Empire State Building Observatory

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Opened in 1931, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco masterpiece—and one of the tallest skyscrapers in the entire country. It also offers two amazing observation decks, giving you unparalleled views of uptown and downtown Manhattan, and beyond. On the 86th floor, there’s an open-air, 360-degree terrace, complete with binoculars for an up-close-and-personal view (there’s also an indoor gallery, if the weather isn’t cooperating or it’s a little too chilly for your taste). Then, on the 102nd floor (Not included with this ticket), you’ll find an indoor, climate-controlled gallery that also offers stunning 360-degree views. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, the Empire State Building’s observatory is one New York City site that really should be on everyone’s short list. The views are amazing. The experience of standing high in the sky is nothing short of breathtaking. Plus, it’s one of those things you want to be able to tell you’re friends and family you’ve done! A sightseeing tip: Long lines are common at this popular destination, so book your tickets in advance.

FOR EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TICKETS:

Due to capacity limitations in place as part of the COVID-19 safety procedures, once you book tickets it is mandatory that you reserve your time slot via the link on the voucher that will be emailed to you after your purchase.

The Empire State Building has a timed entry system, which requires all visitors to have a pre reserved entry time. You must bring BOTH the timed reservation ticket you will receive after you make your reservation and the original voucher you have purchased from us in order to gain entry. The Empire State Building personnel will NOT be able to admit you without BOTH tickets.

Please note: The Empire State Building is operating with additional safety measures, for details visit: www.esbnyc.com/safety

Highlights:

• Panoramic views of the city skyline from 1,050 feet above street level!

• See up to 80 miles away – and 5 states – from the open air promenades!

• Climate-controlled indoor viewing galleries offer a comfortable viewing environment, whatever the weather!

• Newly-renovated Art-Deco lobby and 2 state-of-the-art exhibits.

• Self-guided multimedia tour tells you what you’re seeing from every vantage point!

 

Multi-Media tour app: The free Official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App is available on the App Store and Google Play. It includes an audio visual tour guide detailing the building’s construction, sustainability, and views; as well as quizzes, videos and an image gallery. The App is available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

 

Please note: Street sales agents outside of the building are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory

Visitor Tips:

• Observatory is open daily from 11am until 11pm so you can see the twinkling cityscape lit up against the night sky!

• No food or beverages are served on the upper levels.

Accessibility:

The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. The 86th Floor Observatory deck has handicapped restrooms, ramps, and lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

 

Observation Deck

Engish

 

Location:

20 West 34th Street 

Hours of Operation (Nov 29 through Dec 17 2021)

Monday - Thursday 9am – 9:15pm

Friday - Sunday 10am - 10:15pm

Hours of Operation (Dec 18 through Jan 2 2022)

Monday - Thursday 11am – 11:15pm

Friday - Sunday 11am - 11:15pm

 

Hours of Operation for 2022

Empire State Building Observatory 2022 Schedule

 

Average Visit Time:

1-2 hours

 

 

NYC has implemented The Key To The City Rule:

Click here for latest update about NYC vaccine and mask mandates.

Opened in 1931, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco masterpiece—and one of the tallest skyscrapers in the entire country. It also offers two amazing observation decks, giving you unparalleled views of uptown and downtown Manhattan, and beyond. On the 86th floor, there’s an open-air, 360-degree terrace, complete with binoculars for an up-close-and-personal view (there’s also an indoor gallery, if the weather isn’t cooperating or it’s a little too chilly for your taste). Then, on the 102nd floor (Not included with this ticket), you’ll find an indoor, climate-controlled gallery that also offers stunning 360-degree views. Open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, the Empire State Building’s observatory is one New York City site that really should be on everyone’s short list. The views are amazing. The experience of standing high in the sky is nothing short of breathtaking. Plus, it’s one of those things you want to be able to tell you’re friends and family you’ve done! A sightseeing tip: Long lines are common at this popular destination, so book your tickets in advance.

FOR EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TICKETS:

Due to capacity limitations in place as part of the COVID-19 safety procedures, once you book tickets it is mandatory that you reserve your time slot via the link on the voucher that will be emailed to you after your purchase.

The Empire State Building has a timed entry system, which requires all visitors to have a pre reserved entry time. You must bring BOTH the timed reservation ticket you will receive after you make your reservation and the original voucher you have purchased from us in order to gain entry. The Empire State Building personnel will NOT be able to admit you without BOTH tickets.

Please note: The Empire State Building is operating with additional safety measures, for details visit: www.esbnyc.com/safety

Highlights:

• Panoramic views of the city skyline from 1,050 feet above street level!

• See up to 80 miles away – and 5 states – from the open air promenades!

• Climate-controlled indoor viewing galleries offer a comfortable viewing environment, whatever the weather!

• Newly-renovated Art-Deco lobby and 2 state-of-the-art exhibits.

• Self-guided multimedia tour tells you what you’re seeing from every vantage point!

 

Multi-Media tour app: The free Official Empire State Building Observatory Experience App is available on the App Store and Google Play. It includes an audio visual tour guide detailing the building’s construction, sustainability, and views; as well as quizzes, videos and an image gallery. The App is available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, and German.

 

Please note: Street sales agents outside of the building are not employed by the Empire State Building Observatory

Visitor Tips:

• Observatory is open daily from 11am until 11pm so you can see the twinkling cityscape lit up against the night sky!

• No food or beverages are served on the upper levels.

Accessibility:

The Empire State Building is fully ADA compliant. The 86th Floor Observatory deck has handicapped restrooms, ramps, and lowered viewing walls and binoculars. Service dogs are allowed throughout the building. Motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are permitted.

 

Observation Deck

Engish

 

Location:

20 West 34th Street 

Hours of Operation (Nov 29 through Dec 17 2021)

Monday - Thursday 9am – 9:15pm

Friday - Sunday 10am - 10:15pm

Hours of Operation (Dec 18 through Jan 2 2022)

Monday - Thursday 11am – 11:15pm

Friday - Sunday 11am - 11:15pm

 

Hours of Operation for 2022

Empire State Building Observatory 2022 Schedule

 

Average Visit Time:

1-2 hours

 

 

ADULT:

$45.73

CHILD:

$39.36

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adult:

$45.73

child:

$39.36

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