Museum Tours

Tours are temporarily unavailable.

See our self-guided tours and our accessible tours below. 

All tours are accessible by wheelchair.

Public Tours

Museum Highlight Tours

Tours are temporarily unavailable.

Spotlight Tours

Tours are temporarily unavailable.

Foreign Language Tours

Tours are temporarily unavailable.

 

Self-Guided Tours

 

Accessible Tours

The Museum offers a variety of specially designed tours for visitors with disabilities and their families.

Learn more about accessibility at the Museum.

Sign Language Tours

Experience informative, entertaining, and inspiring presentations of permanent and special exhibitions for both deaf and hearing audiences with simultaneously signed and spoken tours.

Registration required: unfortunately, no walk-ins are accepted. Email [email protected] or call 212-313-7565 at least 72 hours in advance. 

Free for Members or with Museum admission. Programs subject to change. Upcoming tours:

Please note, as of March 11, all tours have been suspended. Read more about the Museum's efforts to maintain health and safety during the COVID-19 virus.

Programs with sign language are intended primarily for the Deaf community. ASL students may attend, but we do not sign attendance sheets.

Tours for Blind or Partially Sighted Visitors

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. Science Sense tours are available to individuals or groups.

Registration required; unfortunately, no walk-ins are accepted. Email [email protected] or call 212-313-7565 to register.

Free for Members or with Museum admission. Programs 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. 

Upcoming tours: TBA

Please note, as of March 11, all tours have been suspended. Read more about the Museum's efforts to maintain health and safety during the COVID-19 virus.

 

Tours for Families Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Discovery Squad is a unique tour program designed for families affected by autism spectrum disorders. The program was developed in collaboration with the Seaver Autism Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The program begins at 9:00am on select Saturday mornings. 

Registration is required; unfortunately, no walk-ins are accepted. Call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm) to register.

Discovery Squad tours take place before the Museum is open and are free. Programs subject to change. Upcoming tours:

Please note, as of March 11, all tours have been suspended. Read more about the Museum's efforts to maintain health and safety during the COVID-19 virus.