The American Museum of Natural History NYC Skip-the-Line Guided Tour in New York, NY

Babylon ToursCentral Park West & 79th StNew York, NY 10024
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Experience the best of The American Museum of Natural History on this private guided tour featuring the world-famous dinosaur exhibits, Hall of Ocean Life, Rose Center for Earth and Space and so much more. This tour is a must-do for anyone visiting the museum for the first time.

2 to 8 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • The tour is 2.5 hours long and covers the museum highlights.
  • All entry fees included in admission.
  • Includes museum admission, but not special exhibitions or shows.
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible and for all ages.
  • Features professional tour guide.
  • The tour is in English and other languages upon request.
  • It starts at the Rose Hall of Earth and Science entrance.


from The American Museum of Natural History NYC Skip-the-Line Guided Tour
Interested in traveling through time and space? The American Museum of Natural History is the closest you’ll get without leaving Manhattan! This massive museum houses some of the world’s most curious artifacts. On this 2.5-hour private guided museum tour, your guide will lead you through its seemingly endless halls, highlighting the must-see displays.

The museum’s 33 million objects are spread through 28 different buildings – making a guide indispensable if you want to experience even a fraction of it. You’ll start by learning the museum’s history in the majestic Roosevelt Rotunda where you’ll come face to face with the first of many prehistoric characters on your visit. Moving on, your guide will explain how the dioramas are created as you explore the giant African mammals of the Akeley Hall.

The creatures get even bigger as you move towards the dinosaur exhibits featuring some of the most complete collections of dinosaur skeletons anywhere in the world. From the gargantuan Titanosaur to the crowd-favorite T-Rex, even the most serious adult feels like a kid staring up at these beasts. You’ll then move on to hear about the North American Forests, featuring the giant Sequoia, before gaping up at the Blue Whale hanging overhead in the Hall of Ocean Life. Visit some American mammals as you learn about the National Parks of the United States. End your visit with a trip to space, exploring the Cosmic Pathway that details the no fewer than 13 billion years of our universe’s existence. Talk about perspective, right?

  • Titanosaur
  • African Elephants
  • North American Birds
  • Primates
  • Human Origins
  • Blue Whale

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Frequently Asked Questions about The American Museum of Natural History NYC Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is up to 2.5 hrs.

What age is recommended for the tour?

The American Museum of Natural History Tour is great for all ages!

Where does the tour meet?

The meeting point is between the membership desk and the Barosaurus/Allosaurus fossils in the rotunda.

When does the tour start?

Tour starts at 10:30 AM, 2 PM, daily.

What does my admission include

Included in the admission professional tour guide just for you; Tour includes all entrance fees.

Do you operate tours rain or shine?

Whether it rains, snows, or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation available?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Is food or drink allowed on the tour?

No outside food or drink when in the Museums can be brought in.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not allowed, including electronic cigarettes.

Can I take photos on the tour?

Photos are allowed unless otherwise indicated. The use of flash video and selfie sticks are prohibited.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the tour.