Your New York Explorer Pass includes

  • General admission to all 45 halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Free guided tours around the exhibition

This famous museum is one of the largest in the world and over five million history buffs visit every year. You might even recognize it as the star of the Robin Williams movie Night at the Museum.

Hours of Operation

Daily, 10AM-5:45PM

Closings & Holidays

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Know before you go

Getting In: Present your pass for General Admission at either of these two locations:

  1. Rose Center Entrance (81st St between Central Park West and Columbus Ave) and proceed downstairs to the Will Call window Insider Tip: This location often has shorter lines
  2. Main Entrance (79th St at Central Park West) and proceed to the Vouchers Desk

Included Extra: Your pass entitles you to free general admission. If you would like to upgrade your admission ticket to include a temporary exhibit, IMAX or 3D film, OR a Hayden Planetarium Space Show, you may do so for only $12.50 (adults) and $9.50 (children) directly at the Museum.

Getting there

American Museum of Natural History

US, NY, New York, 10024, Central Park West at 79th,


Central Park West at 79th,
New York, NY 10024
United States

Closest Subway Stop

B (weekdays only) or C trains to 81st Street station; 1 train to 79th Street station at Broadway. Walk two blocks east to the Museum.

Closest Bus Stop

M79 to 81st Street