Plan Your Visit | American Museum of Natural History (2024)

What are the ticket types?

General Admission

Adult$28 |Student(with ID) $22 |Senior(Ages 60+) $22 |Children(3–12) $16 |MemberFree

Includes permanent exhibitions, and entry to the Gilder Center, Extinct and Endangered, Grounded by Our Roots, Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry,and What's in a Name?

General Admission + One

Adult$34 |Student(with ID) $27 |Senior(Ages 60+) $27 |Children(3–12) $20 |MemberFree

Includes permanent exhibitions, and entry to the Gilder Center,Extinct and Endangered,Grounded by Our Roots, Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop JewelryandWhat's in a Name?plusoneof these ticketed exhibitions —Davis Family Butterfly VivariumorInvisible Worldsimmersive experience.orWorlds Beyond Earth(Hayden Planetarium Space Show)orSea Lions: Life by a Whisker(giant-screen film) or The Secret World of Elephants.

General Admission + All

Adult$39 |Student(with ID) $31|Senior(Ages 60+) $31 |Children(3–12) $24 |MemberFree

Includes permanent exhibitions, and entry to the Gilder Center,Extinct and Endangered,Grounded by Our Roots, Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry,andWhat's in a Name?plustwo or moreof these ticketed Exhibitions —Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium, andInvisible Worldsimmersive experience, andWorlds Beyond Earth(Hayden Planetarium Space Show),andSea Lions: Life by a Whisker(giant-screen film), andThe Secret World of Elephants.

Resident Pricing

For residents of NY, NJ, and CT

Adult$25 |Student(with ID) $20|Senior(Ages 60+) $20 |Children(3–12) $14

Includes permanent exhibitions, and entry to the Gilder Center,Extinct and Endangered,Grounded by Our Roots, Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry,andWhat's in a Name?butdoes not includeticketed exhibitions.

Resident Pricing + One

For residents of NY, NJ, and CT

Adult$30 |Student(with ID) $24 |Senior(Ages 60+) $24 |Children(3–12) $17 |MemberFree

Includes permanent exhibitions, and entry to the Gilder Center,Extinct and Endangered,Grounded by Our Roots, Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry,andWhat's in a Name?plusoneof these ticketed exhibitions —Davis Family Butterfly VivariumorInvisible Worldsimmersive experience.orWorlds Beyond Earth(Hayden Planetarium Space Show)orSea Lions: Life by a Whisker(giant-screen film) orThe Secret World of Elephants.

Resident Pricing + All

For residents of NY, NJ, and CT

Adult$35 |Student(with ID) $28 |Senior(Ages 60+) $28 |Children(3–12) $20 |MemberFree

Includes permanent exhibitions, and entry to the Gilder Center,Extinct and Endangered,Grounded by Our Roots, Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry,andWhat's in a Name?,plustwo or moreof these ticketed exhibitions —Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium, andInvisible Worldsimmersive experience, andWorlds Beyond Earth(Hayden Planetarium Space Show), andSea Lions: Life by a Whisker(giant-screen film),andThe Secret World of Elephants.

2020 Update to Regional Ticketing: Pay What You Wish

Who is eligible?

  • Residents of NY, NJ, and CT (with ID) maypay what you wishforGeneral Admissiononly.
  • Ticketed exhibitions (Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium, Invisible Worlds immersive experience, Hayden Planetarium Space Show, giant-screen film, and The Secret World of Elephants) areNOTincluded and cannot be added to a Pay-What-You-Wish ticket. To see any of our ticketed exhibitions, reserve aResident Pricing Ticket.
  • For visitorsoutsideof NY, NJ or CT, the fee for General Admission is mandatory.

Steps to make an online pay-what-you-wish reservation:

  • Select the checkboxthat says "NY, NJ, or CT Residents.The amount you pay for General Admission is up to you."
  • Enter an eligible zip code.
  • Select "Pay What You Wish"
  • Select the number of tickets.
  • Select date and time of entry.
  • Enter the amount you would like to pay.

The fee is suggested at $25 for adults, $20 for students with ID, $20 for seniors (ages 60 and up), and $14 for children (ages 3–12).

Do guests of NY, NJ and CT residents qualify for pay-what-you-wish suggested admission?

Tri-state residents with valid identification can pay what you wish for four (4) General Admission tickets.

General Admission fees are waived for the following groups:

  • Museum Members, IDNYC Members, corporate members, and corporate reward program members (includingChase Private Client Arts & Culture Card members)
  • Children under 3
  • All members of the U.S. military and their families during the Blue Star program, from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day. At other times of the year, free general admission is provided to members of the U.S. military and one guest.
  • Cool Culture pass holders
  • Caregivers accompanying visitors with disabilities
  • Museum staff and museum sector staff
  • Visitors who enter the Museum during the last hour of the day

*Please notethat complimentary admissions still require a timed-entry reservation.Check the box that says "Passholders or IDNYC and Corporate Members" on theticketing pageto make your reservation.

Your transaction will be completed at the Museum.

Common Questions

How do I purchase a ticket to the Museum?

All tickets must be reserved onlineonthe Museum’s website.

Who qualifies for student admission?

Students with valid identification qualify for student admission fees.

Who qualifies for senior admission?

Seniors ages 60 and up with valid identification qualify for senior admission.

Who qualifies for child admission?

Children ages 3–12 qualify for child admission.

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