Your New York Explorer Pass includes

  • 360-degree view of the city from the 70th floor observatory deck
  • A trip in the glass elevator to the top
  • A multimedia exhibit detailing the history of the iconic building

Hours of Operation

Daily, 8AM–12AM (last entry at 11:15PM)

Closings & Holidays

Open 365 days a year

Know before you go

Use the entrance on 50th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Proceed down the staircase to enter the Express Line and present your pass for entry.

If you are traveling with a tour group, please send a tour group leader to exchange all passes for timed admission tickets between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on the day before you plan to visit the observatory. Tour groups that arrive after 10:00 am without timed admission tickets may be turned away.

The observatory is open until midnight so you can visit day and night, sun up or sun down

To beat the crowds visit between 8AM and 11AM or after 10PM

Group Tours: If you are traveling with a tour group, please send a tour group leader to exchange all Passes for timed admission tickets between 9AM and 10AM on the day you plan to visit the observatory. Tour groups that arrive after 10AM without timed admission tickets may be turned away.

For more information visit the Top of the Rock website.

How to get your Top Of The Rock Observatory tickets

Just show your New York Explorer pass at the Top Of The Rock admission counter and you're in – there's no need to purchase individual tickets at any of the New York attractions included on your pass.

View from top of the rock

Getting there

Top Of The Rock Observatory

US, NY, New York, 10112, 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The main entrance is on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Address

30 Rockefeller Plaza. The main entrance is on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
New York, NY 10112
United States

Closest Subway Stop

B, D, F or M trains to 47-50th St./Rockefeller Center Station