Your New York Explorer pass includes

  • Access to the 86th floor observation deck for 360-degree views
  • Official Empire State Building self-guided multimedia tour
  • Historic and cultural exhibits
  • Limited Time Only - Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 22-December 31, 2019: Early Bird Access beginning at 7:30AM, a full 30-minutes prior to general admission entry. Enjoy a spacious observatory experience as an exclusive Go New York pass perk.

See Manhattan in all its glory from the top of the Empire State Building. You’ll head up to the 86th floor, 1,050-feet above the ground, to get a 360-degree view of the city that never sleeps. Whether you're visiting day or night, this is a must-do for visitors to NYC.

Hours of Operation

Daily, 8AM-2AM (last admission is at 1:15AM)

Closings & Holidays

Open 365 days-a-year.

Know before you go

Your pass is your ticket to enter the Empire State Building and you can save time by skipping the ticket kiosks. Simply present your pass at the General Admission turnstile, located beyond security, and you’re in. (Want VIP entry? Upgrade your access at any of the ticket kiosks to get expedited entry and access to the 112th floor at a discounted rate.)

Limited Time Only - Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 22-December 31, 2019: Early Bird Access beginning at 7:30AM, a full 30-minutes prior to general admission entry. Enjoy a spacious observatory experience as an exclusive Go New York pass perk.

Tips for visiting the Empire State Building

  • The Observatory is open until 2:00 am every night. So, if you fancy a late-night visit, you can enjoy the spectacular skyline views after dark.
  • Enjoy live music performances on most Thursday - Saturday evenings after 9:00 pm.
  • The Empire State Building has free WiFi throughout, so you can share your experience as you explore.
  • When it comes to dining, drinks, and snacks, there are several options. Take your pick from the STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi, Starbucks, and Sushi-Teria.
  • The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. There are handicapped restrooms on the 86th Floor Observatory along with ramps, lowered viewing walls, and binoculars. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

Getting there

Empire State Building with Early Bird Access

US, NY, New York, 10118, 20 West 34th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue)

Address

20 West 34th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10118
United States

Closest Subway Stop

6 train to 33rd Street; R, N, Q, B, D, M, F trains to 34th Street/Herald Square; 1, 2, or 3 trains to 34th Street/Penn Station. The Empire State Building is walking distance from Penn Station, Herald Square, Grand Central Station, and Times Square, less than one block from 34th St subway stop.