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Museum Tours

All tours are free with admission and begin at the entrance of the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals on the first floor.

See our self-guided tours below.

Public Tours

Museum Highlight Tours
These tours highlight the Museum's collections. Daily at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15.

Spotlight Tours
These tours focus on specific halls or themes. Times and topics vary. Ask any information desk for schedule.

Foreign Language Tours*
These tours are in a foreign language and highlight the Museum's collections. Times and languages vary.

  • Spanish (Español)
    Tours begin at 2:30 pm
    July 12, 19, 26
  • Chinese (中文导览)
    Tours begin at 1:30 pm
    June 21, 23, 30
  • French (Français)
    Tours begin at 1:30 pm
    June 18, 25 
    Additional tours begin at 12:30 pm
    June 21, 28
  • Hebrew (סיור מודרך בעברית)
    Tours begin at 2:30 pm
    June 19, 26
    July 3, 10
  • Italian (Italiano)
    Tours begin at 2:30 pm
    June 27
    July 11, 25

*Tours are subject to change

Self-Guided Tours


Monday–Friday, 1 pm–5 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am–5 pm

Fossil Explainers, identified by a red button, staff the fourth floor to answer any questions about fossils and paleontology.

Earth and Space Explainers, identified by a purple button, staff the Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, and the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems to answer questions about astrophysics and geology.

Accessible Tours

The Museum offers a variety of specially designed tours for visitors with disabilities and their families. Information is available on our Accessibility page.