American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.
The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.
The Education Department creates learning opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, at the Museum, at home, in school, and in the community.
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School Group Programs Available (All Grades)
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Multi-day and weeklong science immersions for children in grades pre-K – 8 that introduce them to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.
A hands-on exploration of science and inquiry for School Group visits.
The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the scenes look at its science.
This program encourages preschoolers, ages 2 to 5 years old, to use their instinctive nature to investigate and explore the world around them in an environment designed for them.
A series of free, hands-on events for school groups of all ages on a variety of topics. Check out the Drop-In events for the 2013-14 school year.
The LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest invites New York City students in grades K-8 to submit essays about their Museum visit to the LeFrak Family Gallery, where they can experience Whales: Giants of the Deep.
Observe the vibrant migration of birds in Central Park and other nature walks hosted by the Museum.
Classes for young children and their parents or caregivers about the wonders of science and nature.
Grades 8-12: Middle and high school laboratory experiences in comparative genomics, evolution, and the brain.
Suggested General Admission
- Adults: $22
- Children (2-12): $12.50
- Seniors/Students with ID: $17.00
- Adult Members: Free
- Child Members: Free
Suggested General Admission, which supports the Museum’s scientific and educational endeavors, includes admission to all 45 Museum halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Should you wish to pay less than the suggested admission, you may do so by purchasing tickets at any admissions desk at the Museum.
By purchasing tickets online, you agree to pay the full suggested admission plus a service charge per ticket.
- Adults: $35
- Children (2-12): $22.00
- Seniors/Students with ID: $28.00
- Adult Members: $16.50
- Child Members: $12
Tickets include admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus all special exhibitions, IMAX films, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show.
Museum Plus One Admission
- Adults: $27
- Children (2-12): $16.00
- Seniors/Students with ID: $22.00
Museum Plus One tickets include admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space plus one special exhibition, IMAX film, or Hayden Planetarium Space Show.
By purchasing Museum Plus One tickets online, you agree to pay the full Museum Plus One admission plus a service charge per ticket.
The Museum is open daily, 10:00 a.m.—5:45 p.m.
The Museum is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.