Madame Tussauds New York in New York, NY

234 West 42nd St.New York, NY 10036
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Overview

Located just a few blocks from Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City, the popular Madame Tussauds New York offers exciting entertainment in an ideal location. Guests of all ages can enjoy seeing realistic wax figures of celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Pink, Jennifer Lopez and more. Guests can also enjoy a 4-D cinema experience featuring Marvel comics.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Largest Madame Tussauds in US.
  • Largest attraction in Times Square.
  • Only Madame Tussauds that features a NY tribute room.
  • Self guided tour.
  • Takes about 1.5 hours.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Bring a camera.

Description

from Madame Tussauds New York
Madame Tussauds New York, prominently located in the heart of Times Square, is more than just an interactive wax attraction; it is an iconic “must do” New York experience and the home of the Ghostbusters Hyper – Reality Experience and SKULL Island. There are no velvet ropes or obtrusive barriers to keep guests from interacting with the world’s most recognizable and influential icons. The fully immersive, one-of-a-kind attraction is great for families and visitors of any age.

Opening Night Party
Snap! Flash! Get past the sea of cameras and make a grand entrance to the star-studded Opening Night Party. Rub shoulders with award winners like Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and more. Get the latest gossip and strike a pose while you mix and mingle with the world’s most famous A-list stars.

Film
Lights! Camera! Action! Dazzle alongside Marilyn Monroe, Act as Bruce Willis’ stunt double or hope on a bike to take E.T. home. From classic films of the golden age to heart-stopping blockbusters, re-enact the cinema’s most memorable moments!

TV
Choose your dream role on set with TV’s biggest stars! Pose next to Sofia Vergara and unleash your inner comedian as Lucille Ball’s sidekick. Report live with Anderson Cooper before getting comfy on Oprah’s couch for an in-depth interview. It’s prime time to make television history!

Culture
Take a lesson from some of the greatest intellectuals in history! Study E=MC2 with Einstein, let Maya Angelou inspire you and explore your abstract side with Salvador Dalí. It’s your chance to shape history with the greats!

The Gallery
The world’s greatest leaders and influential figures await your arrival at The Gallery! Before rewriting history, take a few moments to rub elbows with the historical guests such as George Washington, Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, President Obama, and President Trump.


The Ghostbuster Experience
The Ghostbusters Experience is a multi-layered and sensory environment immersing you into a fantastical and spirited world, inspired by the 2016 film. Start your journey on the underground subway tracks of New York, where you’ll experience your first apparition, a state-of-the-art virtual simulation. If that doesn’t inspire you to become New York’s newest spirit hunter, the shocks and scares you’ll experience as you move through the next room of the experience are sure to do the trick. In the final room on your journey through Ghostbusters, there’ll be multiple opportunities to test your new skills; including helping the all-female team to capture a real-life ghost! New York needs YOU!

Kong: Skull Island
Madame Tussauds New York and Legendary Pictures announced that they have partnered to bring a larger than life Kong: Skull Island experience to the iconic Times Square attraction. Visitors can expect to walk into a tropical adventure as they step into the environment of the infamous Skull Island. Once inside, they will be joined by an all-new figure of Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) as they begin their epic adventure!

Marvel Super Heroes
4D Experience (Gold Ticket)
Step inside the top secret command center to unlock your powers alongside the Hulk, Spider Man, Thor and more. Pass their tests and advance to the thrilling finale, the Marvel Super Heroes Cinema 4D Film Experience. *Please note, this is an add-on and is available as part of the Super Hero ticket package for an added fee at the attraction.*

Authentic History
Celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Madame Tussaud in an interactive exhibit that uncovers the secrets of her realistic artistry and at the time, dark history. Go behind the scenes to learn about the fascinating and complex creation of our lifelike wax figures, using methods that hardly differ from those used by Madam Tussaud herself!

Sports Zone
Score! Challenge Carmelo Anthony on the court, box with Evander Holyfield, pitch to Derek Jeter or call a play with Eli Manning in Sports Zone. See how you measure up to some of the biggest legends in sports history!

Music Zone
Take center stage in the immersive Music Zone. Drop beats with Diddy, belt it out with Katy Perry and go Gaga under the bright lights. Join today’s hottest artist for an unforgettable performance in the heart of Times Square!

PROJECT RUNWAY
It’s time to become a fashionista, stylist, and model all in the same day! With our brand new Project Runway experience, you can do it all! Feel like you’re a part of the show! Madame Tussauds New York’s all new, imaginative fashion experience welcomes a brand new figure of a famous supermodel, fashion designer, and star of Project Runway™, Heidi Klum! As you enter our New York fashion workshop you will be welcomed by the stunning Heidi Klum! Here, guests have the opportunity to interact within the fashion world by using digital touch screen sketchbooks to work like a real designer! Choose from an array of outfits, patterns, and styles to create your very own couture look. Towards the End of this fashion journey, new designers will also have the chance to take photos featured on the front cover of Marie Claire™ magazine. Oh, and don’t forget your chance to become a Superstar and walk the hot runway with the paparazzi flashing their cameras at you! IT’S TIME TO WALK THE RUNWAY WITH US!

