Map
    Arrival and Departure
  3. Book Your Field Trip

    For School Group Reservations, click here:

    School Reservation

    For Camp Group reservations, complete the reservation worksheet below and call Central Reservations at (212) 769-5200, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm to book your field trip.

Book Your Camp Group Field Trip Now Camp Reservation

Please note that these pages are for planning NYC and tri-state area school and camp group visits. If you are a school or camp group from outside New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, please visit the Group Sales page.


To ensure availability, please book your field trip at least 5 weeks in advance.

If you need to make changes to your booking (new trip date, reduction/increase of reservation numbers, or cancellations), please call Central Reservations at (212) 769-5200, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Occasionally some halls in the Museum may be closed. To ensure that the specific hall you are coming to see is open, please call the Museum 5 days before your visit at (212) 769-5100 and listen for the weekly hall closings.

Open your confirmation email immediately! It will confirm your Museum itinerary.


Free admission for New York City school and camp groups to the American Museum of Natural History is generously supported by the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund.

The School Group Visits Program at the American Museum of Natural History is generously supported by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Endowment Fund for Education.