American Museum of Natural History

Natural History Makes a Grand Entrance at the American Museum of Natural History! Share in the excitement of discovery in the American Museum of Natural History's new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, where spectacular architecture and fascinating exhibits reveal how all life is connected.

Taking the museum experience to soaring new heights, the Gilder Center showcases:

The year-round Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium with up to 1,000 free-flying butterflies.
The Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Insectarium, a gallery devoted to Earth’s most diverse and abundant animal group and home of the largest leafcutter ant colony in the US.
Floor-to-ceiling displays of the Museum’s scientific collections spread out across three levels help us understand the natural world and global cultures.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79 St NY NY 10024

Open daily 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

[Note: Last entry time on May 1st will be 1:30pm]

How to redeem:

Reservations for timed entry to the Museum are required.
[Reserve button] link to:

How to reserve a time:

  1. Select the "Passholders or IDNYC and Corporate Members" checkbox.

  2. Select the number of tickets.

  3. Select the date and time of entry.

Questions or changes: If you have any questions or need to change or cancel your reservation, please contact the Museum at (212) 769-5200 prior to the day of your visit.

  • You will need to present your Sightseeing Pass ticket confirmation email and QR codes plus a copy of your separate American Museum of Natural History timed-entry reservation email for entry.

  • Proceed through security to any admission desk at either the 79th Street or 81st Street entrance (81st Street usually has shorter wait times) to receive your admission ticket to the Museum. If you wish to add on ticketed experiences, you can do so for $10 per experience per person.

  • The Museum encourages you to arrive as close to your ticketed time as possible, however, the Museum is usually able to accommodate early or late arrivals.

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