Broadway
Madame Tussauds New York Presents Broadway. Experience the magic of Broadway like never before in an interactive journey behind the scenes of iconic Broadway Shows. It's time to play your part! Score the music, get in wardrobe, create the magic and join the cast! The Ultimate Broadway Experience is waiting.

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LYNNE R
Carlisle, United Kingdom
"Good for a Rainy Day"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2019 NEW
We decided to visit this museum as it was raining and it was included in our New York Pass. One grumble though, in the New York Pass literature it mentions that they allow you entrance one hour before the museum opens to the general public. We tried this on a Sunday morning one hour prior to opening, but were denied entrance by a member of staff saying they didn't have enough staff there to let us in. So we had to return in regular opening hours. We enjoyed this attraction though, I particularly liked the musical section and the President Obama waxwork was excellent. My daughter and I also loved the Taylor Swift waxwork as we both like her! It was very well set out and when we visited wasn't too crowded so we got plenty of photo opportunities with our favourite waxworks.
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donnamR711SZ
Leicester, United Kingdom
"My partners first time ! "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2019 NEW
Took my partner for his first visit to a Madame Tussaud’s , very good but the models aren’t as good as the one in London . Still worth a visit though . Excellent for all ages !
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naddie1
Motherwell, United Kingdom
"So so"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2019 NEW
A few positive changes from the last time I visited, still a few characters a bit dated. Loved The Theatre attractions. Was so disappointed with the staff at the photo counter, damn rude. Waited to be served, to be told she was counting her till money, then processed to ignore us and start cleaning her work station. So annoyed we decided to pass on purchasing our pictures. Your staff at this particular station need more staff training, they are letting the side down.
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Angeladida216
Cleveland, Ohio
"Staff was amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 26, 2019 NEW
Writing this just to brag on the staff we met - Carlos, manager for 17 years and so proud to work for the company. Thank you for sharing your story with us, and helping us not get lost in there! Jamal was a greeter at the door, very kind and introduced us to Carlos. I just love to see people that enjoy their job and truly are welcoming. I'm sure it's hard to do consistently in such a crazy tourist town, but thank you for taking time to help us and be great ambassadors for Madame Tussauds and NYC. We will be back! PS - yes, we enjoyed all our Dylan's treats :)
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AnanthaTrvl
Hamden, Connecticut
"Finally..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 23, 2019 NEW
My wife wanted to go to Madame Tussaud’s for long time. Finally .. worthy enough to visit once. Enjoyed the 10 minute marvel movie.. some of the statues looked more like the real person. Some not..
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Frequently Asked Questions about Madame Tussauds New York

Where are the nearest subway stations?
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S (at 42nd Street-Times Square)
A, C, E (at 42nd Street & 8th Avenue)
B, D, F, M (at 42nd Street & 6th Avenue)

Where is the discounted parking garage?
Discounted parking is available at IKON/Global Garage at 143 West 40th St (between Broadway and 7th Avenue) when you validate your parking claim ticket at Madame Tussauds admissions. $20 rate for up to 12hrs valid Monday - Saturday. Madame Tussauds is not responsible for parking discount or association with Global Parking LLC. Oversized vehicles are subject to additional charge.

Can I take large bags or luggage to Madame Tussauds?
For security reasons, large bags or luggage are not permitted to be left with Madame Tussauds staff. Lockers are available for most items.

How long does a visit to Madame Tussauds last?
It takes approximately an hour and half to complete a visit of Madame Tussauds, including Cinema 4D.

How long can I expect to wait in line to get into Madame Tussauds?
During busy seasons (i.e. holidays and summer), the wait can be up to an hour. No need to worry, you can snap photos with our wax celebrity hosts, or watch our fun video introduction.

Can I take a baby stroller to Madame Tussauds?
Yes.

Can I take any animals or pets to Madame Tussauds?
No animals or pets are permitted into Madame Tussauds. However, we do permit Service Animals.

Are there wheelchairs available?
Wheelchairs are available on request but the number available is limited - there is no charge or deposit required. Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis.

Can I take a camera to Madame Tussauds?
We encourage taking many photos! Cameras are permitted in all public areas of Madame Tussauds.

Can I eat or drink at Madame Tussauds?
We do not permit outside food and beverage. However, you can purchase food and beverage in the attraction.

What are the hours of operation?
Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am – 12:00 am