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Ticket Counter Admission

Pay-what-you-wish admission is available only at ticket counters, where the amount you pay is up to you. 

Buy your tickets online now to avoid waiting in admission lines.

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Combination Passes

Special combination passes for the Museum and other NYC attractions.


Save 42% on New York's top 6 attractions handpicked and packaged together.

CityPASS is valid for one general admission to each attraction during its 9-day validity period, there’s no need to lock into a specific visit date.

Purchase from CityPASS for immediate delivery to your mobile device, or at a Museum admissions desk.

New York Pass

Get free entry into over 80 top NYC attractions including the American Museum of Natural History! The New York Pass is available in 1-, 2-, 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-day passes. Each comes with a 230-page guidebook, available in 8 languages.

NYC Explorer Pass

Choose 3, 5, 7, or 10 popular NYC sights — including the American Museum of Natural History — for one low price. Valid for 30 days. Save up to 50% off admission price and get a free guidebook. Purchase from Go New York.

Group Visits

School or Camp Visits

There's a reason we're a top field trip destination in New York City: amazing new exhibits, more than 34 million objects in our permanent collections, and exceptional programs, resources and classes for students and teachers! Admission to the Museum is free for NYC school and camp groups.

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Other Groups

The American Museum of Natural History has something for every age and interest, and our attentive and professional staff will help you plan the most memorable experience for your adult, corporate or senior group.

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What You Need to Know

Public Transportation

Subway: Take the B (weekdays only) or C to 81st Street. Two blocks west of the Museum, the 1 train stops at Broadway and West 79th Street. For a complete subway map, visit the MTA website

Please note: The 81st Street subway station and subway entrance to the Museum are not wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible subway station is the 72nd Street station for the 1, 2, and 3 trains, with a connection on the northbound M7 on Amsterdam Avenue.

Bus: The M79 bus travels east/west on West 79th Street across Central Park, with a stop next to the Museum on West 81st Street. Other buses also stop at or near the Museum, including the M7, M10, M11, M86, and M104 buses. For complete bus information, visit the MTA website.

Train: From North of New York City: See the Metro North Railroad website for maps and schedule information.

From Long Island: See the Long Island Railroad website for maps and schedule information.

From New Jersey: See the New Jersey Transit website for maps and schedule information.

From Outside the New York City Metro Area: If you are traveling from outside the New York City Metro Area, please visit the Amtrak website for route and schedule information and to purchase tickets.

Bike Parking

There are bicycle racks in the driveway of the Museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space, as well as in the parking garage. Both are accessible on 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

For Access-a-Ride Service and GPS Devices 

Use the following address: 56 West 81st Street, New York, NY 10024


The American Museum of Natural History is committed to ensuring that its facilities, exhibitions, and services are accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. Please visit the Accessibility section to learn more about Museum facilities, resources, and programs.

Caregivers accompanying visitors with disabilities receive free Museum admission.


T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

The Nature of Color

Worlds Beyond Earth

See all exhibitions or check the Museum Calendar for programs and events.


Before Your Visit

Download our free Explorer app for turn-by-turn directions. Available on iOS and Android.

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Or download a PDF map of the Museum.

American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024-5102
Phone: 212-769-5100